Wed, May 22

Sedona Gallery Association hosts 1st Friday tour
Sedona Trolley offers continuous loops to all locations

Sedona's finest art galleries invite you to enjoy an evening of openings, special guests, artists receptions and celebrations at their monthly 1st Friday Gallery Tour on April 2, 5-8 p.m

All guests are welcome to attend the First Friday Artwalk free of charge and enjoy the Sedona Trolley, which does continuous loops to all locations. Some of April's highlights include:

El Prado Gallery presents "Elemental Creativity" highlighting artist Jeff Ham. His figurative work is full of movement -- dancing brush strokes jump the image across the canvas. Unexpected color combinations ignite in a swirl to bring life to his landscapes.  

Experience Jeff's creative energy during the Friday reception and Saturday's artist demonstration in the garden where he will create a new painting.

Goldenstein Gallery in uptown Sedona kicks off their second annual series "The Profound Palette" which explores in depth both the art and the artists behind their work with changing exhibitions and free talks by master artists. In April artists Gloria Rothrock, Jill Anderson and Jourdan Dern are featured. These artist are masters at pushing the edge with line form and color. There will be delicious wine and live music.

Kinion Fine Art and the Sedona Art Vault Kinion Fine Art Vault celebrates Jim Meissner Oil Painter.  Jim shows nationwide,and has won numerous awards including an ADDY. His vibrent colors create unique perspective landscapes as well as exploding  florals of Arizona native plants.

Lanning Gallery presents "Johnathan Harris: The Sum of Color." Harris introduces viewers to his latest paintings, full of unrestrained color, capturing Realism then departing just enough to capture the artist's full emotions.

Lark Art invites you to join us as we celebrate "Man's Best Friend ... The Endearing Dog Paintings of Ally Sulpy." As an MFA student at Indiana University, Ally often painted dogs to hone her painting skills.  These fabulous and affordable pieces are the outcome. Seldom is art of this quality offered so reasonably.  

Gallery of Modern Masters Gallery of Modern Masters and Stakes and Sticks of Los Abrigados are hosting an artist reception to honor famed Dutch glass artist Peter Bremers on April 2, 5-8 p.m., during the First Friday Gallery Tour in Sedona. Peter will be debuting his new glass pieces just imported from Holland. Hollywood author Joe McNeill will also be present to debut and sign his new book" Arizona's Little Hollywood." Live music by local soloist Nick Gioello.

Mountain Trails Gallery are proud to represent one of the West's leading female sculptors. Susan Kliewer has won multiple awards for her many bronze sculptures over the years, most recently The "Best in Show- Olaf Wieghorst Award" at the Mountain Oyster Show in Tucson. Meet the artist daily as she creates her bronzes in the gallery and at a special reception in her honor on Friday, April 2nd from 5-8 p.m. SGA

Sedona Arts Center opens the Arts Centers' exciting, new exhibit, Enamorado del Sud Oeste (In Love with the Southwest), which runs through May 5th.  Everyone will fall in love with the magnificent colors and cultural beauty of the Southwest as depicted in the works of six talented, local artists:  Gretchen Lopez (Oil), Jeannette Tuscher (Ceramics), Chris Navarro (Sculpture), Polly Cullen (Pastel), Julie Ronning Talbot (Watercolor), and Nancy Bihler (Jewelry).

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery offers "Cactus & Cowboys: The Art of William Spencer, III" welcoming the artist and showcasing the rich, warm tones; surrealist elements; and Southwest icons that make up his unique paintings.

A whirlwind of mesmerizing talent, intoxicating images and entertainment, the Sedona Gallery Association tour is one of Sedona's "things to see."

Recently Sedona was named the "Number Three Small Town Art Destination" by American Style Magazine. Sedona has been in the top three small town destinations for the past three years.

For more information on the Sedona Gallery Association, please call Goldenstein Gallery at 928-204-1765 or visit where you can find a complete listing of galleries and a printable map to all locations.