16th Avon Fine Art & Wine Affaire, Avon, Colorado

Festival Details

Hours: 10am-5pm
Admission: Free
Parking: Free
Where: Nottingham Park in Avon, Colorado

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Thunderbird Artists Avon Fine Art and Wine Festival
Karen Cooper

Thunderbird Artists, a family owned and operated company based in Arizona, is proud to promote the 16th Annual Avon Fine Art & Wine Affaire, July 10th, 11th and 12th, 2009. This festival will feature an award-winning gathering of artists, along with fine wines and delicious cuisine.


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Nottingham Park provides an elegant backdrop for nationally recognized artists, exhibiting impressive oils on canvas, watercolors, acrylics and mixed media paintings in various subjects. Also on display will be striking small, medium and life-sized bronze sculptures, radiant hand blown glass sculptures, intricate metal work, wood, clay and mixed media sculptures, anomalous handcrafted jewelry, breathtaking photography and much more!

The artists come from throughout the United States and abroad. Some of the local Colorado artists taking part in this unmatched event include: spectacular oil painter Katherine McNeill, photographer John Richter, Ralph Parker with his contemporary glass sculptures, Melinda Nemechek with impressive landscape pieces and many others, guaranteeing something to satisfy everyone’s artistic craving.

As if one of Colorado’s most breathtaking gatherings of artists wasn’t enough, the festival is complimented by Schlossadler International Wines, providing a unique wine tasting opportunity. For $10, patrons will receive a souvenir wine glass and six tasting tickets; allowing them to indulge in the wide selection of fine wines from all over the world, specializing in German and Australian wines.

Bronze sculpture above by Mitch Billis

Thunderbird Artists Avon Fine Art and Wine Festival
From left: Philip Feaster, Teri McReynolds, Teresa Hansen

Thunderbird Artists Avon Fine Art and Wine FestivalThunderbird Artists Avon Fine Art and Wine Festival
Photo of Avon festival and scenery; Glass blower booth; Photos by Larry Glass