Exploring Sedona’s Thriving Art Scene
In addition to its profound natural beauty, the Sedona area is widely known for its vibrant arts and culture scene. From photographers to painters to sculptors and beyond, artists representing a diverse array of mediums draw inspiration from Sedona’s landscapes and display their work at local galleries, events, and exhibits.
If you are seeking to experience the artistic side of Sedona, the options are virtually endless! Here are a few highlights you won’t want to miss:
Sedona Arts Center
As a nonprofit organization that has served as the creative heart of Sedona since 1958, Sedona Arts Center is considered one of Northern Arizona’s most well-established cultural organizations. Representing over 100 local and regional artists, the Center offers year-round classes, exhibitions, and cultural events that enhance the creative life of the Verde Valley.
At its Uptown Sedona gallery, the Center features an ever-changing display of artwork in numerous dimensions and forms, including a rotating special group exhibit. Through the end of March, this exhibit is the 41st Annual Juried Members Exhibition and Sale, the community’s largest and longest-running group exhibition of visual art. Visitors will find everything from drawing and painting to mixed media and digital art to metal, wood, jewelry, and fiber art.
For those interested in cultivating their own artistic abilities, Sedona Arts Center offers numerous classes and workshops, including online learning and field expeditions into Sedona’s magical landscapes. To learn more or register for a class, visit https://sedonaartscenter.org/school-of-the-arts/.
Galleries in Tlaquepaque
Visitors will find a vast array of art galleries throughout Sedona, with virtually every type of medium on display. Many of these galleries are located in Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, just steps away from El Portal. Whether you’re searching for the perfect piece of artwork to take home or simply browsing the shops and galleries, Tlaquepaque provides a one-of-a-kind experience fashioned after a traditional Mexican village, with cobblestone walkways, vine-covered walls, and enchanting architecture.
Sedona Open Studios Tour
One of the most popular art events in the Verde Valley each year is the Sedona Open Studios Tour, for which dozens of local artists open their private studios to the public. Attendees of this free event, which will take place over the weekend of April 22-24 this year, can visit with the artists, gain insight into their creative process, and purchase unique works of art from a wide variety of mediums.
No matter the time of year, art lovers visiting Sedona are sure to enjoy the area’s diverse selection of galleries, exhibits, events and more. Conveniently located in the heart of Sedona, El Portal provides the ideal base for exploring the city’s art scene and everything else the area has to offer. To start planning your stay, call us at 800-313-0017 or book online!
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