Monsoons are upon us, the desert is alive, and people are moving about town. It is perfect weather to take an evening walk and experience Sedona’s 1st Friday in the Galleries, taking place on August 3, from 5-8 p.m. Locals and visitors to the area can enjoy: art, refreshments, music, and great conversation with local gallery artists and staff.
During 1st Friday in the Galleries, Goldenstein Gallery will be featuring The Current, a living reflection of artist’s evolving work. Representing 50 diverse artist’s visions, Goldstein Gallery is excited to host an opening reception on the evening of 1st Friday. Award winning artist Rafe Terry, known for his edgy contemporary canyon-scapes, will be just one of the artists who will have their work showcased.
Andrea Smith Gallery will be featuring the sculptures of Susan Tereba; pieces mostly crafted of fossil mastodon tusk! Incorporating animals, spirituality and crystals into her work, these sculptures will surely inspire you.
During 1st Friday, don’t forget to stop by Vue Gallery, who will be showcasing their exquisite collection of copper and stainless steel wind sculptures by Lyman Whitaker. Experience art in motion as this beautiful collection comes to life with the winds of Sedona.
Enjoy a bit of wine and some appetizers at Lanning, a Bryant Nagel Gallery, which is located just across from the Turquoise Tortoise, a Bryant Nagel Gallery. The works of surrealist oil painter Evgeni Gordiets, and abstract landscape artist Patty Ripley, will be on display. Works from both artists reflect cool waters, which compliments the evening rain Sedona has been receiving.
The Gallery of Ascending Spirit: A Honshin Fine Art Gallery will be celebrating the energy of connectivity, and demonstrating how this connectivity through symbols, color and poetry come together. Through harmonizing energies of joy, art presented by Honshin will be the feature for the evening. The event is catered for all who attend.
The ALT Gallery in West Sedona will be featuring walls full of estate art which aren’t to be missed. From Native American works, to southwest landscapes. Aim to experience vibes of the southwest by this unique and fun space.
Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village will be a center hub for 1st Friday in the Galleries. Eight Sedona Gallery Association establishments within the space will be hopping with locals and visitors alike. Stroll through beautifully landscaped corridors of Tlaquepaque and enjoy a true southwest evening.
Also focused on summer evenings in the southwest, Mountain Trails Gallery celebrates the bounty of summer with its annual “Summer Group Painting Show”. The show opens with a 1st Friday reception featuring guest artist Christie Palmer, known for her contemporary fusion of landscape and abstract acrylic paintings on paper.
The temperatures aren’t the only thing sizzling in Sedona this summer. The Art at Rowe Fine Art Gallery is on fire! Visit the gallery during its summer show and see what their artists have been creating for this event. Wine and appetizers will be served and the artists are eager to connect with all who attend.
For more information on the Sedona Gallery Association and 1st Friday in the Galleries, call: 928-862-4440 or visit www.Sedona GalleryAssociation.com where you can find a map to all locations.