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 features new arrivals including an oil painting by Nikolay Uglov and a series of Alla Prima watercolors by Vladimir Kudryashov. Also featured is a mid century oil by Charles Levier. Stop by and see Northern Arizona’s finest collection of secondary market art.
Gallery of Modern Masters: Gallery of Modern Masters will be featuring Doug Gillis who creates Kiln-worked sculptural glass wall art with the goal of creating a modern vision of an ancient art form. His resulting creations demonstrate a contemporary glass form based on the aesthetic styling of the European Bauhaus designs. Hosted by Artisan Pizza.
James Ratliff Gallery: Please join James Ratliff Gallery to enjoy art and artifacts from the great Southwest and Mexico. Items featured will include pottery by Fannie Nampeyo, Edna Leki and others, carved & painted wooden Mexican masks, Wounaan and Native American baskets, and wall art by Fritz Scholder, Paul Dyke, Carlos Merido and much more. Think outside the box!!
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. There are even a few older pieces and a small Navajo Tree-of-Life weaving with all hummingbirds. Hummingbirds are considered as messengers between the natural and spiritual worlds according to NativeAmerican beliefs, and are often called upon in times of need.
Lanning Gallery:Lanning Gallery opens “Fine Art: Travel Size” and puts the spotlight on the smallest art in the gallery. Summer is a great season to focus on art that fits in a suitcase and the gallery offers paintings that measure six inches square, sculpture under ten inches high, and the always portable option of exquisite jewelry by three local, award-winning, artists.
Lark Art: Lark Art celebrates Man’s Best Friend . . . The Endearing Dog Paintings of Ally Sulpy. Ally’s talent as a painter converges with her love of dogs to create dog paintings sure to make you smile. With over 60 breeds represented, you just might find the dog painting you’d treasure forever.
JN Muir Sculpture Studio/Gallery:Visitors can meet sculptor, James Muir and celebrate man’s courageous quest for truth and freedom as depicted through patriotic sculptures that honor those who have served and sacrificed for this country. This working studio and gallery is a haven for sculpture collectors and offers a behind-the-scenes look “from starting of the clay, to the finished bronze”. Get a glimpse into Muir’s creative process and preview his upcoming works.
Turquoise Tortoise:Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens “Vessels,” a showcase for the ancient form of humble container now celebrated as art in many mediums and styles. From Santa Clara Pueblo (NM) comes a collection of vintage miniature pots by various artists. Also featured are award-winning segmented wood turned vessels by Larry Witt, Rainforest Baskets, Hopi pottery, Contemporary Navajo pottery and Zuni wedding pots.
Andrea Smith Gallery: Visit the Andrea Smith Gallery and be enlightened by the whimsical paintings of World Peace Artist Andrea Smith and amazed by the Super-realist work of Matthew Smith. See their collection of sacred art, including Quan Yin, Ganesh & Buddha sculptures, handmade jewelry from around the world, and inspirational books about healing the spirit and finding peace on earth by finding peace within.
AZADI Fine Rugs: Presents Rugs from a variety of traditions as they celebrate their one year anniversary as GoodWeave partner working to end child labor in the rugs industry. Wine and appetizers served.
AZADI Navajo Rugs: Highlights stunning pieces from many designs within the Navajo tradition capturing the legacy of the Native American Spirit.
Honshin Fine Art; Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance: Celebrates the Rites of Summer: Journey into the Renewal of the Returning Light Bringing Blossoms of Wholeness, Harmony and Radiance through art. They continue their Opal Jewelry show with a new collection of opals from Australia, Mexico and the United States (oregon and nevada). Opal is known as the stone of inner light or fire-stone: ancient people called opal the Prometheus stone-after the god of fire. Offerings of opal set in Gold (tears of the sun) and in silver (Tears of the Moon) Unveiling new paintings By Nichoals Kirsten Honshin. Sharing with gallery artists in 7:00 The Gallery will be serving local wine, and our favorite cheeses, and popcorn
Honshin Fine Art: Gallery of the Ascending Spirit: Celebrating at 7:30, Poetry on the Porch. Words falling from the sky in the present moment. Nicholas Kirsten Honshin will read recent poetry celebrating the return of the healing light of the sun. Upstairs at suite C205 in the back.
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: Celebrates its annual Summer Group Show which opens with a reception on First Friday, August 1, 2014, from 5-8pm and features artwork by more than 40 artists on display. Along with story-telling bronze sculpture highlighting the history and culture of the American West, the gallery will light up with colorful and compelling paintings that include a range of contemporary and historical Western subject matter, landscapes of Sedona and the Grand Canyon, domestic animals and wildlife, Native American artifacts and cowboy memorabilia, as well as portraits of children, horses, cattle, and buffalo.
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:Celebrate the Southwest’s incomparable landscape tonight at Rowe Fine Art Gallery during “Painters in the Field.” Meet two Sedona artists, Vince Fazio and Lynn Heil, and find out what inspires their work. The gallery is located under the historic bell tower in Tlaquepaque. Wine and appetizers will be served.
Sedona Arts Center:This month at Sedona Arts Center, experience the charismatic attitude and wild creativity of member artists in our “Born to Be Wild” Exhibit showing August 1–September 2, 2014. In the music world, the song “Born to Be Wild” evokes a biker’s appearance or attitude. In the Art world, it represents creative freedom. “Get your motor runnin’ Head out on the highway…” and join us for our opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. August 1, 2014!
The Trolley does not currently run to the West Sedona locations. There is ample parking at both locations.
Goldenstein Gallery: Goldenstein Gallery presents Hummingbirds as Art. This stunning exhibition created in collaboration with the Sedona Hummingbird Festival and Sedona Arts Center celebrates the magnificence of these inspiring creatures. Works by Patricia Griffin, Ben Wright, Jourdan Dern, LauRha Frankfort, Cheston Trammel, Upton Ethelbah and Jacqueline Jackson are among the artists who have created pieces for this engaging and delightful show.
Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place: Greg Lawson Galleries welcome hummingbird season and the Sedona Hummingbird Festival with images celebrating the small birds embodying love, beauty, and lightness of being. Visitors will also see new international releases portraying naturalist/photographer Greg Lawson’s “passion for place” in a spacious gallery setting featuring an extensive collection of natural world and global destination images. Located “out west” at 2679 West State Route 89A, at the Harmony Drive intersection.