1st Friday Gallery Tour
On the 1st 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: New arrivals include vintage art glass from the famed Afro Celetto, rodeo paintings by Kelly Daniel, and early pair of small Tal Walton pieces.
Gallery of Modern Masters: Featured Artist: Ron Gill – specializes in native and exotic hardwoods and burls, turning unique pieces of live-edge wood into beautiful and functional pieces of art. The designs of each piece highlights its natural form to preserve its shape within the living tree. Artist Presentation at 6:30. Hosted by: Schoolhouse Restaurant New-American-Style casual-fine dining, that utilizes the best local produce, meats, beers, wines and more to develop the freshest, most creative foods you may ever see on a plate.
James Ratliff Gallery: Visit James Ratliff Gallery for a reception welcoming international artist Judy Choate. While enjoying her latest vibrant, powerful and high definition landscapes you’re also invited to have a glass of wine and one of Jim’s famous brownies! In addition to many locations in the U.S. Judy’s art has found its way to homes in Canada, Europe, Japan and South Korea. Judy Choate is basically a self taught artist and works in acrylics on canvas.
Lanning Gallery: Lanning Gallery celebrates Valentine’s Day with a new exhibition: “Love is an Art.” Embracing a wide look at love, the exhibition showcases everything from world-renowned artist Alfred Rogoway, whose work the gallery’s owner loved so much she founded the gallery to showcase it, to Ted CoConis, whose long-standing love for women of Paris inspired his acclaimed series of singular paintings, to hand-blown studio glass artist Randi Solin, who layers her passion for molten fire and polished surface into every vessel she creates, and artists like Marshall Noice who love the landscape so much they must capture that feeling on canvas.
Lark Art: Lark Art invites you to join them in celebrating Valentine’s Day with their exhibit “It’s About Love. . . Art From The Heart.” From one of a kind collaged Valentine cards to heartful art perfect for your special someone, they will help you make sure February 14th is a most special day for you and yours. Please join them as they toast Cupid and his favorite day.
Turquoise Tortoise: Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens “Jewelry for Your True Love” inviting Valentine’s Day celebrants to peruse its extensive collection of Native American and Southwest jewelry. That perfect gift could be waiting in one of the gallery’s many cases representing a range of prices and including some of the top Navajo silversmiths and stone cutters working today. David and Alice Lister, Vernon Begaye, Kenneth Aguilar, and Bruce Eckhardt are just a few of the artists whose impressive work you’ll find here. Custom pieces are frequently an option too at this 43-year old gallery. Stop in to find that perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
Andrea Smith Gallery: Kurt Wenner, one of the most recognized artists ever to exhibit in Sedona, is an American artist with an international following. While most known for the invention of interactive 3D pavement art illusions, his work also includes large-scale oil paintings, ceramic murals, sculptures, decorative elements, and architectural designs for public and private clients in more than 30 countries. Wenner has created a collection of sacred art images, including Jesus, Yogananda, Moses and Mother Mary, specifically for Andrea Smith Gallery. Meet Kurt Wenner Friday, February 5th 5-8 PM and Saturday, February 6th 12-4 PM.
AZADI Fine Rugs: At their opening reception for this month’s exhibition Ancient Weaves: Contemporary Design. Wine and other refreshments will be served.
AZADI Navajo Rugs: Presents From the Looms of the Master Weavers. Proud women of the Diné, honor the old ways, creating enduring treasures of beauty and desire. The Master Weavers’ pride in their ancestors has kept their culture alive. They are the driving force behind the preservation of language, religion, the tribe’s customs, and the creation of spectacular rugs using traditional design methods.
Great Southwest Gallery: February is the month for southwest art lovers at The Great Southwest Gallery in Talaquepaque! You will love 3 outstanding Navajo pieces. “Dancing with the Stars,” is Al Baje’s beautiful oil painting depicting a contemporary Yei figure being joined by more of them appearing as shadows as well as surrounding star symbols. Jack Black’s single Yei bust emerging from an explosion of acrylic colors gets your attention. And Baatsoslani Joe’s truely incredible sandpainting of a red pottery jar with a basket in the background and encircling Kokopellis begs for closer inspection. Three masterpieces by 3 master artists to satisfy your southwest art lover!
Honshin Fine Art: Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance: Honshin Fine Art celebrates The Original Valentine: From Nature’s Heart to Yours. This special exhibit celebrates the interconnectedness of all things. Also a special collection of opal jewelry, Fires of the Heart, for Valentines Day. Join them for special treats and their celebrated Poetry on the Porch event at 7:30.
Honshin Fine Art: Gallery of the Ascending Spirit: Also celebrates The Original Valentine. Taste their signature wine Arizona Essence and enjoy other treats. Poetry on the Porch at 7:30pm
Kuivato Glass Gallery: 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 is proud to present “Honoring the Native American in Sculpture and Painting.” Award-winning artists focus on the Native Cultures of the American West as they paint or sculpt historical narratives, cultural objects, and specific ceremonies from a variety of tribes and pueblos. New this month at Mountain Trails are bronze sculptures with intricate and colorful patinas by David Lemon, whose deep interest in the American frontier comes alive in his highly detailed Native American ceremonial dancers. Lemon’s ancestry dates back to the 1800’s and that sparks his deep interest in sculpting the pioneers who settled the West.
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: February means its time for Rowe Fine Art Gallery’s annual client appreciation evening. Anyone who has ever purchased a Ken Rowe sculpture or a piece of art from the gallery is invited to stop by for a special treat. Even if you haven’t purchased from the gallery, stop in to enjoy the evening’s decadent chocolate fountain. Rowe Fine Art Gallery is located under the historic bell tower at Tlaquepaque.
Sedona Arts Center:
Sedona Arts Center invites the public to stop by its Uptown gallery and experience unique new works by February’s featured artists Adryanna Ciera (sculpture), Sandra Meisner (oil), Jean O’ Neil (sculpture), AO Tucker (photography), and Mark Zillman (oil). The featured exhibition, Something New, will be on view from February 5 to 28. Plus! Don’t miss Out of the Fir,e a collaboration between the Melting Point Glass Studio and Sedona Arts Center Ceramics Department, showing February 5 to 7. There will be an opening reception for both shows from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, February 5.
The Trolley does not currently run to the West Sedona locations. There is ample parking at both locations.
Goldenstein Gallery: Goldenstein Gallery is celebrating the art of the human form with their 8th Annual “Body Language” show. Both classic and modern interpretations are included in this exhibition which features bronzes by Kevin McCarthy and James Muir, Mike Medow’s hand carved exotic wood figures, LauRha Frankfort’s energetic drawings and Mark Rownd’s Fine Art Photography.
Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place: The “Human Nature” exhibition at Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place gallery explores a natural side of humanity: Creativity. Throughout history mankind has demonstrated incredible creative genius in the realms of art and architecture. Man-made marvels from the oldest monument in existence to the tallest human engineered architectural creation on earth are included in Lawson’s global image showcase. 2679 West State Route 89A. 928-202-0340