For more than a century, Grand Canyon National Park and the visual arts have been nearly inseparable. Painters from around the world could not resist the urge to capture the majesty and nuance of a nearly indescribable landscape. The trade-off for the canyon for serving up limitless subject matter was to gain national park status. The gold standard of federal protection was granted in part by the inspiring work of creative spirits such as painter Thomas Moran and his contemporaries. Today’s annual Celebration of Art is a tribute to this legacy.
During the week of September 14th, more than two dozen brush-wielding artists will participate in a week of activities hosted by the Grand Canyon Association, it’s many partners, and of course the National Park Service. Don’t miss this chance to see today’s masters in action, to acquire an original work or two, and to support a growing arts scene in one of the Crown Jewels of the National Park System.
For more information on the Celebration of the Arts.