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Celebration of Fine Art 2023

Ryan T. Schmidt is back once again in his 4th year of participating at the Celebration of Fine Art entering its 33rd year. The show is Arizona’s longest-running art show. It brings together 100 artists from across America, all invited to spend 10 weeks creating pieces in front of visitors. This year's highlights:

  • Panelist at Art Discovery Series on topic "Metal as Media". Scroll below this page for replay.

  • Featured at Fox10 News Live with other Celebration of Fine Art Artists.

  • Launching a new sculpture private collection at "Art After Dark" event on March 18, 2023 5pm-8pm during the fine art exhibit.

  • Schmidt placed his iconic piece smaller version of "Rain of Faith" suspended at the front entrance lobby of the art show welcoming each guests as they arrive.

  • He also has a working studio setup at the back of North side of the show so you can fully see his process!

  • His large scale pieces are gaining traction at the sculpture court. Schmidt is also exhibiting a unique and one of a kind life-size centerpiece commissioned by a Celebration of Fine Art collector awaiting installation to its permanent placement.


Download the 2023 Celebration of Fine Art Map:

2023 Grounds Map
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For more practical information visit the Celebration of Fine Art website:

You’re invited to a special Art Night “Art After Dark” back by popular demand! This Saturday March 18, 2023 5pm-8pm at 18400 N. Hayden Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85268.

It is open to everyone as we Celebrate another fabulous year of art and connections. Come by the studio at the North Side and check out the stainless steel sculptures at the courtyard. We will have the café open for Happy Hour pricing on the beverages and a lovely selection of nibbles. See you then!

For those who cannot make it to Scottsdale at this event and before March 26, 2023, visit the website to browse and buy CFA artists’ newest creations.


Last Friday Feb. 10th 2023, Ryan T. Schmidt and two other Metal artists were invited to be the panelist on the topic "Metal as Media" at Celebration of Fine Art, Sponsored by FineArt Connoisseur. The event is about discovering how Artists apply their artistic vision, strength and heat to create compelling works of art. If you missed attending, here's a full replay of the Panel Discussion:

Schmidt also participated as a panelist in 2021 on topic "Monumental Installations" here is the recap:


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