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Celebration of Art schedule set for September, with online catalog Aug. 2

Celebration of Art takes place both on-site at Grand Canyon National Park and online. (Photo/Celebration of Art, Grand Canyon Conservancy)

Celebration of Art takes place both on-site at Grand Canyon National Park and online. (Photo/Celebration of Art, Grand Canyon Conservancy)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — On March 8, Grand Canyon Conservancy, the official non-profit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, announced its 2022 Celebration of Art schedule is now available online.

“The Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon is a wonderful tradition, providing a vibrant experience for visitors, a venue for artists inspired by the canyon, and a successful fundraiser to benefit the creation of a future art venue at the South Rim,” the conservancy stated.

The celebration, now in its 14th year, will begin activities in late summer, starting with the publication of its online catalog Aug. 2, followed by an online silent auction Sept. 2-17.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to view artists painting “en plein air” (outside on location) from Sept. 10-16.

“Artists will paint together along the rim for a special Paint Out event,” the conservancy’s website stated. “This is a great time for visitors to ask questions and engage with artists while they are creating their beautiful plein air paintings.”

The conservancy also stated there will be a live feed of the plein air event on Facebook and YouTube for those who cannot join in person.

Following the plein air event, private collectors will have the opportunity to purchase artwork by appointment at Grand Canyon’s historic Kolb Studio Sept. 16-17.

On Sept. 18, Kolb Studio will host an exhibition and sale both online and in person.

Proceeds from the sale will go toward a fund to establish a dedicated art venue at the South Rim.

“Art plays a critical role in the appreciation of our national parks, and this event helps to keep the artistic tradition part of the Grand Canyon experience,” the conservancy stated.

More information is available at www.grandcanyon.org/events/celebration-of-art/.

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