As the New Year approaches, there is opportunity to express a ‘New You’. With each year, many make new intentions, resolutions or life goals. The chance to start again is present as well as the opportunity to redesign your surroundings. When searching for items that represent the new you, exploring local art galleries is an excellent way to begin.
Sedona’s artists and local galleries offer a variety of made items that you might resonate with. Each gallery will have its own vibe and focus. Stopping into every gallery is a must in order to find one that is equal to your new you.
Alt Gallery – A whole lot of cool stuff lives here, including: estate art, books and other treasures. Eclectic, vintage and modern –enjoy the ever-changing space. The Alt Gallery is located at 2301 AZ-89A Suite 102, Sedona, AZ
Andrea Smith Gallery – Spiritually inclined, this gallery is focused on peace. Books, card decks, sculptures, jewelry and art from representatives around the world and the owners of the gallery are based on the vision here. If this is the direction your life is taking you in 2019, find the Andrea Smith Gallery located in Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, 336 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ.
Creative Gateways Open Studios and Gallery – Creative Gateways is a shared studio space and gallery. If you like the idea of stepping into Santa’s workshop and oohing and ahhing over all the tools and talent used to create art, you will love this gallery. With large tables, multiple kilns, supplies, tools and workspaces, this space is almost interactive in the way it is laid out. Find this gallery at 45 Birch Blvd, Sedona, AZ.
Kuivato, A Creative Gateways Gallery- Also within Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village is the beautiful glass displays of Kuivato. Known for its gorgeous glass sculpture, chandeliers, trinkets and jewelry – all that sparkles and glows is within Kuivato. Kuivato also showcases non-glass items such as locally made silver and gold jewelry. Visit Kuivato at 336 AZ-179 B-125, Sedona, AZ.
Gallery of Modern Masters – Located within Hillside Sedona, this colorful gallery highlights some of the more notable names in art history such as: Picasso, Miro and Dali. Standards are high in this gallery and one should expect to find unique pieces of art that might fall outside of your standard landscapes. Visit this gallery at 671 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ.
Goldenstein Gallery – Near Uptown Sedona, taking a right at the traffic circle, you will find this well-known gallery. Goldenstein Gallery has a family atmosphere that nurtures both its guests and artists. Exhibits and outdoor sculptures are rotated through this gallery making it new with almost each visit. Explore the Goldenstein Gallery at 150 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ.
The Ascending Spirit Gallery: A Honshin Fine Art Gallery & The Gallery of Wholeness, Harmony, and Radiance: A Honshin Fine Art Gallery – Both of these galleries represent the works of Honshin as well as other artists who invite you on a journey from your head to your heart. From works of Zen to Christianity, each piece of art is transcendent and unique. Throughout the month expect to see Honshin working at the Ascending Spirit Gallery as well. Visit both of these galleries within the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, Sedona, AZ.
James Ratliff Gallery – Love the landscape of the Southwest, Arizona, and the Navajo reservation? You will love this gallery. While this isn’t the only focus of the space, expect to find an eclectic mix of original landscapes, abstract art, paintings, figurative, ceramic, pottery, sculpture, jewelry. This gallery is also located within Hillside Sedona at 671 AZ-179, Sedona, AZ
Lanning, a Bryant Nagel Gallery – When in this gallery, you will be dared to feel the unique casual sophistication represented in the works of contemporary artists. The gallery is known for its world-renown artists. Works range in medium from: original oil, acrylic, watercolor, sculpture, blown glass, ceramics and jewelry. Visit Lanning Gallery at 431 AZ-179 A1-2, Sedona, AZ.
Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery – Seeking some original Native American pieces of art? This is the stop for you. Turquoise Tortoise is known for representing many top Native American artists and jewelers. You will also find paintings, sculpture, ceramics and heirloom quality Zapotec rugs. If you are a new collector, not to worry, the staff will gladly assist you in understanding where to begin. Visit this gallery at 431 SR 179, A3, Sedona, AZ.
Mountain Trails Gallery – This gallery features the great master artists of the Southwest. When in Mountain Trails Gallery, you will feel the spirit of the Southwest all around you. From horse sculptures to bronzes, cowboys, Native American images and symbolism - all are represented in this gallery. For a taste of the west travel to: 336 AZ-179 Suite A201, Sedona, AZ.
Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village – The Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village isn’t to be missed and it is most likely you have seen it if you have entered into Sedona from Hwy 179. This beautifully impressive site sits directly on Oak Creek and consists of a campus that extends across both sides of Hwy 179. Walk through pueblo styled buildings with arches, cobblestone walkways and gorgeous Sycamore Trees all lit up for the holidays. This space is guaranteed to life your spirits and inspire the New You of 2019.
In beautiful Sedona, Arizona it’s not difficult to find the work of an artist. From jewelry to paintings, each piece is unique. Art collectors visit Sedona just to experience the new exhibits, take part in 1st Friday in the Galleries and meet with gallery directors.
Although there is a solid classic southwest theme in most of the art that can be found in Sedona, there is also a local establishment that focuses on bringing the best modern art to light. Lanning, a Bryant Nagel Gallery is located at 431 State Route 179 in Sedona, Arizona. The gallery was founded in the late 80’s and features a wide variety of regional and internationally recognized artists.
Artwork mediums at the Lanning Gallery range from sculpture, to paintings, to pottery. Unique finds are also available; art crafted from wood, tin and bits of nature. Lanning exhibitor and Found Object Sculptor Elizabeth Frank shares, “Whenever I return to the aspen forest to collect wood I am awed by the strength and delicacy of the natural world. I try to incorporate these observations into my work.”
Locals and visitors are encouraged to stop into the Lanning Gallery any time between the hours of 10am and 6pm during the week and weekends. Professionals are eager to assist you in finding the perfect fit for your home, office or collection.
Lanning, a Bryant Nagel Gallery is a member of the Sedona Gallery Association. Learn more at: www.SedonaGalleryAssociation.com.
For any last-minute shoppers, the month is still young and there are a plethora of gift ideas stocked right here in Sedona. Nearly every gallery offers a smaller giftable item that has been hand curated or crafted by an artist. For those difficult-to-buy-for people in your life, such gifts can be the solution to your search.
Ideas? At Creative Gateways Open Studios and Gallery, you will find an assortment of gift items either in person or on the website. Our favorite are the glass ornaments handcrafted within the on-site studios. These beautiful gifts range in price, but start around $20. Either utilized as a gift topper or as a stand-alone gift for that special tree or décor, supporting an artist has never been this easy.
Also consider the purchase of a course at Creative Gateways Open Studios and Gallery. From screen printing glass to crafting your own incense burner, these classes are a fun way to meet other locals and art lovers. For those that are more difficult to buy for, this experience might just be the perfect fit.
Stop by Renee Taylor Gallery in Tlaquepaque and discover the gorgeous handcrafted knives made by William Henry. Prices range from $300 to $2,100, depending on the material and the amount of craftsmanship required.
The William Henry E6-10, which is at the $300 price point is made with an aircraft grade aluminum frame and hard-anodized to military specs for a lifetime of superlative performance. With a one-hand button lock system and stainless-steel pocket clip, this knife is a beautiful and practical gift for anyone.
Lastly, if you are hoping to gift something a bit more nostalgic and curated from the past, then you must stop by the ALT Gallery in West Sedona. Within the ALT Gallery you will find so many vintage items, you may not even know where to start.
Looking for your favorite record album from days gone by or from an artist that you may have only discovered digitally? This store probably has the original record. This goes for artwork, art-of-print books, and other cool and unique collectibles.