Arts & Culture 2018-08-01T21:44:23+00:00

Arts & Culture

Sand Sculpting Exhibit

WE’LL BE BACK IN 2019!

The Town of Carefree welcomed world renowned artist and sculptor, Ray Villafane, back to create sand art like no other within the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Carefree Desert Gardens.

This 30 ton masterpiece of the Tortellini Brotherstook 30 days to complete and will stay preserved with a little water and glue lightly sprayed upon it’s surface. The silt was sourced from the Arizona Salt River, filtered, mixed with water and tamped to provide a consistency worthy of sculpting.

Where can you visit and take pictures of the sculpture?
Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion
Carefree Desert Gardens
101 Easy Street
Carefree, AZ 85377, 480.488.3686
*Call before visiting to ensure sand is still on display due to possible weather damage

Adelante Art Gallery~ Historic Spanish Village

Adelante Gallery showcases paintings, sculpture and jewelry by local and international folk and fine artists. Owned by Meg Witwer, Adelante is a featured gallery on CNN International’s program “Art Club”.  Adelante will be celebrating its 23rd year in business in September 2017. Visit us at 7212 E. Ho. Hum Rd. # 14 within Spanish Village 480-488-1285

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M & E Stoyanov Fine Art Gallery

Michael and Ekaterina Stoyanov are professional artists who specialize in portraits, landscapes, and lifestyles of the American Southwest and European townscapes. Originally from Bulgaria, the couple opened their art studio and gallery in Carefree in 1999.

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Ted Phillip Denton Contemporary Art

A visit to Ted Phillip Denton’s studio will be a unique experience, offering a variety of contemporary art forms from delicate clay objects, to large scale paintings of bold color and metal sculpture both functional and decorative of all sizes. But most of all, you can choose works directly from potentially one of the most important artists of the 21st century.

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Wild Holly Gallery

Holly Pagliaro-Bergman opened Wild Holly Gallery 12 years ago in a 660-square foot import gift shop on Easy Street in downtown Carefree, Arizona. Since its opening, the shop has grown from 600 to almost 5,000 square feet and now contains a stunning array of different art mediums and styles. Wild Holly Gallery is proud to showcase the artwork of over 95 American artists. It features the work of both local and nationally known artists.  Wild Holly Gallery is proud to showcase the artwork of over 95 American artists. It features the work of both local and nationally known artists. On the weekends, the gallery hosts visiting artists who work there in its studio. A different artist is featured each month and there are exhibitions during its exhibit season. Wild Holly Gallery is located right on Easy Street, Carefree’s main drag, in the historic Bradbury Building at the corner of Ho Hum Way.

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Art Qwest

The premium source of fine art serving discriminating homeowners, designers, dealers, galleries and corporations. Pieces are available at a fraction of their original price. Over 50 artists represented!

Historic Spanish Village

Description:The Town of Carefree welcomed world renowned artist and sculptor, Ray Villafane, back to create sand art like no other within the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, Carefree Desert Gardens.

This 30 ton masterpiece of the Tortellini Brothers took 30 days to complete and will stay preserved with a little water and glue lightly sprayed upon it’s surface. The silt was sourced from the Arizona Salt River, filtered, mixed with water and tamped to provide a consistency worthy of sculpting.

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Carefree Farmers Market

Rated in Top 10 Best Valley Markets in 2017 by AZ Foothills Magazine! 

Features may include fresh, local, seasonal produce, herbs and flowers; locally made jams, jellies and salsas; fresh baked breads. Demonstrations by Chefs from Valley restaurants. Free admission, free adjacent parking.
Accepts AZFMNP Vouchers, WIC, EBT/SNAP.

Desert Foothills Trolley

Through a collaborative community partnership between Dunn Transportation and the Towns of Carefree and Cave Creek, the Desert Foothills Trolley offers visitors a chance to shop, dine and enjoy the beautiful mountain desert vistas nestled around both Carefree’s and Cave Creek’s distinctive business districts.

Carefree Trolley Stops include: Carefree Sundial, Mariachi Plaza and Historic Spanish Village.