First Friday Gallery Tour
On the first Friday of each month, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, members of the Sedona Gallery Association offer a unique monthly showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits, and art events. These special art receptions give locals and Sedona visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while beginning their weekends with an exploration of Sedona’s exciting art scene. For your convenience, the Sedona Trolley provides free transportation to venture from art gallery to art gallery with the exception of the West Sedona Galleries - Goldenstein Gallery and Greg Lawson's Passion for Place.
ALT Gallery: Celebrate the Holidays with the finest collection of secondary market fine art in Northern Arizona. Too many new arrivals to list. Visit the Seuss Room for great gift ideas. ALT Gallery, where the art is as interesting as you are.
Gallery of Modern Masters Features artist Lynn Welker who is described as a painter of imaginative excursions. Her mixed media, semi-representational landscapes appear in a unique refreshing style that combines the familiar with the unexpected thus encouraging fresh views and new challenges. Artist Presentation at 6:30. Hosted by Barking Frog Grille
Azadi Fine Rugs: AZADI Fine Rugs Presents “Sacred Tibetan Traditions: Contemporary Transitions.” Traditional Tibetan weavings generally reflect the influence of the Buddhist spirituality in Tibetan culture and art. Today resulting rugs still reflect the devotion of ancient traditions that now are translated into contemporary designs. Each knot contains a prayer which is seen as a offering of peace and compassion to the world around them. Local favorite singer Paolo Scardina will perform and wine and refreshing beverages will be served.
James Ratliff Gallery: James Ratliff Gallery heralds the Holiday Season with exceptional, one of a kind hand crafted jewelry by Adriana Walker. Adriana specializes in creating fused glass which she incorporates into inspired jewelry. Having been raised in a family which valued world travel and the various cultures associated, Adriana’s jewelry often reflects this background. Even though all of Adriana’s jewelry is unique, there are pieces which are perfect for any casual occasion and then there are the spectacular pieces for a black tie affair! With each piece of jewelry worn expect to accept many compliments!!
Lanning Gallery: Lanning Gallery hosts Master Jeweler Michael Grant in his annual Holiday Show and unveils his very latest designs. This year the focus is on the remarkable quality of Grant’s all-natural stones as more and more of the top turquoise mines are closing. Grant is currently producing necklaces, cuffs, buckles and more with the most important stones in his personal collection.
Lark Art: Lark Art invites you to join us as we celebrate “Glad Tidings. . . The Angelic Ornaments of Maureen White.” Whether it be a large angel heralding the season or a small dog angel barking for joy, Maureen’s creations are sure to bring delight. Please join us as we raise a cup of cheer to her new works.
JN Muir Sculpture Studio/Gallery: Tis the Season at the JN Muir Sculpture Studio/Gallery in Hozho Plaza! Meet sculptor, James Muir and enjoy a special Holiday Exhibit throughout the month of December. This not-to-be-missed gallery is highlighting select sculptures for your gift giving and a preview of what’s to come for 2014! A haven for sculpture collectors, this working studio and gallery offers a behind-the-scenes look “from starting of the clay, to the finished bronze”.
Turquoise Tortoise: Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens its annual “Holiday Gift Show,” this year featuring Choctaw artist Randall Chitto. Chitto, whose work is in museum collections, is known for his black and white striped turtle “koshares” (sacred clowns to Puebloan people). In addition to Chitto’s ceramic figures, the gallery offers terrifically unique Southwest and Native American gift ideas in a range of prices. [NOTE: “koshares” is pronounced co-SHA-rays]
Andrea Smith Gallery: Andrea Smith Gallery is featuring Naomi C. Rose, award-winning children’s book author, illustrator, and storyteller. Rose’s books “Tibetan Tales for Little Buddhas” and “Tibetan Tales from the Top of the World” earned national and international honors and include forewords by the Dalai Lama. Her most recent title, “Where Snow Leopard Prowls”, is a captivating book on the amazing animals of Tibet and the stunning Tibetan Plateau. Luminous paintings, fascinating facts, and engaging activities will delight and inspire readers of all ages. Best of all, this book fosters a personal connection to wildlife, the natural world, and Mother Earth. Book Signing December 6-7.
Honshin Fine Art: Representing five local artists, Honshin Fine Art at Tlaquepaque is celebrating the Return of the Light: Zen Cats – Zen Crystals – Zen Amulets. They will be unveiling new work and have discussion and sharing with three gallery artists until 7:15, then join them for poetry on the porch at 7:30 (inside if it’s cold!) with Nicholas Kirsten-Honshin. The gallery will be serving Hot Organic Chocolate as well as other refreshments. Join the celebration as they unveil new works!
Kuivato Glass Gallery: Kuivato will be featuring the incredible work of Mary Mullaney throughout the month. Mary creates stunning one-of-a-kind hand blown & carved vessels. Each piece has amazing detail, light, & texture.
Mountain Trails Gallery: Mountain Trails Galleries in Sedona, Arizona proudly presents Small Treasures, a collection of small paintings and sculpture for the holidays. These award winning artists have all directed their creative energy into a special collection of art work that capture the action-packed stories of the American West, wildlife and domestic animals, landscapes, small floral bouquets, equine and bovine subjects, beaded moccasins and cowboy boots, Native American children, pow-wow dancers, and more. Exhibition through December 31, 2013.
Renee Taylor Gallery: The Gallery invites you to experience an evening of contemporary artwork by Arizona artists, encompassing a wide variety of mediums including steel, plexiglass, canvas and stone. And browse our diverse collection of international and local jewelry ranging from inexpensive copper and brass to fine 18K gold and diamond collections. If you love art, join us this evening, you’ll be glad you did.
Rowe Fine Art Gallery: Navajo stone sculptor Alvin Marshall will mesmerize you with stories about his cultural traditions tonight at Rowe Fine Art Gallery. He will also debut several new wildlife sculptures as well as figurative pieces inspired by his friends and family. Rowe Gallery is located under the bell tower at Tlaquepaque. Wine and appetizers will be served.
The Sedona Arts Center: Opens Moments in Time. Whether an artist is painting a flower, creating a quilt, photographing a landscape or creating a piece of jewelry, they are capturing a moment in time and its significance can speak volumes. Featuring work by Robert Albrecht Jane DeFoe, Luna Anderson and Komala Rohde. Don’t miss it!
Garland’s Navajo Rugs and The Collector’s Room: The Collector’s Room will be featuring the new work of Gregory Hull. Take this opportunity to meet Gregory during the SGA Gallery Tour. Also featured are Tom Johnson, Galen Carpenter, and Sheldon Harvey.
The Trolley does not currently run to the West Sedona locations. There is ample parking at both locations.
Goldenstein Gallery: Goldenstein Gallery celebrates its 1st Annual Beauty show with an opening reception on from 5-8pm. This dynamic show features a jewelry extravaganza of distinctive pieces artistically designed and lovingly made to make the wearer feel special. Featured artists include Amy Hunt, Mary Fisher, Dorit Herlinger, Michael Redhawk and Sherab Khandro. Located at 70 Dry Creek Rd. West Sedona.
Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place: Greg Lawson Galleries is happily celebrating their Grand Opening this week and you are invited. The pavement is now a reality and public art is on display. Cover your seasonal gift-giving list with photographic books personalized and signed by Greg tonight! The NEW gallery is at 2679 Highway 89A in West Sedona. Don’t miss it!