Special Event Calendar

Desert View Watchtower on the edge of Grand Canyon

2015 Cultural Demonstration Series
Desert View Watchtower
9 am–4 pm

November 21-22, 2015
Michael George, Hopi kachina carver

November 27-29, 2015
Gwen Setalla, Hopi potter
Nuvadi Dawahoya, Hopi kachina carver

Dates and times are subject to change.
Please call 638-7968 for more information.

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Collage of 6 Artists doing "Plen Air on the Rim" September 8-12, 2012

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art: "Plen Air on the Rim" September 12-19, 2015 -Exhibit at Kolb Studio: Sept. 20, 2015 - Jan. 18, 2016

Paintings on display in exhibit

Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Exhibit

2015 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art
Exhibit and Sale through January 18, 2016

Hosted each year by the Grand Canyon Association, the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is an annual event that includes 6 days of art related events followed by a 3 month long exhibition in Kolb Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

The 7th Annual Celebration of Art featured over 25 artists from around the country who engaged in a plein air competition and exhibition.


To view paintings that are available for purchase:

Every September, park visitors and residents have an opportunity to watch artists paint Grand Canyon as they seek to represent the shifting light and shadow, amazing land forms, and vibrant colors of this vast landscape.

Each artist brings a completed studio piece with them and then spends a number of days creating more artwork on the South Rim, on the North Rim, at Phantom Ranch and at Indian Garden during the Plein Air at the Canyon Event.

At the end of the week, on Saturday, the Quick Draw Event takes place in the historic district of Grand Canyon Village. During the auction that immediately follows the Quick Draw event, park residents and visitors have the opportunity to bid on the paintings that they watched being created that morning, and to bring a piece of Grand Canyon home.

The 2015 Exhibit and Sale runs through the holidays, through Monday, January 18, 2016.

Proceeds from this event support the goal of funding an art venue at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This permanent home will ensure that future generations of park visitors will be able to view the stunning art collection in the Grand Canyon National Park Museum and Grand Canyon Association Collections.

For information about the upcoming 2016 Celebration of Art visit:


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