Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village is not only a Sedona local favorite and visitor favorite, but people visiting the entire state of Arizona travel just to stop into this magical space. Full of shops, places to snack and eat – Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village is most well-known for its art galleries.
Although there are many exquisite art galleries within the Tlaquepaque walls, two of our favorites are: the Ascending Spirit Gallery: A Honshin Fine Gallery and Renee Taylor Gallery.
As the Ascending Spirit Gallery name suggests, to visit this space, you must ascend an adobe and tiled staircase to a beautiful studio overlooking the grounds of Tlaquepaque. With the belief that nature inspires art and art inspires science, artwork is portrayed through light, composition and color.
Gallery Co-Owner and artist, Honshin shares:
“Art tells a story and that changes our state of being to a higher state of health. Physically the immune system gets stronger, psychologically the feelings of peace and connection to others increases and this improves our health.”
The Ascending Spirit Gallery is located at: 336 State Route 179, Suite C-205 – within the beautiful walls of Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.
Also while in Tlaquepaque, you will probably catch sight of the Renee Taylor Gallery. Owners Mike and Renee Taylor have curated 40+ artist’s work within this colorful space. With a large selection of jewelry, there is no end to the amount of time you could spend perusing and exploring all of the works.
The staff members at Renee Taylor Gallery are very informative in helping you understand the art within the gallery, the jewelry stones in each piece and history on each artist. During Sedona’s 1st Friday in the Galleries event, Renee Taylor Gallery greets visitors and locals alike, during the hours of 5pm-8pm for a closer look at contemporary art, while enjoying cookies! Renee Taylor Gallery is located at: 336 State Route 179, Suite B124.
If you’ve visited Sedona or even reside in Sedona you know that the Art Scene is alive and booming. In this article we’ll share a few of our favorite Sedona, Arizona art galleries – maybe you’ve even stopped into one or more.
James Ratliff Gallery
The James Ratliff Gallery has been in business for over thirty years, and the owner, James Ratliff, has been working in the art industry for over fifty years. The James Ratliff Gallery is located within Hillside Sedona, a bustling shopping and art area great for exploring. James Ratliff Gallery’s owner has sold artwork crafted by some of art’s greats, including: Georgia O’Keefe and Zuniga.
Currently the James Ratliff Gallery features art in several mediums, including but not limited to: ceramics, paintings, watercolor and metal sculptures. The space is bright and colorful and the staff is always inviting and helpful. Stop in to find your next piece of great artwork.
The Gallery of Wholeness, Harmony and Radiance: A Honshin Fine Art Gallery
The Gallery of Wholeness, Harmony and Radiance is located within Sedona, Arizona’s Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. Full of artwork featuring ravens, cranes, cats and snakes, you will be inspired by the interconnectivity between all things nature. Artist, Honshin, began creating at the young age of five. Today, one can explore his paintings, jewelry, prints, sculptures and ceramics exhibited throughout the gallery.
The gallery also shows the artwork of a select network of other inspiring artists that also share the same interest in nature’s interconnectivity. The gallery itself is ever-changing. Whether you are in the area for Sedona’s 1st Friday in the Galleries event, or an average day during the week, we encourage you to stop in and explore this inspiring and colorful space.
Sedona Gallery Association