Thunderbird Artists, leading producers of fine art and wine events in the Southwest, is excited to be heading East for the Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival again this season. The 6th Annual Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival, January 12th, 13th & 14th, will be our first festival of 2018 and we are proud to feature ceramic extraordinaire, 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.
In addition to the brilliant works of Colleen Everett, 100 other juried fine artists will join Thunderbird Artists to bring the city of Surprise a world-class, fine art event. Patrons love the intimate feel of this festival, where they can get up close and personal with the artwork and can discuss each piece firsthand with the creator. The festival boasts subject matters ranging from southwest and traditional to contemporary and abstract, figurative, floral, wildlife, European, African, Native American and much more, ensuring all attendees find a piece that speaks to them.
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. Thunderbird Artists also loves partnering with non-profits and always leaves a few spaces open for locals to raise awareness for their worthy causes.
The festival will also encompass live musical entertainment and tasty food. JPz Concessions offer delicious crepes, The Tri Tip Man serves mouthwatering sandwiches, not to mention the tasty wares courtesy of K & C Concessions and others. The day wouldn’t be complete without satisfying a sweet tooth and visitors can snack on kettle corn, cookies, caramels, ice cream and more while strolling throughout this unparalleled art arena.
This event will take place at the Surprise Recreation Campus, 15960 N Bullard Ave in Surprise, Arizona. The festival is open 10am to 5pm all three days. Admission is $3 for adults and parking is free all weekend. Join Thunderbird Artists, Colleen Everett and other exceptional artists for the Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival!