Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
Carefree, Arizona, USA
Thunderbird Artists, producer of Carefree Arizona’s ‘Signature Art Events’, are excited to feature the breathtaking works of oil painter, Lauren Knode, as featured artist for the 21st Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, October 31st, November 1st & 2nd, 2014. This award-winning festival will highlight more than 165 juried fine artists, live musical entertainers, appetizing food, rich chocolates and a wine tasting experience like none other.
Lauren’s inspiration is derived from nature and she enjoys creating paintings with an atmospheric luminescence while working in oil, acrylic or pastel. After 20 years as a teacher in Oregon, she moved her talents to the Southwest to pursue her passion for the arts full time. The beauty of Arizona is all around here - take the ever-changing brilliance of a sunset, the light glowing through the delicately translucent petals of a flower, even the contrast of the sharp and prickly cacti. Her work aims to transport the viewer to a peaceful, quiet place within.
Lauren’s travels have influenced her as well, a trip to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, inspired her to paint old Pueblo Indian homes and for her commissioned landscapes, she often visits the home and takes a walk to discover the natural environment and ambiance the commissioner wishes to capture.
In addition to the artwork of Lauren Knode, the Carefree Fine Art & Wine festival hosts 165 other juried fine artists, offering art enthusiasts a unique opportunity to spend time conversing directly with the artists. The wineries provide a wonderful selection of Arizona, national and international wines for sampling - ensuring something for the wine novice and the wine expert. For $10, patrons will receive an engraved souvenir glass with six tasting tickets allowing them to enjoy magnificent wine, while strolling amongst countless pieces of original artwork. Local musicians play continuously all three days, providing a final touch to the already unparalleled ambience of the festival. Thunderbird Artists events have become primary destinations for art lovers and enthusiasts alike and consider our events “…a Collector’s Paradise”™.
The festival will take place in downtown Carefree, at the intersection of Easy Street and Ho Hum. Hours are 10am to 5pm each day. Admission is $3.00. Parking is free all weekend. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy all that the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival has to offer! Performers
Thunderbird Artists can’t wait for the 2014/2015 festival season to begin this fall with the highly anticipated 21st Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, kicking off the season, October 31st, November 1st & 2nd, 2014. The festival features more than 165 juried fine artists, gourmet food, delectable chocolates, robust wine and live musical entertainment.
Live entertainment is a mainstay at all of Thunderbird Artists events and this event won’t disappoint. A few of the musicians who will be performing, all three days from 10am to 5pm, are Elijah Bossenbroek, Keith Johnson and Jason Michael Tracy. Elijah is a born pianist and composer. He currently has two albums available - Harmony In Disarray” and “Carpe Lumen”. Keith Johnson livens up a crowd with his contagious energy and fun personality, while engaging the group with his steel drums. Jason Michael Tracy’s passion for music is evident to all who see him perform and it isn’t uncommon to see him utilize his feet along with this hands on his electric keyboard.
The festival also has a variety of food options to please everyone’s palate. Andiamo will be serving a variety of wood fired pizzas from the classic Margherita and Four Cheese to more specialized flavors like Fajita (shredded chicken, red onion, red peppers, cilantro, guacamole, sour cream, black bean mole sauce and Oaxaca cheese) and Rooster (marinated herb chicken, Colorado sweet corn, chives, grape tomatoes, Jack Daniels BBQ sauce, mozzarella and smoked gouda). Grilled Addiction serves their signature thyme-n-lime grilled lamb chops, along with green chili mac-n-cheese, pulled pork and coleslaw sliders, shrimp salad and Tai chicken rice pilaf. They utilize organic and local ingredients as much as possible. The festival will also host mouthwatering truffles, homemade fudge, refreshing coffee and chocolate slushies, sweet kettle corn, flavorful balsamics and much more!
The festival takes place in the heart of Carefree, surrounded by specialVenue
Downtown Carefree, ArizonaDirections
101 Easy Street - North on Scottsdale Road, pass Carefree Hwy, turn right on Wampum Way.Times
10:00 am - 5:00 pmAdmission & Parking
Children under 18: Free