What You'll Get
Without art fairs, creative types would have to sneak into auto shows, spelling bees, and after-school detentions in order to find an attentive audience for their creations. Give aesthetes an appropriate public with today's Groupon: for $8, you get two tickets to Scottsdale's Celebration of Fine Art (up to a $16 value). Children 12 and younger are admitted for free.
Scottsdale's Celebration of Fine Art showcases the work of 100 artists working in a variety of media. Each ticket permits unlimited admission over the 10-week period, which began on January 15 and lasts until March 27. Browse the 40,000-square-foot space and observe piece-crafters at work, freely chatting with them about their process or the career trajectories of painting elephants. Stroll inside the white tents and explore works rendered from oil paint, ceramics, stone, glass, and neo-classical gelatin molds. The outdoor sculpture court displays more than 100 structures for the perusal of decorators, architects, and other bronze aficionados. The show's jury appraises the quality of the artwork using standards tailored to each specific medium, so jewelers never suffer generic criticism like "derivative of Franz Schubert" or "too much paprika." An on-site cafe offers sandwiches and snacks artfully dubbed after O'Keefe, Picasso, and more, ensuring taste buds feast as thoroughly as eyes.
While reviews for the 2011 showcase of Scottsdale's Celebration of Fine Art are still building, the event was featured on Fox 10 News and the 2010 showcase was featured in the Arizona Republic. More than 830 Facebookers are fans of Celebration of Fine Art.
- fuses the best of art galleries, studios and exhibition shows with art from 100 artists, about half of whom are area residents. – Rebecca Clark, Arizona Republic
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.