“Artists in Sanctuary”: Popular Guest Artist Series Returns to Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

Highlights of Feb. – April Program Include Charity Raffle Event and “Art Indulgence” Weekend with Beals and Abbate Artists

Scottsdale, AZ (March 4, 2013) – The Arizona desert has long been a source of inspiration for artists and art lovers, and now, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is bringing them together with the return of its popular guest artist series, Artists in Sanctuary. The series, which debuted to popular response last year, will run through April with an exciting schedule of events that provide an educational forum for Sanctuary guests, spa members, art collectors and invited guests to chat with a featured artist and view his or her works.

The resort’s aptly named Paradise Views patio, with its breathtaking mountain vistas, will be the setting for Thursday evening complimentary wine-and-cheese receptions honoring the artist of the week. Scheduled from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., these have been strategically scheduled to coincide with Scottsdale’s Artwalk (Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.), with a free hospitality trolley transporting guests from the resort to downtown Scottsdale and back. Other events in the series include a community outreach reception and raffle on April 4 and a special Art Indulgence package, April 11-14, which will feature a weekend full of opportunities to interact with artists from the prestigious Beals and Abbate gallery in Santa Fe.

The 2013 Artist in Sanctuary schedule is as follows:

  • March 14: reception with Sanctuary’s employee artists
  • March 28: reception with Mary Meyer/Calvin Charles Gallery
  • April 4: Community outreach event at the Paradise Valley home of artist Beth Swartz. A percentage of art sales by Swartz and fellow artists Wolf Kahn and Hunt Slonem will be donated to charity. In addition, Beth Swartz art pieces, valued at $1,500 each, will be raffled to up to 10 winners; tickets priced at $300.
  • April 11-14: Art Indulgence Weekend: Includes three nights in a luxurious Mountain Casita; personal demonstrations by Beals & Abbate artists John Maisano and Frank Gonzalez throughout the resort grounds on Friday and Saturday; gourmet dinner created by Food Network star Chef Beau MacMillan with the artists in the private dining area on Friday evening; and a wine-and-cheese reception finale on Saturday afternoon. Package rates start at $1,437 for two guests. For those who wish to enjoy Friday night’s dinner without the three-night stay, the cost is $75 per person. Both offers exclude tax, gratuity and resort fees.

For reservations at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, call 866.317.8016 or visitwww.sanctuaryaz.com.

About Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain: One of the country’s most lauded luxury resorts, Sanctuary is a striking boutique property on Camelback Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, just minutes from downtown Scottsdale. Under the direction of Westroc Hospitality, Sanctuary enjoys international acclaim for its contemporary design, and award-winning elements restaurant and Sanctuary Spa. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Sanctuary was recognized in 2006 as the “top resort” in the United States by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Sanctuary has been a Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List” and “Reader’s Choice” winner since opening in 2001, and in 2012 was named #1 Resort in Arizona in Travel + Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels in the World. Connect with Sanctuary onFacebook, Twitter and Pinterest.