Kolb Studio (1905)
This restored building was a family home and photography studio.
8 am – 7 pm (March 3 through May 18)
8 am – 8 pm (May 19 through Aug. 17)
9 am - 8 pm (Aug. 18 through Sept. 7)
8 am – 7 pm (Sept. 8 through Nov. 30)
8 am – 6 pm (Dec. 1 through March 1)
The Amazing Kolb Brothers
A Grand Life at Grand Canyon Exhibit
This is the Victorian home of the Kolb Brothers who created a lasting legacy of adventure, exploration, family love, and amazing Grand Canyon photography that will last as long as the Canyon itself.
Presented by Grand Canyon Association, Cline Library and Grand Canyon National Park. Additional funding provided by the Babbitt Foundation, Pink Jeep Tours, The cities of Las Vegas and Sedona, and Ms. Penny Schultz.
Exhibits at Kolb Studio are sponsored by the Grand Canyon Association and Grand Canyon National Park. For more information on this exhibit and the Grand Canyon Association and its programs, please visit http://www.grandcanyon.org
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2020 Grand Canyon Celebration of ArtExhibit in Kolb Studio - September 12, 2020, through January 18, 2021
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 12th Annual Celebration of Art will feature over 25 artists from around the country who will engage in a plein air competition and exhibition.
very 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.
"Plein Air on the Rim" September 7-15, 2019
The 2019 Exhibition and Sale will run from September, 15, 2019 through January 20, 2020.
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.
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Every September, a group of artists gather at Grand Canyon National Park for the Celebration of Art presented by Grand Canyon Association. Proceeds from the event go towards establishing a permanent art venue at Grand Canyon. Visitors may watch and learn from the Plein Air painters. (Video clip from "Grand Canyon a Journey of Wonder.")
2020 Celebration of Art Event Schedule*
Friday, September 11 – Artists arrive for orientation and canvas stamping (afternoon)
September 12-18 – Artists paint onsite (in addition, scheduled public demonstrations in the park)
Friday, September 18 – All artists paint along rim between Mather Point and Trailview Overlook
September 19 – Quick Draw event and auction (morning)
September 20 – Opening Reception (morning)
Exhibition & Sale through January 18, 2021
*Additional events and/or presentations may be scheduled at a later time.
Last updated: January 23, 2020