Festival DetailsHours: Open Every Day, 10am-6pm
Admission: Adults $8 ~ Seniors $6 ~ Children 12 years and under Free
Admission price gets you a ticket for the whole season. Pay once, come back often!
Where: Situated at the SW corner of Scottsdale Road to Jomax
Thunderbird Artists, award-winning, nationally recognized and Arizona’s leading producer of juried fine art and wine events, stages another captivating fine art experience… the Arizona Fine Art EXPO. This show delivers seventy-four continuous days of exceptional art adventure!
The EXPO unites an impressive gathering of 100 nationally celebrated and award-winning artists that passionately produce art in studios. They can be seen painting in all mediums, sketching in pen & ink, pastels and pencil, assembling mosaics, sculpting clay, carving wood, composing mixed media on canvas, welding, designing and sculpting jewelry. Outside, artists can be found working in outdoor cabanas carving alabaster, etching stone, welding metal, steel and copper, patina finishing, glass fusing and more!
The quaint Café de Expo offers scrumptious breakfast, snacks and lunch in the afternoon. Enjoy eating indoors or experience sitting under the festive red umbrellas outdoors at tables positioned throughout and among the many sculptures in the Sculpture Garden for added pleasure.
The EXPO Artists’ Marketplace is not just another boutique or gift shop with imported goods from other countries; it is an amazing marketplace for the artists to present their fine arts and unique crafts. Artists are able to sell their original small sized paintings and prints, sculptures, unique handmade gifts, fine pottery, luminous glass creations, jewelry, specialized note cards, hand painted scarves, romantic keepsakes, souvenirs and much more.
Attendees enjoy the ambiance of quiet, leisurely strolls on paths that flow in and about the spectacular two-acre Sculpture Garden. See stunning medium, life-sized and monumental sculptures in bronze, stone, clay, glass, metal, copper and mixed media. Listen to the delightful sounds of whispering waters flowing from unique water fountains along the paths. Weekends come alive with the sounds of live musical entertainment. Check the Calendar of events for art classes, workshops, book signing events, wine tasting, chef demonstrations and more events to be announced.
The show takes place on the southwest corner of Scottsdale and Jomax Roads, (26540 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255) just 5 miles south of Carefree and 5 miles north of Loop 101. Studios are nestled under 44,000 square feet of festive white tents plus additional artists working in outdoor cabanas located in the impressive two acre Sculpture Garden. Season pass is $8 and $7 for seniors and military. Children under 12 are free. Parking is also free. Show hours run 10am and to 6pm everyday for 10 weeks. Return as often as desired, mid-January through March 29th.
The Arizona Fine Art EXPO cares about providing a unique experience for patrons and artists alike. The EXPO continues to receive rave reviews about the quality of fine art displayed, the compassionate artists, the stunning Sculpture Garden, the quaint Café de EXPO and Artists’ Marketplace. Come out and see what keeps the patrons coming back time and time again.