On February 26, 2019, the Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years since it's designation as a national park and so much more!
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Grand Canyon welcomes approximately six million domestic and international visitors each year. After 100 years, whether it's hiking a corridor trail, taking a stroll on the rim or enjoying the landscape from an overlook, Grand Canyon continues to provide a space for all visitors to connect with the outdoors.
The Centennial year will feature virtual and in-park events throughout 2019 at the South Rim, North Rim, Desert View, Inner Canyon, and surrounding gateway communities. Learn more about Grand Canyon's 100th Anniversary.
Desert View Cultural Demonstrator Series
An opportunity to interact with tribal artisans from Grand Canyon's traditionally associated tribes - and for them to share their history and crafts. Jewelers, silversmiths, weavers, potters, sculptors, and a variety of other artisans are scheduled throughout the year.
The demonstrations are free and open to the public and take place in the historic Watchtower (1932) on the rim of Grand Canyon.
The current Cultural Demonstrator schedule is here
The Summer 2019 Cultural Demonstrator schedule is here
Touring scenic Desert View Drive (25 miles - 40 km)here
Amazing Kolb Brothers Exhibit
A Grand Life at the Grand Canyon
Through September 8, 2019, at historic Kolb Studio near Bright Angel Trailhead
At first glance, Kolb Studio appears to be an old house perched on the rim of the canyon.
However, if you step inside, or see it from Bright Angel Trail on your hike out of the canyon, you get the sense it is much more than that.
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.
See Unusual Antique Cameras
Watch Their Movie That Played Continuously for 61 Years
This exhibit is presented by the Grand Canyon Association, Cline Library and Grand Canyon National Park. Additional funding is provided by the Babbitt Foundation, Pink Jeep Tours, Las Vegas and Sedona and Ms. Penny Schultz.
"The Amazing Kolb Brothers" exhibit - now through September 8, 2019
Thirty-five years of outstanding artists, commissions of new music inspired by the Grand Canyon, award-winning education programming like the Native American Composer Apprentice Project, and celebrations of American and new music.
2019 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art
Exhibit in Kolb Studio - September 7, 2019 through January 21, 2020
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 a3 month long exhibition in Kolb Studioon the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
The 11th Annual Celebration of Art will feature over 25 artists from around the country who will engage in a plein air competition and exhibition.
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.
"Plein Air on the Rim" September 7-15, 2019
2019 Exhibit and Sale will run from September, 16, 2019 through January 21, 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.
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.")