Try Something New During Your Vacation in Sedona, Arizona!

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Save Money on Fly Fishing and Lodging at the Inn of Sedona

Sedona Flyfishing adventures header 1a Try Something New During  Your Vacation in Sedona, Arizona!Looking for a little something new to try on your next vacation to the red rocks of Sedona? How about learning the art of fly fishing. Yep, you heard me correctly, there is water in Arizona and some really good fly fishing in Oak Creek Canyon! Oak Creek yields great fishing year round with Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout in its pristine pools. Sound good? Well let’s give you a little more motivation to cast, our Sedona hotel is offering a special package that includes a discounted room rate at the Inn of Sedona along with a morning of casting for 2 Adults with the licensed guides from Sedona Fly Fishing Adventures! Bring your camera and your Arizona fishing license and Sedona Fly Fishing Adventures will bring the poles and expertise. So what are you waiting for, book your Sedona Castaway Package today!

Sedona Castaway Package

  • Fly Fishing.JPG 2 Try Something New During  Your Vacation in Sedona, Arizona!1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona, with additional nights available at a great rate!
  • A morning of casting for 2 Adults, includes instruction, does NOT include fishing licenses, which can be purchased on line at the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
  • Package is priced for 2 people – Call Concierge for additional anglers
  • Your expert guides will pick you up at the hotel
  • Full Hot Breakfast Buffet each morning
  • To book this package click here
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Sedona Plein Air Festival Kicks off this Weekend

Main Street Pain Out Kicks off Festival

October 18th, 2014

2014 Sedona Plein Sedona Plein Air Festival Kicks off this WeekendWhat a perfect weekend to visit Sedona, Arizona and to welcome the 30 very talented artists participating in the Sedona Plein Air Festival. The weather forecast for this weekend is looking good with a high of 82 on Saturday and 79 on Sunday. We do want to remind everyone that the night time and early morning temps are chilly so we advise packing a light jacket if you are visiting us this weekend.

The Main Street Paint Out will kick of this years festival on Saturday, October 18th. This event give you a chance to see the artist at work while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Sedona. You will find the artists at work all along uptown Sedona on both sides of 89A starting at 1:00 pm. Then at 4:00 pm, in front of the Sedona Arts Gallery you will be able to purchase the artists creations and awards will be presented by Guerrilla Painter and Gamblin Oils. The Opening reception will be taking place at the Art Barn from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Each artist brings 6 completed paintings from their own region to display in the Sedona Arts Center’s Special Exhibition Gallery and adjoining Theatre Studio. These works will be for sale throughout the week. Artists will periodically rehang their space with new work created during their stay that will be designated with a “Wet Paint” sticker beside it. The exhibition event is thus constantly evolving and open 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. daily throughout the week.

There will be many events, workshops and presentations taking place throughout the week, please visit the Sedona Plein Air Festival website for more information, an up to date listing of events and to purchase tickets to special events during the festival. Have a wonderful week and enjoy the talented artists who make this event possible.

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tight building IMG 99091 Sedona Plein Air Festival Kicks off this WeekendA visit to Sedona can be anything you want to make it. Whether you’re interested in ancient cultures or hiking, wild animals or off road adventure, Sedona has something to offer. To save our guests time and money we’ve put together several great packages that make it easy to plan that Sedona getaway. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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Old West Fest at the Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood, AZ

Blazin’ M Ranch Celebrates 20 Years!

October 18th, 2014

OLD WEST FEST POSTER 768x1024 Old West Fest at the Blazin M Ranch in Cottonwood, AZThe Blazin’ M Ranch located in Cottonwood, AZ invites you to enjoy an afternoon of family fun as they celebrate 20 years with an Old West Fest! The Fest runs from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm and is jammed packed with good old-fashioned family fun including cowboy music, roping lessons, child friendly carnival games, potato sack races, a tractor pull and more! The Fest is free and open to the public and lunch will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to the Buena Vista Children’s Services, who will also be assisting the staff of the Blazin’ M Ranch! For more information on this Verde Valley event please visit the Blazin’ M Ranch website. The Blazin M Ranch is located 30 minutes from Sedona at 1875 Mabery Ranch Rd in Cottonwood, AZ. (See Map Below)

More about the Blazin’ M Ranch

Though Blazin’ M is only open 150 days per year on average, nearly a million people have enjoyed this family-friendly western village and dinner show. Before the show, guests can enjoy the museum, saloon and activities ranging from target shooting, to shopping to old-time photography. Situated on the banks of the Verde River behind a rustic ranch fence, the Blazin’ M Ranch welcomes visitors from as far away as China and as nearby as their Old Town neighborhood to enjoy dinner and see the show. With its beautiful and unique setting inside Dead Horse Ranch State Park, along with the recreated Old West town, the 9-acre ranch feels like a step back in time, yet situated within a mile off Main Street in Cottonwood.

Directions from the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona to the Blazin’ M Ranch

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tight building IMG 99091 Old West Fest at the Blazin M Ranch in Cottonwood, AZVisit Sedona, Arizona this fall and enjoy the cooler weather and the brilliant changing of colors in Oak Creek Canyon. This is the perfect time of year for hiking, biking and tours in the Verde Valley. To save our guests time and money we’ve put together several great packages that make it easy to plan that Sedona getaway. Please note that the fall season brings many people to the red rocks, you will want to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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Experience Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, AZ

Out of Africa Wildlife Park Sedona Vacation Package

1956675 658260454210790 288212157 o Experience Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, AZWhat? You haven’t visited the wonderful wildlife and staff at Out of Africa Wildlife Park? Really? You haven’t given giraffe treats to Kibo or received wonderful giraffe kisses? You haven’t met the Ostrich “Chili-Pepper”, who has full reign of the Serengeti preserve, or seen the African lion Lazarus whose ferocious roar displays his dominance and his desire to impress the three lion girls next door? You haven’t even experienced the awe and wonder of the big cats playing in the pool during “Tiger Splash”? Wow, are you missing out! Let’s change that! It’s fall and the weather is beautiful in the Verde Valley. Now is the time to take advantage of one of our most popular Sedona Vacation Package that includes a discounted rate for lodging at our Sedona hotel and two tickets to see all the wonderful wildlife above, including “Jericho” (Southern White Rhinoceros), at Out of Africa Wildlife Park!

Our Out of Africa Adventure Sedona Vacation Package

As you can tell we are really big fans of Out of Africa Wildlife park, which is why we are so proud to be able to offer you this Sedona Vacation Package! If you would like to see some of our pictures of Out of Africa Wildlife Park click here.

  • 200 animals3 Experience Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, AZ1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona, with additional nights available at a great rate!
  • Two Adult Tickets to Out of Africa Wildlife Park
  • FREE Full Hot Breakfast
  • All Packages are priced for Two Adults. Please call concierge at 800.292.6344 for children or extra adults.
  • Additional nights available at prevailing rates without amenities of the package
  • And as always when you stay at the Inn of Sedona you will be treated to unbeatable views of Sedona’s Red Rocks from our terraced promenade decks. Enjoy early morning sunrises, spectacular sunsets and of course, memorable moonlit nights.
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General Admission Includes: African Bush Safari, The Wildlife Preserve, Tiger Splash, The Wonders of Wildlife Show, The Giant Snake Show, Predator Feed

For those of you who may not know, Out of Africa Wildlife Park is not a zoo, it is a place like no other, were you can see hundreds of animals from all over the world in their natural habitat along with wonderful and exciting educational attractions that get you up close and learning about the wonderful animals that live there. Out of Africa is known for their commitment to wildlife and serves as a safe haven for the animals they have rescued over the years.

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Sedona Arts Festival this Weekend in the Red Rocks!

2014 Sedona Arts Festival

October 11th and 12th, 2014

Sedona Arts Festival Sedona Arts Festival this Weekend in the Red Rocks!The much anticipated 2014 Sedona Arts Festival will be taking place this coming weekend October 11th – 12th, at the Sedona Red Rock High School. The Sedona Arts Festival has become a premiere, destination arts festival, known for the quality of art and first class treatment of both its artists and attendees. 125 artists from across the United States will be showcasing their exquisite work against Sedona’s stunning red rock backdrop.

Enjoy a wide variety of artistic creations in Ceramics, Mixed Media, Fiber Art, Glass, Photography, Drawing and much more! There is also a popular KidZone, where children have a blast creating their own masterpiece while you shop! And if you are a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona our Complimentary”About Town” Sedona Shuttle will be more than happy to drop you off at the festival and pick you up when you are ready to return.

The 2014 Guest Gallery Featured International Artist Porfirio Gutierrez

Porfirio Gutierrez 2 Sedona Arts Festival this Weekend in the Red Rocks!The Mexican Village of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, gave Porfirio Gutierrez his start in life. Porfirio, in turn, is determined to give Teotitlan its future. As the center of Zapotec culture and weaving traditions, Teotitlan produces many of the hand loomed wool goods commonly associated with Mexican exports. While the tourist industry supports weavers in the village, it is also the source of environmental and economic conflicts that keep the community from advancing its health and well-being.

With an eye to the future and roots firmly in the past, Porfirio is blending Zapotec-inspired patterns with his eco-conscious sensibility, producing striking tapestries and other fine weavings. The range of styles he achieves in his work brings new meaning to the idea of organic design: both his materials and his methods have evolved to blend effortlessly with contemporary California style…Read More about this artist by visiting the Sedona Arts Festival Website.

For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Sedona Arts Festival.Ticket prices at the gate are: Adults $10, Senior/Students: $9, Children 12 and under are FREE. Entry Fee supports the Sedona Arts Festival’s Scholarship and Arts Education Programs.

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Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Plein Air Festival
Special Rate is available for stays from October 17th through October 26th, 2014

Sedona Plein Air Festival Sedona Arts Festival this Weekend in the Red Rocks!Stay with us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the 2014 Sedona Plein Air Festival and save up to $40 dollars a night! Enjoy great views from the award winning terraced decks, free hot breakfast every morning and use of our Complimentary “About Town” shuttle available to all of our guest. And you can also pick your room type! This week long festival takes place from October 18th – 25th, 2014. All you have to do to take advantage of this special is call our hotel directly at 928.282.3072 and ask for the “Plein Air Festival Rate” to make your reservations. It’s that easy!

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Step Up Your “Wing” Game with Chef Christopher Dobrowolski

Schoolhouse Journals October 2014

By Chef Christopher Dobrowolski

Christopher Dobrowolski Step Up Your Wing Game with Chef Christopher DobrowolskiAhhh… here we are again in the midst of my family’s favorite time of the year. Leaves are changing right along with the weather and in Northern Arizona we are getting our first taste of fall with a slight chill in the air. This month we’re going to talk about a couple of things that have been hot in the food industry and hit close to home at the Schoolhouse.

Upscale comfort food has been growing at an amazing pace. While comfort food itself has been around a long time, chefs are really starting to jazz it up. Mac and cheese just isn’t the same as Mamma made, and there is an ever growing catalog of “what else can we put in it”! At the Schoolhouse we keep it simple by using a little brie and white cheddar and finishing it with some Black Garlic that explodes with Umami (we will discuss this later). Add some five spice braised pot roast and some crispy purple kale and WOW, the flavors explode.

Wings are making a comeback again this year. Chefs are really taking it outside the box. The difference isn’t only with the basic chicken as the wow item, chefs have added duck wings, and yes, pork wings also. Now I know pigs don’t fly, but duck and pork wings are gaining huge ground because of their low cost. You probably won’t see the basic hot, hotter or rip your face off hot, like you did with chicken, since there are so many things you can do with them.

Now to get back to the funny word I used earlier, Umami. You can be mad at your parents and teachers for telling you there were only 4 basic tastes that your taste buds could recognize. Umami is the 5th basic flavor sense your buds recognize and it represents savory taste through glutamate receptors. Umami is naturally found in a number of foods including, shell fish, cured meats, mushrooms, fermented cheeses and some vegetables. Now that you know what it is I’m going to give you a recipe for our Black Garlic~Dr. Pepper Wings so you can experience the true depth of Umami.

Step up your “Wing” Game with Dr. Pepper Black Garlic Wings

Ingredients2Schoolhouse Wings Step Up Your Wing Game with Chef Christopher Dobrowolski

  • 2 Pounds fresh (not ever frozen) Chicken Wings
  • 20oz Dr. Pepper Soda
  • ½ Cup Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Siriracha Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Gluten free Worcestershire
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Black pepper
  • I Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • I Sassafras Stick
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Garlic Puree (Amazon)

Directions
Combine Worcestershire, Ketchup, sriracha, Dr. Pepper, Fresh garlic, black pepper, paprika, sassafras stick, and black garlic puree. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer sauce, stirring occasionally, until it’s thick, about 30-40 minutes. Set sauce aside while you prepare wings. Fry wings at 350 degrees until they are golden brown and cooked through, 10-12 minutes. Drain wings on a few paper towels and then toss wings in cola sauce. Serve with napkins!

Thank you for reading my jabber. I look forward to writing November’s Journal so I can give you a “recipe for success” for your Turkey Day!

Best regards, Chris Dobrowolski, Schoolhouse Restaurant

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2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park

Guided Moonlight Hike, Geology Hike, Bird Walks and Watercolor Class

Sedona Moon.jpg2  2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkAutumn has arrived in Sedona, Arizona! Oak Creek Canyon is now open, cooler weather and crisp blue skies greet our visitors and Red Rock State Park is in full fall swing offering both their Guided Moonlight Hike and Geology Hike in October. And of course, they will still be offering their Bird Walks and Nature Hikes. Cathy Stedman will also be at the park for the first day of a workshop series on the basics of watercolor painting.

Red Rock State Park – Guided Moonlight Hike
October 8th, 2014Moonlight hike 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State Park (5:00 pm)
The Moonlight Hike is among the most popular interpretive hikes at the Park. Led by a naturalist, it gives hikers the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moon rise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon, while also having the chance to learn about Sedona and its surrounding areas.The hike lasts two to 2 1/2 hours and covers a distance of approximately two miles. Reservations are required, please call 928.282.6907 to reserve your spot. A $5.00 reservation fee is required as well as an entry fee upon arrival. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

Sedona Guided Geology Hike
October 12th, 2014 (1:00 pm)
Red Rock State Park 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkJoin Red Rock State Park’s knowledgeable volunteers as they venture out on their trails and discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. Red Rock State Park is located at the base of the Mogollon Rim, the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. Over millions of years of erosion the rim has receded over four miles leaving behind the picturesque features of Sedona. This is an interpretive experience for both the beginner and experienced hiker, lasting between 2-2 ½ hours and an elevation gain of 250 feet. Please bring water and wear suitable footwear. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Intermediate Watercolor Class
Water color 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkOctober 18th, 2014 (10:00am – 2:00 pm)
Join Sedona watercolor artist Cathy Stedman for a 4 hour watercolor class at Red Rock State Park. Course costs $50 per person per workshop, with an intimate class size of only 12 students. Course fee includes park admission, all art materials, and instruction. Each day’s workshop will feature a theme (Red Rocks, Fall Colors). Please register early: registration is first come, first served. To register please call 928 282.6907. For more information please visit Red Rock State Park. There will be another class available on November 15th, 2014.

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Guided Bird Walk
Red Rock State Park 2 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkEvery Wednesday and Saturday Morning (8:00 am)
Meet up with other bird lovers at the visitors center at 7:00 am and enjoy a leisurely stroll through one of the most popular parks in Northern Arizona . Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars. A limited number are available for loan from the Park. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Daily Nature Walk
Nature walks 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkEvery Day at 10:00 am
you can join a naturalist for a guided nature walk of one and a half to two hours. You will be introduced to the riparian ecosystem of Oak Creek and other aspects of the Park. Some of the subjects that may be discussed include plants, wildlife, geology, history, and archaeology. For more information on this Sedona hike please visit Red Rock State Park.

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Grand Canyon Experience Tour (Pink Jeep Adventure)

  • 1 Night at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona,
    with additional nights available at a great rate!
  • Save 20% on the package
  • Save up to 15% on additional nights
  • Grand Canyon 2014 October Hikes and Events at Red Rock State ParkThis Pink Jeep Tour is both educational and entertaining on this day-long adventure in a world famous Pink Jeep Luxury coach. Visit the most spectacular of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon! Marvel at the majestic vista from several vantage points along the South Rim. Departure from and return to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn of Sedona.
  • Free Full Hot Breakfast Daily
  • Package is priced for two adults. Please call our concierge at 800.282.6344 to add children or extra adults.
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Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZ

Enjoy these Fall Festivals and Celebrations this Weekend in the Verde Valley!

Fall Fest at Slide Rock, Ales on Rails, Clarktoberfest, and Sedona Book Festival

Sedona AZ.jpg2  Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZWow, the weather forecast for Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley is looking great for this weekend. To accompany the great weather “Ales on Rails” at the Verde Canyon Railroad, “Fall Fest” at Slide Rock State Park, and the Clarktoberfest all take place this weekend as well! For all you avid readers and inspiring authors the Sedona Book Festival will also be taking place. See below for more information on these highlighted festivals and events, if you would like to see all the fun things to do in Sedona and the Verde Valley please visit our Events Page for Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley! Have a great weekend!

Fall Fest at Slide Rock State Park
October 4th, 2014 (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)Fall Fest 21 Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZ
Don’t miss the Annual Fall Fest at Slide Rock State Park! The Park’s history comes alive as it celebrates ‘Homecoming at the Homestead’ with the original apple sorting machine in action, along with talks, live music, demonstrations and exhibits in the 1932 apple packing shed. Featuring the annual bake sale and silent action. Your state park entry fee gets you into this event. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Slide Rock State Park.

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Ales on Rails at the Verde Canyon Railroad - Clarkdale, AZ
October 2nd – 5th, 2014 (Starting at 11:00 am)
ales1 Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZDon’t miss “Ales on Rails” every Thursday through Sunday in October at the Verde Canyon Railroad. The fun starts at the depot on those day at 11:00 am! Even the railroads beer, brats, sauerkraut, pretzels and strudels are dancing the polka. Of course it wouldn’t be a true German celebration without a wide selection of flavorful beers and once again Verde Canyon Railroad delivers the finest. They showcase local rich-crafted ales, lagers, porters and stouts; an array of flavors to match the pageantry of color that awaits in the Canyon. For more information on this event or to purchase tickets aboard the train that departs at 1:00 pm please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad.

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Clarktoberfest – Clarkdale, AZ
Clarktoberfest Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZOctober 4th, 2014 (12:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Clarkdale’s Entertainment District will be hoppin’ on Saturday!, Main Street will be blocked off in the Historic Business District between 9th and 10th Street. A beer garden, wine area, food, arts and crafts booths, live music will make this a day-long destination for locals and visitors alike. Featured entertainment: Izzies, Janice Paul Combo and Cooper State Collective.

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2014 Sedona Book Festival
October 4th, 2014 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
sedonabookfestival Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZThe 2014 Sedona Book Festival will be held at the Sedona Elks Lodge, says Joe Neri, founder and organizer of this popular annual event to celebrate books and reading, and sponsored by The Well red Coyote bookstore. As in previous years, the Festival will be an all-day event, featuring local and regional authors, publishers, organizations and others affiliated with books and reading. There will also be author presentations throughout the day. For more information please visit The Well Red Coyote.

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tight building IMG 99091 Weekend of Festivals and Fun in the Verde Valley, AZVisit Sedona, Arizona this fall and enjoy the cooler weather and the brilliant changing of colors in Oak Creek Canyon. This is the perfect time of year for hiking, biking and tours in the Verde Valley. To save our guests time and money we’ve put together several great packages that make it easy to plan that Sedona getaway. Please note that the fall season brings many people to the red rocks, you will want to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome

Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour and Jerome Art Walk

October 3rd and 4th, 2014

First Friday Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome

The beautiful blue skies and cooler weather of Autumn have arrived in Sedona, Arizona along with some very cool art exhibitions taking place this coming Friday, October 3rd, during Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour and on October 4th at the Jerome Art Walk. This is one weekend in the red rocks you don’t want to miss!

Below you will find a few of the exhibits and receptions taking place during Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour, to see a full listing of participating galleries please visit the Sedona Gallery Association on Facebook. For your convenience, the Sedona Trolley provides free transportation to venture from art gallery to art gallery. If you are staying at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona, we also offer our guest free shuttle service to uptown Sedona and the Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village. All of the exhibits and artist receptions for 1st Friday run from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Sedona’s 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries Exhibits
October 3rd, 2014

Sedona Arts Center
“3Ds: Diverse, Dimensional & Dramatic”Sedona Arts Center Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome
The Sedona Arts Center is pleased to present there October exhibit “3Ds: Diverse, Dimensional & Dramatic”. Experience diverse media, dimensional wall and pedestal art as well as dramatic creations by Dennis Ott (Ceramics), Joanne Hiscox (Mixed media/Glass) Shirley Eichten Albrecht (Fiber/Sculpture), Shermane Frei (Fine Crafts), Dee Durkee (Fiber Vessels) and Sue Horine (Jewelry). For more information please visit the Sedona Arts Center.

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Goldenstein Gallery
“10th Annual Cowboys and Indians Show”
Goldenstein Gallery Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and JeromeJoin the Goldenstein Gallery for their very popular “Cowboys and Indians Show”. This highly anticipated celebration of the American West has received international acclaim including being featured multiple years in the prestigious Cowboys and Indians Magazine. Showcasing internationally renowned contemporary Native American and Western Artists, it is deeply rooted in tradition yet flourishes with new innovative styles that capture the imaginations of today. For more information please visit the Goldenstein Gallery on Facebook.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
“Stories in Stone” at Rowe GalleryKen Rowe Gallery Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome
Don’t miss “Stories in Stone” at Rowe Gallery! Native American stone sculptor Alvin Marshall presents his continuing story – preserving the heritage of Navajo people and culture. His speaking stones share Navajo traditions and lore – translated through artist and stone. Experience Navajo ‘beauty way’ as Marshall reveals the stories in his sculptures. The gallery is located in Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village under the bell tower in Patio de las Campanas. For more information please visit the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
The Colors of Autumn at Mountain Trails Gallery
Mountain Trails Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and JeromeMountain Trails Gallery located in the beautiful Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village celebrates “The Colors of Autumn”! Colorful and vibrant paintings by the gallery’s award-winning landscape and still-life painters will be on exhibition. Throughout Sedona and Red Rock County during October, a selection of these artists will be participating in workshops, painting demonstrations, and the 10th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival, so opportunities to meet artists and watch them as they create new works of art will be abundant. For more information on this event please visit the Mountain Trails Gallery.

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Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
“Tradition: John MacLeod and Escalante Rugs”"
Turquoise Gallery Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and JeromeThis new October exhibition highlights both John MacLeod’s magnificent recreations of ceremonial Native American war shirts and Escalante’s impressive selection of hand-woven rugs and pillows from top Zapotec Indian weavers. John MacLeod, will be at the exhibition’s opening to meet visitors and describe his traditional techniques and inspiration. For more information please visit the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery.

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Lanning Gallery
“Brilliant Hues: Randi Solin Glass & Mark Gould Paintings”Lanning Gallery Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and Jerome
Color and more color are the defining characteristics of this October exhibition at the Lanning Gallery! Two award-winning artists are celebrated in this colorful exhibition Randi Solin (Glass) & Mark Gould “Paintings”. Both artists are coming to town to attend the opening artists’ reception. For more information on this Sedona event please visit the Lanning Gallery.

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Jerome Art Walk
Arizona’s Art Destination
Jerome Art Walk1 Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and JeromeOctoberr 4th, 2014 (5:00 pm – 8:00pm)
Twenty-five galleries and studios will be welcoming visitors with beautiful art, music and refreshments. From blown glass to lovely jewelry, there is a treasure to be found for everyone! From the working studios of The Old Jerome High School to the lovely pottery of Made in Jerome, the true handmade Jerome touch is everywhere. A free shuttle runs throughout the town during the event. For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

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tight building IMG 99091 Special Art Exhibitions this Weekend in Sedona and JeromeVisit Sedona, Arizona this fall and enjoy the cooler weather and the brilliant changing of colors in Oak Creek Canyon. This is the perfect time of year for hiking, biking and tours in the Verde Valley. To save our guests time and money we’ve put together several great packages that make it easy to plan that Sedona getaway. Please note that the fall season brings many people to the red rocks, you will want to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. To learn more about our Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona

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Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Plein Air Festival

Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Plein Air Festival

Special Rate is available for stays from October 17th through October 26th, 2014

Sedona Plein Air Festival Special Lodging Rates During the Sedona Plein Air FestivalStay with us at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the 2014 Sedona Plein Air Festival and save up to $40 dollars a night! Enjoy great views from the award winning terraced decks, free hot breakfast every morning and use of our Complimentary “About Town” shuttle available to all of our guest. And you can also pick your room type! This week long festival takes place from October 18th – 25th, 2014. All you have to do to take advantage of this special is call our hotel directly at 928.282.3072 and ask for the “Plein Air Festival Rate” to make your reservations. It’s that easy!

10th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival
October 18th – 25th, 2014
Plein Air Festival is a celebration of Sedona’s extraordinary beauty as seen through the eyes of 30 of the finest plein air painters in the country. The week long festival will feature these painters all over town,on the streets, trail-heads, creeks and vistas, capturing the beauty of the Sedona area on canvas. “En pleinair,” French for “in the open air,” is a spontaneous art form with artists creating outdoors, responding to the immediacy of the moment and reflecting the excitement of the changing light, weather conditions and deepening shadows on canvas. For more information visit Sedona Plein Air Festival.

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