21st Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

ArtFestivalThe streets of Downtown Carefree will close from January 17-19, making room for more than 165 artists and over 5,000 original masterpieces of fine art. Artists’ works include small, medium and monumental life-sized bronze sculptures as well as metal, clay, wood, stone, glass and mixed media sculptures. Find an array of pottery, photography, hand crafted jewelry, batiks and select fine crafts. There will also be spectacular oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, watercolors, pastel, charcoal, etchings and mixed media paintings. The festival offers a wide variety of mediums, styles, sizes, subject matters and price range, to ensure there is something that will appeal to everyone who attends.

The featured artist is mixed-media painter Esther Rogoway. Her bold use of color is pure and with an elegant balance between opposites, or in some cases, the painting exhibits more of a subtle blending of compatible colors.

Live music will be provided by Bob Culbertson, who will be performing on the Chapman Stick as well as Scott Helmer’s original, country style guitar music, Caribbean steel drums by Keith Johnson, vocals by Donna McGee and the sounds of pianist, Dave Swaim.

 A vast array of domestic and imported wines will be available for tasting from wineries including Arizona Stronghold, Distinctive Italian Wines, PRP Wine, Schlossadler International, Vinocopia and more. There is a fee of $10, which includes an engraved souvenir wine glass and six wine tasting tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased for $1. For information, call 480.837.5637 or visit www.thunderbirdartists.com.

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