Carefree Art & Wine Festival in Carefree, Arizona

Festival Details

Hours: 10am-5pm
Admission: Friday: $3 for non Fountain Hills residents, Saturday & Sunday: $2
Parking: Free
Where:Fountain Hills Avenue of the Fountains, from Verde River Drive west to La Montana Drive.

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Festival Commercial

Watch the Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire 2008 commercialFountain Hills Arizona Fine Art and Wine Festival, Featured Artist Gary Johnson
Featured Artist Gary Johnson
Unequaled in its ambiance and the quality of art on display, the Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire, presented by Thunderbird Artists and the Fountain Hills Downtown Business Community, will be the setting for a world-class gathering of juried artists displaying riginal pieces of art.

Set against a picturesque backdrop of sweeping mountain views, spacious desert vistas and the second-largest manmade fountain in the world, the festival will showcase an assortment of artistic mediums such as bronzes, jewelry, paintings, pottery, photography and sculptures. Additionally, paper collages, scratchboard and wood sculptures will be on display.

Not only will you get a chance to meet the artists and view their world-class art, but you can also experience an extensive collection of domestic and imported wines that will be available for tasting. A local microbrewery will also be on site serving Artist Miro Kenarov
Miro Kenarov
premium beers. For only $10 you'll receive an engraved souvenir wine glass and tasting tickets, allowing you a chance to savor the flavor of fine wines from around the world, including the popular Arizona wines.

As festive music resonates through the air, take a relaxing stroll through the venue and absorb the exclusive ambiance you've come to expect from Thunderbird Artists.

While in town, be sure to leave time for wandering the streets of the flourishing downtown district. With numerous specialty shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and outdoor cafes within a short walking distance, the area is abounding with shopping and dining choices.

Not only will you get a chance to meet the An artistic marvel, Fountain Hills signature fountain attracts thousands of visitors a year. Pushing 7,000 gallons of water per minutes, the fountain has the ability to project a stream of water as high as 560 feet in the air. It runs at the top of each hour for 15 minutes between 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and is visible from just about anywhere within the city limits.

Fountain Hills Arizona Fine Art and Wine Festival, Pam Reinke Fountain Hills Arizona Fine Art and Wine Festival, Melanie Banayat

From left, Pam Reinke and Melanie Banayat

Fountain Hills Arizona Fine Art and Wine Festival, Andrew Shows Fountain Hills Arizona Fine Art and Wine Festival, Virginia Brooks

From left, Andrew Shows and Virginia Brooks