1st Friday means it's gallery tour time in Sedona
Sedona's finest art galleries invite you to enjoy a special evening of openings, special guests, artist receptions and celebrations at their monthly 1st Friday in the Galleries Tour on Friday, Aug. 5, 5-8 p.m.
All guests are welcome to attend free of charge and ride the Sedona Trolley, which does continuous loops to the Gallery Row & Uptown locations. West Sedona locations, Goldenstein Gallery and Greg Lawson's Passion for Place, are not served by the Trolley.
Highlights of this month's events include:
Meet world peace artist, philosopher and gallery owner, Andrea Smith, who will be signing copies of her new coloring book, based on a Course in Miracles. Purchase your copy at Andrea Smith Gallery
Goldenstein Gallery in West Sedona kicks off Friends of a Feather. Enjoy inspired works in a variety of styles by gallery artists including Mike Medow, Patricia Griffin, Jourdan Dern, Liz Wolf, Jacqueline Jackson, LauRha Frankfort, and acclaimed visiting artist Lucius Upshaw. Special musical guest Adam Smith.
Gallery of Modern Masters showcases Hawaiian artist Jack Norby desire is to make metal etching art that not only comes alive with its three dimensional aspect, he wants it to be contemporary and inspirational as well as exquisitely elegant in any surrounding. There will be an artist's presentation at 6:30 p.m.
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service this month, Greg Lawson Galleries in West Sedona is hosting a Centennial Celebration art show featuring some of America's historic sites and most treasured and iconic landscapes found within our National Parks.
Visitors will have the opportunity to view classic and never-before-seen releases at Arizona's largest exclusive image gallery.
Honshin Fine Art presents Looking Into the Heart of Deep Space: Embracing the Stars" a show that explores our ancient connection to the cosmos as expressed through the artwork of Nicholas Kirsten-Honshin and other gallery artists A special multi media edition of "Poetry on the Porch" at 7:30 featuring an improvisational blend of the poetry of Nicholas Kirsten Honshin with the sitar music of Renick Turley.
James Ratliff Gallery presents "Look but ask before touching ... texture in Art." The multi layered paintings of artists Lelija Roy, Bruce Marion and Francine Markoe will be featured.
Lanning Gallery opens Art Furniture by Sticks to revel in the engaging colors, fanciful designs and stellar hand-craftsmanship of this highly regarded collaboration of artists. Tables, benches, mirrors, Lazy Susans and more. Through Aug. 14.
Lark Art celebrates the enchanting carvings of Hector Rascon in the exhibit From the Branch of a Cottonwood Tree. With Hector's skillful touch . . . angels, saints and animals emerge. Please stop in to preview Hector's newest creations.
Mountain Trails Gallery at Tlaquepaque presents Summer Group Show II featuring paintings by more than 40 artists expressing the beauty of the Western landscape including Sedona and the Grand Canyon,
Red View Gallery, Sedona's newest fine art gallery is proud to present Georgia O'Keeffe, R. C. Gorman, Frank Howell, Amado Peña and others. This is a must see destination for those in love with the Southwest.
It's a celebration of paintings and summer's renewing rains tonight at Rowe Fine Art Gallery during Monsoon Madness. Enjoy light refreshments and new works by Larisa Aukon, Julie T. Chapman, Dane Chinnock, Kim Diment, Jen Farnsworth, Vince Fazio, Lynn Heil, Sue Krzyston, John Poon, John Rasberry and Gabor Svagrik.
Sedona Arts Center's exhibition Blowin' In The Wind pays tribute to the special time of year known as monsoon season. Works by over 30 artists will be featured and celebrated.
Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens Summertime Art works that capture the elements of heat, relaxation, nature and play, from a sterling silver Navajo cuff covered in busy ants to sculptures to paintings capturing the season. Through Aug. 14.
For more information on the Sedona Gallery Association please visit www.SedonaGalleryAssociation.com where you can find a complete listing of galleries and a printable map to all locations or you can also find them on Facebook.