The holidays are right around the corner and many have started their shopping with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We all know it’s important to shop locally when possible, but we also encourage shopping artistically.
There are thousands of artists currently represented in the city of Sedona, Arizona. Among those thousands, a few local art galleries feature some fantastic art worth gifting. Here are a few of our picks:
‘Handmade Wine Bottle Stopper’ by Chuck Hanson: Located at Goldenstein Gallery
These wood handled bottle stoppers are individually hand carved and guaranteed to be useful to the wine lover in your family or circle of friends. Each wood grain cut is unique, so have fun choosing the exact piece you wish to gift. Goldenstein Gallery is located at the ‘Y’ immediately before Uptown Sedona.
‘Leaf Pendant’ by Mazet Studios: Located at Kuivato, A Creative Gateways Gallery
This beautiful green leaf pendant was crafted through torch-work techniques by the artist. At only $30, purchasing this piece of art is an easy way to support the arts and to gift a one-of-a-kind piece. Kuivato Gallery is located within the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village near the centrally located Mexican-tile fountain.
‘Forever’ Photography by Ted Grussing: Located at Gallery of Modern Masters
If you and your spouse or partner recently visited Sedona, it’s worth gifting a true memory that can be viewed, always. This stunning photograph of the red rocks will remind you of your adventures in the west, and would make a great, personal gift for any home or office space.
For more information on Sedona’s Premiere Galleries, visit: www.sedonagalleryassociation.com.
For many who visit Sedona, they come for peace, tranquility and time in nature. Some will experience a yoga class or hike a scenic trail, while others take part in meditation or crystal learning. Whatever the time permits, the central theme seems to be around ‘being in the moment’.
While among the galleries in Sedona’s art scene, be sure to stop into those that feature Buddha. As a symbol of one-ness and peace, Buddha is a creative focus for some in Sedona. One gallery favorite among visitors is the Goldenstein Gallery, in Uptown Sedona. Here, travelers will enjoy a colorful array of paintings, sculpture, and even prayer wheels.
For a piece of artwork symbolizing compassion, check out, ‘Our Time Is Now’ – a pointillism piece by artist, Sherab Khandro. This colorful palette of purples and oranges are built around the Medicine Buddha.
Another stop to make on the path to a peaceful home or office would be the Andrea Smith Gallery within Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. Buddha is reflected in art sculptures of wood, jade and even labradorite!
If you seek a smaller expression of peace, be sure to ask about the pocket shrines by Heyoka Merrifield, featured at the Andrea Smith Gallery. Each unique, each petite and detailed - you may just fall in love with one and take it home with you.
For more information on the Goldenstein Gallery, visit: http://www.goldensteinart.com/, and for more information on the Andrea Smith Gallery, visit: https://www.andreasmithgallery.com/.
Sedona Gallery Association