7th Annual Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival

January 11th, 12th & 13th, 2019

Established 2011

Surprise Recreation Campus

Admission $3.00 - Hours 10am - 5pm

Wine Tasting Ticket with Souvenir Glass $10.00


Thunderbird Artists is heading west again! West of Phoenix that is; to the City of Surprise!  In 2005, Thunderbird Artists produced an extraordinary festival, set within 180 acres, on the Surprise Recreation Campus.  Back by popular demand, the City of Surprise and Thunderbird Artists are once again partnering for another spectacular Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival. Surprise warrants a weekend stay for the whole family. Surprise Stadium is home for the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals ‘Spring Training’ and the Surprise Recreation Campus has a fishing lake, along with a 25 court Tennis & Racquet Complex.


Festival Details

Thunderbird Artists knows how important it is for local businesses to be involved in the community and is dedicated to working with charities at each event. 25% of all wine proceeds from the Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival benefit the Kiwanis Club of Scottsdale McCormick. For $10, patrons receive an engraved souvenir wine glass and six tasting tickets, giving them an opportunity to sample an extensive collection of domestic and imported wines, as well as flavored rums.

The festival will also encompass live musical entertainment and tasty food. Crab Fiesta offers delicious crab cakes, Larry's Smokehouse serves fresh salmon dishes, not to mention the tasty wares courtesy of K & C Concessions and Poutine, US ‘EH. Visitors can also snack on kettle corn, fudge, caramels and more while strolling throughout this unparalleled art arena.



Featured Artist 2018: Colleen Everett

Colleen Everett graduated in 1976 from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Design Architecture and Art. She has worked in the arts ever since, but her passion is working with ceramics and creating one-of-a-kind sculptures. Examples of Colleen's work can be found in the collections of the White House (DC), Springfield Art Museum (IL), Bishop's Stock Gallery (MD), Walter and Susan Scott Foundation (NE), The Copland Collection (NYC), Ocean City Public Art Works (MD) and many other corporate and private collections.