24th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
January 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2017
The Town of Carefree Signature Event
Admission $3.00 - Hours 10am - 5pm
Wine Tasting Ticket with Souvenir Glass $10.00
The Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival features more than 125 juried fine artisans from throughout the United States and abroad. Artists will participate displaying paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and ink; impressive small, medium and life-sized sculptures, sparkling hand blown glass, clay, metal, stone, wood, bronze, one-of-kind handcrafted jewelry, beautiful photography and much more!
This festival also combines fine art and fine craft with an elaborate collection of domestic and imported wines for tasting. For $10, patrons will receive an engraved souvenir wine glass with six tasting tickets; allowing them to enjoy their magnificent wine, while strolling through over 5,000 pieces of original artwork, all while the soothing sounds of live music float through the air.
The festival will take place in downtown Carefree, at the corner of Easy and Ho Hum streets. Hours are 10am to 5pm each day. Admission is $3.00 and free for Carefree residents. Parking is free all weekend. All together, this event promises to be a weekend to forever remember.
Featured Artist-Terry Meyer
Terry Meyer is recognized throughout the country with his signature style of contemporary paintings. In the past, Terry has worked with clay, metal and wood, but his true passion is working in watercolor and oils. When Terry’s vision is bold and edgy he chooses watercolors, while oil is reserved for expressionistic reflections of the energy and motion of his subjects. Most of Terry’s pieces are made up of organic, earth tones and evoke a feeling of spiritual awareness from viewers.
In addition to the alluring artwork of Terry Meyer, the event hosts the works of more than 150 other juried fine artists and craftsman, displaying original paintings, spectacular small, medium and life size bronzes, radiant glass sculptures, metal creations and fabulous batiks. There is also hand thrown clay, hand woven baskets, wood works, one of a kind jewelry, breathtaking photography and mixed media pieces.
The festival is also known as one of Arizona’s largest wine tasting events. Every Thunderbird Artists festival hosts a variety of local and international wines for sampling. Participating wineries include Aged 2 Perfection, Golden Rule Vineyards, King Frosch, Schlossadler International, Sogno Toscano and Su Vino. Peoria Artisan Brewing will be serving ice cold microbrews, Desert Diamond Distillery will bring a variety of flavored rums and Desert Rock Industries will supply hard ciders. For a $10 fee, patrons receive an engraved souvenir glass with six tasting tickets, allowing them to enjoy their choice of samples, fine art and live musical entertainment, featuring Moodafaruka all in one place.