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: ALT Gallery celebrates the beginning of their 5th year in October. New arrivals include the Ken Rowe / Susan Kliewer collaboration bronze “Vision” and “Illuminata III” by Frederick Hart. Also featured are selections from a significant library of rare art books.
Gallery of Modern Masters: Gallery of Modern Masters presents the stunning “Unisons” of renowned husband and wife team Marlys Mallet and Michael Redhawk. These paintings combine abstraction with realism so that they co-exist harmoniously to create a sense of a lush, vibrant, idyllic natural world. There will be an artist’s presentation at 6:30
James Ratliff Gallery: James Ratliff Gallery is extremely happy to present the beautiful uniquely sculptured art work of Cary Henrie. These highly embellished forms contain preserved butterflies and other Natural elements as a glorious display of Mother Nature’s gifts to us. The butterflies have been sustainably farmed in Costa Rica and other countries by trained indigenous people who gather and preserve them after the butterflies have fallen to the rainforest floor at life’s end. Eventually Mr. Henrie incorporates these wonderful creatures into permanent sculptural works of art.
Lanning Gallery: Lanning Gallery welcomes Contemporary Expressionist landscape painter Marshall Noice and unveils new works by both Noice and Robert Cherry. Robert Cherry hand-turns pine into elegant vessels inlaid with turquoise and finished so finely they look like glass. Noice’s paintings, from small to large, embody joy in their brightly hued colors. Marshall Noice, a thoroughly engaging artist, gives an Artist Talk at 6pm this evening with a Question and Answer session to follow. This is an excellent opportunity to meet this talented artist.
Lark Art: Lark Art delights in presenting “Let the Good Times Roll . . . Fresh, Playful New Works by Carl Dalio.” Tapping into the world of javelinas, Dalio depicts their charms in his new pieces. In his greeting card line, he even allows them to speak. Stop by Lark for a chuckle as you raise a glass to toast them.
Turquoise Tortoise: Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens “Master and Son: The Sculpture of Larry Yazzie and Cody Yazzie” and welcomes the two artists to the gallery to meet visitors and answer questions about their techniques and inspiration. Larry Yazzie gives an Artist Talk at 6:30. The senior Yazzie has been an award-winning sculptor for decades with many prominent collectors, while his gifted son, who clearly has learned from the best, began earning awards almost as soon as he showed his stone sculpture and now has many awards for himself.
Andrea Smith Gallery: As Joshua Frager sat meditating in a temple in Thailand, a Buddha of Light was awakened inside of him. Filled with love and a vision to create “Art to Awaken the Soul”, Joshua returned to America to do just that. He has since devoted his life to bringing these spiritual creations to life and sharing their blessings with you. These sacred sculptures are adorned in 80,000+ glass beads, taking over 600 hours to complete. Meet Joshua and see his collection of Blessed art at the Andrea Smith Gallery October 2-3.
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. Finely woven textiles that seduce the eye, invite the touch, and enchant the heart. This month they are featuring the work of Navajo Master Weaver Rena Begay.
Great Southwest Gallery: The Great Southwest Gallery features, Capture a Southwest Hummingbird Messenger. This show contains a variety of different southwest hummingbird artforms including: Zuni and Hopi Jewelry; Pueblo Pottery; Zuni Fetishes and Hopi Katsinas.
Honshin Fine Art: Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance: Honshin Fine Art presents October’s Dance. Featuring work that celebrates and honors our ancestors, October’s Dance celebrates the turning of the seasons and the balance of giving and receiving with the earth and all of nature. Join them for Poetry on the Porch at 7:30.
Honshin Fine Art: Gallery of the Ascending Spirit: Also celebrates October’s Dance, 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:Fall is in the air and Mountain Trails Gallery will showcase new paintings by some of the Southwest’s most collected Plein Air painters. Many works will include dramatic scenes of the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, the Navajo Lands, and the Sonoran Desert. Artists featured include Betty Carr, Bill Cramer, Joshua Been, Adele Earnshaw and Cody DeLong.
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:Larisa Aukon was a child prodigy in her native Latvia where she was accepted into a prestigious art school at the age of 12. Come see Larisa’s colorful paintings at Rowe Fine Art Gallery and meet the artist. Larisa will be painting in the gallery tomorrow from 1 to 4 p.m. Rowe Fine Art Gallery is located under the historic bell tower at Tlaquepaque
Sedona Arts Center:
Sedona Arts Center: Sedona Arts Center invites the public to stop by its Uptown gallery and experience unique new works by October’s featured artists Evelyn Gholson (mixed media), Joanne Hiscox (mixed media, glass), Byron McKeown (fine crafts, sculpture), Deanne McKeown (sculpture, jewelry) and Mike Turner (digital art). The featured exhibition, Hardscapes, will be on view from October 3 to November 4.
The Trolley does not currently run to the West Sedona locations. There is ample parking at both locations.
Goldenstein Gallery: Goldenstein Gallery kicks off its 11th Annual Cowboys and Indians Show. This highly anticipated celebration of the American West features David DeVary, Upton Ethelbah 1st place winner in sculpture at 2015 Santa Fe Indian Market, Charles Decker, SJ Shaffer Ben Wright ,Carla Romero, Kevin McCarthy and James Muir. There will be a special dedication of Muir’s Holy Grail in the sculpture Garden at 6pm. Music by local favorites Frost and Frost in full Cowboy Regalia!
Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place: Greg Lawson’s “Passion for Place” Gallery celebrates their annual OctoberPHest event — a month-long festivity highlighting the photographic releases and collections that debuted throughout the current year. Image unveilings of 2015 included up-close wildlife encounters, candid moments in the lives of global people, winter wonderlands, blooming botanicals, powerful weather patterns and more! Visit the spacious gallery in West Sedona and find a sanctuary place to slow down, connect with nature, and enjoy the spice of light! 2679 West State Route 89A. 928-202-0340