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Sedona Gallery Association hosts sizzling First Friday Tour

El Prado’s Creekside garden is the place to be for the “Cool by the Creek” event. Enjoy refreshing drinks, hip music and masterful art on the banks of Oak Creek and cool works of bronze, copper, steel, stone and wood sculptures that capture your imagination and bring inspiration and ingenuity to your home – inside and out.  

El Prado’s Creekside garden is the place to be for the “Cool by the Creek” event. Enjoy refreshing drinks, hip music and masterful art on the banks of Oak Creek and cool works of bronze, copper, steel, stone and wood sculptures that capture your imagination and bring inspiration and ingenuity to your home – inside and out.  

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 Aug. 7, 5-8 p.m.

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

• El Prado's Creekside garden is the place to be for the "Cool by the Creek" event. Enjoy refreshing drinks, hip music and masterful art on the banks of Oak Creek and cool works of bronze, copper, steel, stone and wood sculptures that capture your imagination and bring inspiration and ingenuity to your home - inside and out.  

• Goldenstein Gallery in uptown Sedona will be celebrating "The Color of the Land." This exhibition features the scenic vision of a dynamic group of landscape painters Peter Myerson, Rick Balch, DJ Hershman, and Allen Powell, Patina on Metal artist Lynn Rae Lowe and the spectacular gourds of Romelle Durand.

• James Ratliff Gallery is delighted to feature the paintings of Stephen Hedgepeth and Joseph Bellacera. Hedgepeth paints in oil creating a very impressionistic expression of his subject matter. Bellacera's use the alchemy of color and light to create the experience of seeing something as if for the first time.

• Kinion Fine Art and the Sedona Art Vault present "Patterns of the Season" Artists represented will be Miro FitzGerald, Norma Cox Miller and Roberta Kinion along with master wood turner Shermane Frei. Enjoy wine and refreshments, mingle with some of the area's most exciting artists and witness special creations inspired by our Red Rock landscapes.

• Lanning Gallery celebrates Extraordinary Art Furniture with the spotlight on artist Avner Zabari and on the work of Sticks. Art and functionality combine in each distinctive completely hand-made, hand-painted piece.

• Lark Art delights in presenting "Fresh Impressions of our Feathered Friends. . . New Original Works by Lisa K. Walraven."  Lisa paints her birds with an understanding of each species that has grown out of her years of bird rescue efforts.  Combining her deep feelings for the birds with her profound color sense as an artist results in memorable, uplifting paintings that are also surprisingly affordable.  

Mountain Trails Gallery invites you to meet Arizona still life artist Cat Corcelius on Friday, Aug. 7, at a reception in her honor from 5-8 p.m. Corcelius' paintings reflect the serenity and beauty of everyday things.   Her talents have been recognized by several prestigious art organizations such as Oil Painters of America (OPA), American Plains Artists (APA), and American Women Artist (AWA).  

• Sedona Art Center's Fine Art Gallery presents, Canyon Lands, which reflects the cultural heritage of the Southwest.  Enjoy landscapes captured through a rich blend of oils by David Haskell and Susan Kliewer, plus Susan's bronze sculptures of life among the cowboys and Native Americans; unique ceramic art by Mariann Leahy; and photographs by Richard Daley.  

• Turquoise Tortoise Gallery features the singular work of artist Brian Miller who creates wall hangings with a stunning stained-glass appearance by using a labor-intensive, challenging and utterly unique "cast paper" technique.

• VC GALLERY OF FINE ART celebrates with its annual "Margarita Night" refreshments. The gallery will be showcasing NEW WORKS by exciting national artists , David Kessler and Judy Whitmyre. In addition, the gallery will be holding a drawing for a "Dinner for Two" gift certificate from "The Cowboy Club" or the "Barking Frog" to a lucky patron.

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 in the top three "Small Town Art Destination" by American Style Magazine for the third year.

For more information on the Sedona Gallery Association, please call 928-282-7390 or visit www.SedonaGalleryAssociation.com where you can find a complete listing of galleries and a printable map to all locations. 

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