2nd Annual Sculpture & Wine Festival in
January 13th, 14th & 15th, 2017
Avenue of the Fountains
Admission $3.00 - Hours 10am - 5pm
Wine Tasting Ticket with Souvenir Glass $10.00
Thunderbird Artists, award-winning producer of juried fine art and wine festivals in Arizona, are showcasing sculptors from across the globe during the 2nd Annual Sculpture & Wine Festival in Fountain Hills, January 13th, 14th & 15th, 2017. After all the encouragement, from patrons and artists alike, regarding last year’s event, Thunderbird Artists will return to the picturesque Avenue of the Fountains, neighboring the world-renowned, fourth tallest fountain in the world, in downtown Fountain Hills.
Sculptures have been depicting characters of human life for thousands of years. Art is a form of universal language and early Christians decorated churches with sculptures of demons and devils for their churchgoers, many who could neither read nor write. After the commencement of civilization, Ancient Kings had their likeness carved, in an attempt to leave their legacy for future generations. Greeks also created perfectly shaped men and women to symbolize human’s similarity to the gods they cherished. Even in today’s technological world, sculptures are used to speak, educate and connect those of different cultural backgrounds.
During the three-day event, patrons will be awestruck by the beauty of strolling through the stunning juried sculptures, comprised of bronze, stone, copper, clay, wood, metal, glass, gourd, steel, found objects and mixed media. Attendees savor the delightful and relaxing ambiance of sipping fine wines while listening to musicians and admiring the stunning array of small, medium and life-sized, to even monumental sculptures.
Thunderbird Artists knows how important it is for local businesses to be involved in the community and is dedicated to giving a percentage of admission ticket and wine sales to non-profits every year. The hosted charity for this event is ICAN (International Cancer Advocacy Network). ICAN’s mission is to extend life with the highest achievable quality of life, through their Personalized Medicine and Cancer Case Navigation Programs and their Remission Coach® Clinical Trials Advocacy Programs, which serve Stage IV cancer patients across the U.S. and in 53 countries. ICAN will host the wine tasting and operate the admission gates. The wine tasting is $10, which provides an engraved, souvenir wine glass and six tasting tickets allowing patrons a unique opportunity to sample wines, while surrounded by a cornucopia of sculptures and the sounds of live music.