2017 Annual Fine Art Festival & Sale – Aug 11-13

"Waiting for the Fog to Lift" - Morten Solberg

“Waiting for the Fog to Lift” – Morten Solberg


Join us for our second annual Fossil Beds National Monument fine arts event with a special Purchase Patron Pre-Show sneak peek and early sales event the evening of Friday August 11th. Meet many of the artists in person. Funds will be raised through the artwork sales.  Join the Friends to receive a special ticket to the August 11th pre-sale event. The art is inspired by the Pikes Peak region and the flora and fauna that thrive here. We are honored to have world-renown artist Mort Solberg as our featured artist along with a variety of national and local artists represented.  Friends board members, Wayne Johnston and John Schwabe are assisting Ken Shanika, our Teller county artist extrodinaire, to select the featured artwork. Ken provided invaluable expertise in establishing our Plein Aire show last year and this 2017 show which will include a broad scope of admissions. List of participating artists will be posted on our web site.

The presale ticketed event will include free special event evening admission to the Monument, music and light hors d’ouerves. You’ll want to be the first to see and purchase these remarkable works of art while experiencing the magical environment that the Monument provides on an early summer evening. Keep your eyes open for a Friends only email notification and ticket or obtain a ticket for the presale event from a Friends board member.

Saturday and Sunday August 12th and 13th will feature special art experiences for kids in addition to the Monument’s regularly scheduled hikes, Homestead tours and educational opportunities. We’re looking forward to another successful event.