Destination: Carefree Fine Art & Wine

WineFestivalBy Kathryn M. Miller ~ The Thunderbird Artists will present a spectacular gathering of artists at the 21st Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festivals. These nationally acclaimed, juried fine art signature events attract artists and art collectors from throughout the United States and abroad, all sharing a love and appreciation for fine art.

Enhanced by the backdrop of the beautiful Sonoran Desert, the streets of Downtown Carefree will be closed October 31 – November 2 for the festival, making room for more than 165 juried fine artists, gourmet food, delectable chocolates, robust wine and live musical entertainment. An excess of 5,000 original masterpieces of fine art – works include small, medium, life-size and monumental bronze sculptures, metal, clay, wood, stone, glass and mixed media sculptures. There is an array of pottery, photography, hand crafted jewelry, batiks and select fine crafts. There are also spectacular oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, watercolors, pastel, charcoal, etchings and mixed media paintings. With a wide variety of mediums, styles, sizes, subject matters and price ranges, to ensure there is something that appeals to everyone.

This year, award-winning artist Lauren Knode, will be the featured artist, and a few of the musicians who will be performing, all three days are Elijah Bossenbroek, Keith Johnson and Jason Michael Tracy. Andiamo will be serving a variety of wood fired pizzas, Grilled Addiction will serve their signature dishes and there will also be a host of mouthwatering truffles, homemade fudge, refreshing coffee and chocolate slushies, sweet kettle corn, flavorful balsamics and much more.

The Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festivals are enhanced by the beautiful Sonoran Desert backdrop of Carefree. Admission is $3; wine tasting ticket with souvenir glass is $10. The event runs 10am-5pm. For more information, visit |CST


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