13th Annual Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire
March 24th, 25th & 26th, 2017
16810 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Admission $3.00 - Hours 10am - 5pm
Wine Tasting Ticket with Souvenir Glass $10.00
Thunderbird Artists and the Sunset Kiwanis of Fountain Hills have once again partnered to bring you another extraordinary juried fine art event that encompasses quality wines and delightful musical entertainment.
Unequaled in its ambiance and the quality of fine art, the 13th Annual Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire is the ideal setting for this world-class gathering of artists. The quaint little Town of Fountain Hills is located east of Scottsdale and about 45 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport.
The community is surrounded by captivating mountain views including Four Peaks, Superstition Mountains and the McDowell Mountains as well as the beauty of the natural desert terrain.
The fourth highest fountain in the world, the 560-foot tall surge of water bursts high into the sky with the look of fireworks as the water trails down into the man-made 28-acre lake set in the center of Fountain Hills. Pushing 7,000 gallons of water per minute, the fountain has the ability to project a stream of water as high as 560 feet in the air. It runs at the top of each hour for 15 minutes between 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and is visible from just about anywhere within the city limits.
This Fine Art & Wine Affaire enjoys the closeness of the fountain waterworks while strolling throughout the elegance of outstanding fine art. The area is abounding with shopping and dining choices. So, Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to visit the surrounding specialty shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and outdoor cafes.
Featured Artist: Randy Polk
Randy Polk strives to create wearable sculptures; each piece is beautifully unique and a statement in itself.
Randy and his wife, Kitsana, blend a contemporary Southwestern flair with splashes of color. Diamonds and other precious stones are added to settings, rounding off each creation with both exotic and familiar flairs - mixing the best features of the Southwest with the finest of European gem jewelry. The end result is fine art - beautiful combinations that are always distinctive and never commonplace. Randy’s theory is that life is too short for boring jewelry and that one shouldn't settle for what the rest of the world is satisfied with.
In addition to the gorgeous jewelry made by Randy Polk, this juried festival hosts 150 nationally acclaimed, award-winning artists from throughout the country and abroad; in addition to unparalleled wine tasting. For $10, patrons receive an engraved souvenir wine glass with six tasting tickets, allowing them to sample wines from throughout world, as well as rum. This unique event brings together fine art, wine tasting, delectable food, mouthwatering confections and live musical entertainment - featuring Bob Culbertson on the Chapman Stick and pianist, Brandon Gaesser. Bob Culbertson is an influential Chapman Stick player, as an early adopter of the instrument, he is notable for his many recorded albums and extensive touring. Brandon performs the music of favorite artists from the 1960s-1990s, as well as his original songs.
The festival will take place on Avenue of the Fountains, between La Montana and Saguaro Blvd. Avenue of the Fountains is home to some of the best restaurants in town, as well as businesses, boutiques and specialty shops. This year the town has also added public art works, fountains, outdoor tables and areas for sitting, all within viewing distance of Fountain Park.