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."
1st Friday March 3, 2016 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Featured Art Receptions / FREE Trolley Services
All guests are welcome to attend free of charge and ride the Sedona Trolley, which does continuous loops to the Gallery Row & Uptown locations.
West Sedona locations, Creative Gateways and Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place, are not served by the Trolley.
Sedona Arts Center: Sedona Arts Center Gallery opens their 37th Annual Juried Members Show featuring a collection of fine artwork by their member artists. Please join them as they celebrate this annual tradition. From Fiber to Photography, Jewelry to Glass, Paintings, Sculpture, Mixed Media and Ceramics – there will be something for everyone! Awards will be given in the various categories at tonight’s opening reception. In addition to the category awards there will be a Best of Show award to the ONE piece of artwork that stands alone in a room full of amazing art.
Andrea Smith Gallery: Anah Laudenslager is a healing artist who designs jewelry to awaken women to their inner light radiance; hidden gems deep within. Her masterfully hand-crafted, semi-precious gemstone jewelry is energetically cleared and recharged to its pristine frequency using sound. When worn on the body provides healing through resonance. Radiant Gem jewelry reflects the true inner beauty of the wearer. Anah is offering a sound healing with each Radiant Gem purchase. Stop by the Andrea Smith Gallery to meet Anah and learn about sound healing.
Honshin Fine Art:Gallery of Wholeness Harmony and Radiance: Honshin Fine Art celebrates the month of February with The Original Valentine, Blossoms of the Heart This exhibit explores the path of the heart through the meditative images of Honshin’s paintings and his poetry. Come celebrate the Oneness that we share through art and our connections to the heart. Featuring new paintings from the 2017 series of the Thich Nhat Hahn calendars and gratitude journals. Join them for “Poetry on the Porch” beginning at 7:30. Special sitar music, wine and chocolates served from 5-8pm
Honshin Fine Art: Gallery of the Ascending Spirit: Honshin Fine Art celebrates the month of February with The Original Valentine, Blossoms of the Heart This exhibit explores the path of the heart through the meditative images of Honshin’s paintings and his poetry. Come celebrate the Oneness that we share through art and our connections to the heart. Featuring new paintings from the 2017 series of the Thich Nhat Hahn calendars and gratitude journals.
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 Gallery presents Inspired by Tradition continuing its 30-year tradition of exhibiting painting and sculpture that highlight the deep roots of our American Western heritage, with stories of the great explorers, the cowboy way of life, as well as the richness of the Native American culture. More than 40 artists bring these stories to life with their own unique style and use of color.
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.
Rowe Fine Art Gallery Join wildlife artist Ken Rowe as he celebrates 30 years sculpting during How Time Flies. Rowe will display some of his early sculptures including his very first bronze. A special animal ambassador will also make an appearance. The gallery is located under the historic bell tower at Tlaquepaque
Lanning Gallery: Lanning Gallery opens “Making History: Women in Art.” To honor Women in History month this March the gallery is shining a spotlight on all of its gifted women artists. Even today the art world can be less welcoming to women and Lanning Gallery is proud that over a third of its artists are talented internationally known, national and local women. Included in the exhibition are accomplished Contemporary metal artist Elisabett Gudmann, found object sculptor Elizabeth Frank, stone sculptor Kathleen Caricof, Impressionist painter Cynthia Reid, abstract painter Tamar Kander, mixed media landscape artist Judith Monroe, jewelry artist Valerie Ostenak and many more.
Lark Art: Lark Art delights in presenting Taking Flight . . . Fresh Impressions of Our Feathered Friends. From Susan Barmore's fabulous "Bluebirds of Happiness" to Elizabeth St. Hilaire's amazing "Birds on Branches" to charming handmade birdhouses for your backyard visitors, the joys of Spring abound. Stop by Lark to raise a toast to our fine feathered friends.
Turquoise Tortoise: Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens “Women Create” to showcase its talented women artists, as Women in History month is celebrated. The work of new artist Shari Ubechel is introduced: Ubechel’s loose style captures the Southwest with colorful imagery that is thoroughly pleasing even before a viewer realizes that she has succeeded in creating a proprietary technique that allows her works to be viewed three-dimensionally. New exquisitely detailed figurative paintings by Sharon Brening capture Native American children in moments of focused discovery. Ceramic wall hangings by local artist Mariann Leahy are featured as well as several other gifted women artists and jewelers.
Alt Gallery: ALT Gallery welcomes the March with the walls full of new arrivals. Great artwork, hundreds of rare and out of print art books, plus vintage vinyl records await. Join us for Northern Arizona's finest collection of secondary market art, books, records and collectibles.
Gallery of Modern Masters: Gallery of Modern Masters presents Michael Gustavson a Raku artist whose work is spontaneous with glazes and somewhat unpre-dictable. The glazes Gustavsonl uses are very textural and often appeal to one’s senses causing the viewer to immediately want to touch the work, which is his intent as he always emphasizes the surface quality and texture. His works are refined and unique. There will be an artist’s presentation at 5:30.
James Ratliff Gallery: James Ratliff Gallery presents Jody Ahrens, Colorado abstract landscape artist, who brings her latest oil paintings to James Ratliff Gallery. As a child of painters, Jody has been involved in the creative work of painting her entire life. Jody tell us “That as a seasoned artist I’ve been trying to merge abstract paintings with landscapes for a long time and am now happy with my current results. However, as an experimental artist, Ms. Ahrens acknowledges that “I accept that my style will undoubtedly continue evolving and changing. I look forward to seeing what emerges next."
Creative Gateways: Artist’s collective Creative Gateways They have captured this feeling in their new show Vernalagnia: A Romantic Mood Brought on by Spring. This exhibit explores the power of their artists' inner vision expressed through diverse mediums; work in ceramics, glass and painting are all represented. Enjoy special treats, wine and other beverages as you enjoy the art. Creative Gateways is located at 45 Birch Blvd.
Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place: The Human Nature exhibition at Greg Lawson's Passion for Place gallery in West Sedona explores mankind's creativity 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 this image showcase and gallery reception. Greg Lawson Gallery is located at 2679 West State Route 89A.