24th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

November 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2017

Established 1994

The Town of Carefree Signature Event

Admission $3.00 - Hours 10am - 5pm

101 Easy Street, Carefree, AZ

Wine Tasting Ticket with Souvenir Glass $10.00


The festival accommodates the return of Arizona's largest wine-tasting event, providing a unique opportunity to sample an extensive collection of domestic and imported wines. For $10, patrons will receive an engraved souvenir wine glass and six tasting tickets; allowing them to come together and enjoy the unparalleled ambience of fine art, wine and live musical entertainment. The festival will take place in downtown Carefree, at the corner of HoHum and Easy streets. Hours are 10am to 5pm each day. Admission is $3.00. Parking is free all weekend.  This festival provides an enjoyable experience for all that attend!

The streets of downtown Carefree are closed for Thunderbird Artists festivals, making room for more than 165 artists and an excess of 5,000 original masterpieces of fine art. Artists’ works include small, medium, life-size and monumental bronze sculptures, metal, clay, wood, stone, glass and mixed media sculptures. There is an array of pottery, photography, hand crafted jewelry, batiks and select fine crafts. There are also spectacular oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, watercolors, pastel, charcoal, etchings and mixed media paintings. Subject matter ranges from Southwest and traditional to contemporary and abstract, including floral, wildlife, European, African and Native American art to name a few. The festival offers a wide variety of mediums, styles, sizes, subject matters and price ranges, to ensure there is something that appeals to everyone.

The Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festivals are enhanced by the beautiful Sonoran Desert backdrop of Carefree. Thunderbird Artists holds the title of Arizona’s largest wine-tasting events, featuring first-class wines from around the world. These festivals touch each of the senses, with fine wines, mouthwatering chocolates, the visual feast of art and the subtle sound of ambient music.  After taking in all the sights and sounds of the festival, make sure and leave yourself time to discover Carefree’s assortment of unique shops, boutiques, galleries restaurants and outdoor cafes.


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Featured Artist: Jacinthe Dugal-Lacriox, Painter & Sculptor

Kick off the art season at Thunderbird Artists’ 24th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, November 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2017, and surround yourself with fine art, wine tasting, festival food and live music, featuring talented violinist, Teresa Joy. The featured artist for the event is painter and sculptor, Jacinthe Dugal-Lacroix.

Jacinthe’s passion for painting and drawing began during childhood and art continued to be a constant focus growing up. Since entering adulthood, she has shifted her primary focus to sculpting. Her inspiration is generated by the human body and the exploration of movement. Clay awakes in her a possibility of unlimited expression, a freedom unfound during everyday life. Her sculptures are a testament that art has no borders, no discrimination; it is a universal language, a language of love. The initial steps are more technical, ensuring a proper base for the figure that will soon emerge, but as each piece evolves, a kind of respect starts to take form. The end result is a true masterpiece that captivates the viewer and transcends them throughout a spectrum of human emotion.

In addition to the breathtaking works of Jacinthe Dugal-Lacroix, more than 150 other juried fine artists from throughout the United States and abroad will participate displaying paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, and ink; impressive small, medium and life-sized sculptures, sparkling hand blown glass, baskets, clay, metal, stone, wood, scratchboard, spectacular handcrafted jewelry, exceptional photography and much more! 

The festival also combines fine art with an extensive collection of domestic and imported wines for tasting. For $10, patrons receive an engraved souvenir glass with six tasting tickets; allowing them to walk the streets of downtown Carefree sipping fine wines, surrounded by phenomenal art and listening to live musical entertainment.

Come visit Jacinthe and other renowned artists, for our award-winning 24th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, November 3rd, 4th & 5th, 10am to 5pm each day, and experience an event like no other!