This wonderful three-day festival is widely known as ‘…a collector’s paradise™’, due to its rigorous jury, thus producing a festival unequaled in quality. The streets of downtown Carefree make room for more than 165 artists and an excess of original masterpieces. Artists’ work include small, medium and life-sized bronze sculptures, metal, clay, wood, stone, glass and mixed media sculptures. There is an array of pottery, photography, one-of-a-kind jewelry, batiks, stained glass, scratchboard, gourd sculptures and much more. There are also spectacular oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, watercolors, pastel, charcoal, etchings and mixed media paintings. This festival offers a wide variety of mediums, subject matters, styles, sizes and price ranges, ensuring that there is something for 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.