The 20th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival is slated for January 18-20 in Downtown Carefree. This award-winning festival will highlight the artistic works of more than 165 juried fine artists, live musical entertainment, appetizing food, tempting chocolates and unparalleled wine tasting.
This year’s featured artist, Richard Curtner, is skilled in many styles and mediums, but his true calling is in Textual Collage (word collage) presentations. His collages are a compilation of written text, focused on a chosen subject matter, creating realistic visual images, which provoke inner thought and open dimensions of contemplation that are otherwise unseen.
The event will also encompass other juried fine artists and craftsman displaying sensational oil paintings on canvas, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, charcoals and mixed media. Other mediums include spectacular small, medium and life-sized bronzes, luminous glass sculptures, small, medium and monumental sized metal creations and fabulous batiks. There is also hand thrown clay, Raku pottery and sculptures, traditional and color scratchboard, hand woven baskets, inlaid wood turned bowls, unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry, black and white or color photography, elegant stone, copper, clay, mixed media sculptures and more.
Hours are 10am-5pm daily and admission is $5 (with $1 from each ticket donated to American Healing Arts Foundation) and free to Carefree residents. Parking is free all weekend. For information, visit www.thunderbirdartists.com.