Olmost The Weekend: Fine wine, fine art at Carefree celebration

Fine wine and fine art are all piece of the festivities happening north of the Valley this end of the week, as the Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival commences in Carefree on Thursday.

“What separates Thunderbird Artists Fine Art and Wine Festivals, you can stroll the entire festival as they sip wine,” said Denise Colter, President of Thunderbird Artists. “Not only are we promoting the artists, but we are promoting the town, the merchants,” said Colter. “It’s a community event.”

The three-day occasion will include around 150 to 160 artists from around the globe, directly along simple and ho hum streets. There will be all range and types of art.

“From southwest traditional, to contemporary abstract and everything in between. There is really something for everyone,” said Colter, who went on to say that Cirque de Soleil will have some of its people at the festival, doing some giveaways for their “Amaluna” show.

There will likewise be live music and food throughout the weekend, yet above all, there will be a whole lot of wine to sample.

Admission is $3, yet for $10, you can get more.

“It’s $10 to purchase the glass,” said Executive Director Haley Austin. “They get six tasting tickets. Additional tickets are a dollar.”

Amid the occasion, participants will have the able to sample as they go.

“Most festivals require people to stay in a garden. This one, the entire area is fenced,” said Austin.

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