October Brings Art to Sedona

Fall not only brings about a plethora of color and changing landscapes to Sedona, but a variety of festivals and fun as well! Reserve your room today at El Portal Sedona Hotel for any one of these wonderful events!

October 13-14, 2018 is the Sedona Arts Festival. Held on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School, this is a favorite in the Southwest. The festival showcases 126 juried artists, the Gourmet Gallery, an international guest artist, and KidZone, as well as great music, food, and raffle prizes. Admission supports arts education in the Sedona community. Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Soup and Salad by Sharon Upp

October 13-20, 2018 is the Sedona Plein Air Festival. Come, get creative, experience over two dozen master painters in action – making their art here in Sedona. Celebrate creativity, enjoy receptions, exhibitions, lectures, and opportunities to collect your next masterpiece. The 14th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival is a week-long celebration of extraordinary landscapes, world-renowned artists, unique workshops, and wonderful free events.

Photo credit Kelli Klymenko & @VisitSedona – Plein Air Festival Artists

Late October brings an old-fashioned arts and crafts show, the Fall Arts and Crafts Show.  All items are hand-made. Many of the artists or craftsmen only do this show or just a few other shows making their items unique and special. Do some holiday shopping, enjoy the homebaked goodies, and more! October 27,  9:00 am – 3:00 pm, at the Sedona Heritage Museum, admission is free. 

October 26-28 don’t Miss the Sedona Fall Open Studios Tour! On October 26-28 enjoy a free, self-guided event celebrating the arts in the greater Verde Valley that runs from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily. 

El Portal Sedona Hotel, a AAA Four Diamond Hotel, is dedicated to providing an extraordinary lodging experience for guests and their pets in unpretentious luxury.  The boutique hotel was designed and built with pets’ needs in mind with tile and wood flooring throughout; while at the same time offering guests the best in modern amenities and unparalleled concierge services for the Sedona area. Reserve your Sedona accommodations at 1.800.313.0017 or online.

El Portal Sedona Hotel

The private courtyard at El Portal Sedona Hotel