Special Event Calendar
2018 Grand Canyon Celebration of ArtExhibit in Kolb Studio - September 16, 2018 through January 21, 2019
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 10th 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 8-15, 2018
2018 Exhibit and Sale will run from September, 16, 2018 through January 14, 2019.
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 and schedule for the 2018 Celebration of Art visit: https://www.grandcanyon.org/events/celebration-of-art-2018/
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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.")
The Amazing Kolb Brothers
A Grand Life at the Grand Canyon ExhibitReturns January 25, 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.
2019 Grand Canyon Star Party
June 22–29, 2019
Last updated: September 9, 2018