Art Discovery Series

Art Discovery Series

Every Friday from 4-5pm, discover the inspiration, techniques and stories behind the creation of art. Enjoy wine, cheese and artistic dialogue at informative panel discussions and demonstrations with Celebration Artists. For more information, call 480-443-7695 or email

1/24: Campfire Stories

The legend of the Cowboy is synonymous with the American story. Their days were spent herding cattle and riding the wide open ranges, and evenings around the campfires sharing stories. Today these iconic stories live on through art and culture. Find out why artists are passionate about sharing this lifestyle.

1/31: The Art of Imperfection

In traditional Japanese aesthetics, “Wabi-Sabi” is a world view centered on the acceptance of “transience or imperfection”. Characteristics include asymmetry, roughness and simplicity along with appreciation of natural objects and process. In this discussion, we see how this practice reveals itself through art.

2/7: Risk To Reward

As artists evolve, they take chances on new ways to express their views. They leave their comfort zone to explore new subjects or media. This takes risk and courage to leave the tried and true ways to experiment with the unknown. Hear how many have made this leap and experienced growth and change.

2/14: Behind The Lens

In the hands of a Fine Art Photographer, the camera is just one of the tools that lead to exquisite works of art. Discover how our photographers scout out and focus on their subjects. Learn how they then interpret & process the images to capture a moment in time.

2/21: Take Another Look

Some works of art invite you to take a second look. You need more time to understand what all is going on and to discover the story behind it. It may be a complex still life or in depth story piece. Hear how the artists set the scene and create these inviting works of art.

2/28: Captivating Objects

Still Life artists are masters at organizing inanimate objects in a way that captivates the viewer. Their gift of combining shapes, colors and objects of interest along with their artistic skills lead to masterpieces. Gather insights from this panel on what makes a great still life.

3/6: Landscapes and Light

Paul Cezanne once said, “To paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.” Ask any Landscape painter today and they would agree. Hear how capturing the light and atmosphere is key to revealing the “sensations” of the landscape.

3/13: Who Wood Have Thought

The skill of the fine art woodworker involves bringing out the warmth, color and beauty of natural wood. Hear how the shape and texture of the wood influences the direction the artist takes to transform nature into art.

3/20: Wonders of Wildlife

Wildlife and nature have long captivated our imagination. For many, being out in nature and experiencing the wild feeds the soul and renews the spirit. Wildlife artists capture the sensation of being close to nature and allow us to bring it home. Discover what influences them and why they choose to share the wild.

3/27: Turn Up The Heat

There are certain mediums of art that need not only creativity, but a partnership with fire and heat. Only by applying extreme heat can glass, metal, ceramics and bronze be transformed into objects of art. Hear from our panel how they navigate this process to create these magnificent works of art.

31st Annual Celebration of Fine Art

Open Daily 10am-6pm  |  January 16-March 28, 2021

The Celebration of Fine Art is located in the “big white tents” in the heart of beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona on the southwest corner of Hayden Rd. and the Loop 101 (exit 35). There is a Café, restrooms and plenty of free parking on site. Tickets: $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and military. Children under 12 are admitted at no charge.

Your Celebration of Fine Art ticket is a season pass, good for the duration of the 10-week show and sale.

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