Carefree, AZ (PRWEB) October 27, 2014
If you’re in the market for fine art, be sure to visit Thunderbird Artists’ 21st Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 31, Sat., Nov. 1 and Sun., Nov. 2 in downtown Carefree, at the intersection of Easy Street and Ho Hum Drive. The award-winning festival features more than 165 juried fine artists, live musical entertainers, appetizing food, mouthwatering sweets and a wine tasting experience like none other
“This year’s festival features a fabulous roster of juried artists,” said Judi Combs, CEO of Thunderbird Artists and Arizona Fine Art EXPO. “As you stroll through Easy Street, you’ll be captivated by the diverse selection of high-quality original pieces of fine art, including small to life-sized bronzes, paintings, pottery, photography, scratchboard, wood, clay, metal and glass sculptures, batiks, jewelry and more.”
Featured Artist Lauren Knode
This year’s featured artist is oil painter Lauren Knode, whose booth is located across from Thunderbird Artists’ information booth at the intersection of Easy and HoHum Streets. Knode enjoys creating paintings with an atmospheric luminescence while working in oil, acrylic or pastel. After 20 years as a teacher in Oregon, she moved to the Southwest to pursue her passion for the arts full time. Her inspiration is derived from the beauty of nature in Arizona: 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.
Knode’s travels have influenced her as well. A trip to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico inspired her paintings of old Pueblo Indian homes. Before beginning a commissioned landscape, she often visits the person’s home to discover the natural environment and ambiance the commissioner wishes to capture.
Several wineries will provide a wonderful selection of local, national and international wines for sampling – ensuring something for the wine novice and expert alike. For $10, patrons will receive an engraved souvenir glass with six tasting tickets, allowing them to enjoy a variety of wine, while strolling amongst countless pieces of original artwork and listening to local musicians perform. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased for $1.
General admission to the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival is $3 for adults. Children 17 and under are free. Parking is free all weekend. For more information, call (480) 837-5637 or visit http://www.ThunderbirdArtists.com.