Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire

March 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2018

avenue of the fountains

Admission $3.00 - Hours 10am - 5pm

Wine Tasting Tickets with Souvenir Glass $10.00


This juried festival hosts more than 125 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 tasting tickets allowing them to taste the wines and/or micro-brews of their choice. The festival is located in the home of one of the "world's tallest fountain" in Fountain Hills. At full power, the fountain rises 560 feet into the air and runs for approximately 15 minutes at the top of the hour, from 10a.m. to 9p.m. daily. Patrons can enjoy the closeness of the fountain waterworks while strolling throughout the elegance of outstanding fine art. Also, make sure to give yourself plenty of time to visit the surrounding specialty shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and outdoor cafes.

The festival will take place on Avenue of the Fountains, between La Montana and Saguaro Blvd. Hours are 10am to 5pm each day. Admission is $3.00 for all non-Fountain Hills residents.

 

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Featured Artists: Fountain Hills residents, Marilyn & Terry Alexander

Thunderbird Artists is excited to line the Avenue of the Fountains, again this Spring, for the 14th Annual Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire, March 23rd, 24th & 25th.  The festival integrates superior fine art and fine crafts with a vast selection of imported and domestic wines, tasty food, flavorful sweets and live musical entertainment! The featured artists are Fountain Hills locals, Marilyn and Terry Alexander.

 Marilyn and Terry work together to create one-of-a-kind metal sculptures. They get their inspiration from living in the desert Southwest, the rugged beauty, spectacular vistas, awe inspiring sunsets and the rich tapestry of native culture is evident in their pieces. Their signature pieces are the Warrior Shamans. Each is a unique individual whose name is taken from great chiefs. . . Iron Jacket, Crazy Horse, Little Wolf, Standing Bear.  Their petroglyphs tell stories.  They blend into the canyons of Sedona with a rust and verdigris patina. 

 In addition to the gorgeous sculptures by the Alexander’s, this juried festival hosts 125 nationally acclaimed, award-winning artists from throughout the country and abroad; in addition to unparalleled wine and micro-brew tasting, as well as rum sampling. For $10, patrons receive an engraved souvenir wine or beer glass with six tasting tickets, allowing them to sample wines from throughout world, as well as rum, or indulge in an ice cold beer.  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 Vibhas Kendzia. 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. Vibhas plays beautiful  melodies on the Indian flute.