The annual Fountain Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Fountain Hills.
As a juried art show, the show attracts the best artists and craftspeople showing their work, according to a Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce press release.
The Fountain Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts features unique, one-of-a-kind works of art, offering three days of nearly 500 global artists and artisans exhibiting work in every medium.
“The Fountain Festival has gained status as one the most important and prestigious shows for artists in this region,” the press release said. “It’s an art show based on quality. On innovation. On pushing the envelope. On reaching new heights and ideas. On experimental mediums. On a vision by visionaries. Maybe that’s why it’s clearly one of the best-attended shows in the southwest.”
Food booths, a beer garden and seating areas abound throughout the venue. Local restaurants are open and many participate with booths in the Fountain Festival.
There’s breakfast for the early-risers, lunch, for those who want to sleep in and even dinner, the release said.
Rest stops are also situated at locations in the middle and at both ends of the festival area. The Fountain Festival comes with its own soundtrack with live bands and musicians performing throughout the day, according to the press release.
“This is not an exhibition designed solely for seasoned collectors. There’s sure to be something that will move you,” the release added. “Art that will appeal to your individual taste. Make you stop. Make you think. The Fountain Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts isn’t merely an art show. It’s truly a sensory experience.
“We ask as a consideration of others, to please leave your pets at home for everyone’s safety and enjoyment during the fair.”
The annual Fountain Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts is set for Feb. 23-25 along the Avenue of the Fountains. For more information, visit fhchamber.com/artfairs/.