The painting exhibition is mostly virtual this year, but it’s as breathtaking as ever.
On Wednesday, September 2, we got a stunning perspective of the West at 25,000 feet when magician David Blaine helium-ballooned himself over the Arizona desert, floating and filming for 50 minutes before parachuting back to terra firma. Beginning this weekend on September 12 and continuing through the 18th, we’ll be getting completely different perspectives altogether — these earthbound but no less gorgeous — when artists set up to paint at the Grand Canyon for the Grand Canyon Conservancy’s Celebration of Art.
The annual event looks a little different this year, with most of it virtual due to the pandemic, but the painters are still painting en plein air at the canyon to raise funds for an art venue at the park.
The art exhibition and sale featuring the work will run through January 18, 2021.
“Grand Canyon Conservancy brings the beauty of the canyon to life with Celebration of Art,” says conservancy director of marketing and communications Mindy Riesenberg. “This year features our first-ever online auction, so anyone from around the world can bring home a piece of this natural wonder.”
Enjoy the show and the grandeur of our one and only Grand Canyon.