Art and Celebration in Sedona, Arizona this Weekend!

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1st Friday Evening in the Galleries 05/03/13
Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Tlaquepaque 05/04/13
Jerome Art Walk 05/04/13

Visit Sedona, Arizona this weekend and enjoy the creations of talented artists at Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour on May 3rd, 2013 and the Jerome Art Walk on Saturday, May 4th! The very popular Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Tlaquepaque will also be taking place on May 4th.

The Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour receptions and exhibits give locals and Sedona visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while beginning their weekends with an exploration of Sedona’s exciting art scene and in many cases meeting the artist themselves.

Below you will find a few of the exhibits and receptions taking place during the First Friday Gallery Tour, to see a full listing of participating galleries please visit the Sedona Gallery Association. For your convenience, the Sedona Trolley provides free transportation to venture from art gallery to art gallery. 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

Goldenstein Gallery
“The Inside Outside Show”
Join the Goldenstein Gallery for the opening reception of “The Inside Outside Show” during the Sedona Gallery Association Tour at their uptown location. This stunning exhibition celebrates the astonishing power that art has to transform the atmosphere of our surrounding environment. Painters Patricia Griffin and Rafe Terry, and Cheston Trammel, Mike Medow and Dwayne Cranford are among the artists represented in this dazzling show.For more information please visit the Goldenstein Gallery.

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Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
“Metal”morphosis: The Beauty of Bronze at Rowe Fine Art Gallery
For art collectors, watching a piece of sculpture evolve from clay to bronze is pure magic, but collectors might not realize that it’s just as exciting for the artist. Rowe Fine Art Gallery will devote an entire evening to this magic with “Metal” morphosis: The Beauty of Bronze on. The show features two new works from sculptor and gallery owner Ken Rowe. It is part of the Sedona Gallery Association’s 1st Friday Gallery Tour. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

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Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
Tony Abeyta: A Solo Exhibition
Visitors and art collectors can enjoy a rare treat as renowned Contemporary artist Tony Abeyta returns to Sedona for our “1st Friday Gallery Tour” in May. The solo exhibition will unveil many new pieces.Those familiar with Abeyta’s work will not be surprised to learn that the exhibition falls just a few weeks prior to the artist receiving an honorary doctorate degree from Santa Fe’s Institute of American Indian Arts. Visitors are welcome to stop in and meet Tony Abeyta, to ask questions, acquire art that is truly significant and enjoy the reception.. For more information please visit the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery.


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Mountain Trails Gallery
Tlaquepaque Arts and Craft Village
Master Impressionistic Painter Betty Carr
Mountain Trails Galleries is honored to present master impressionistic painter Betty Carr in a one-person exhibition of her latest work. Betty Carr is known for her confident and energetic brush stroke, full-of-life subject matter, vibrant color pallet, and lyrical passages of light and shadow in her still life and landscape paintings from the West. This show will emphasize the dramatic movement of light as it sweeps across and strikes her subjects. Mountain Trails is located in the beautiful Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village in Sedona. For more information on this Sedona event please visit Mountain Trails Gallery.

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Lanning Gallery
Gerald Moore:Re-creation
Lanning Gallery’s exciting Spring Season is in full swing bringing visits to the gallery by notable national artists. This month multiple-award-winning Expressive Realist painter Gerald C. Moore introduces numerous new works.Moore’s tremendous commitment of his vision and skills has been honored repeatedly with top awards at prestigious juried, and often double-juried, exhibitions. See Moore’s page on this website for details on many of his 2012 and 2013 awards. Stop by Lanning Gallery and meet Gerald Moore on opening night. “Gerald Moore: Re‑creation” runs through May 12th. For more information please visit the Lanning Gallery.

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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Tlaquepaque
May 4th, 2013
Immerse yourself in a colorful Fiesta saluting a rich heritage at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. Enjoy the festivities while cheering and whistling to the music of mariachi musicians, clapping to the steps of folklórico dancers and savoring traditional Mexican foods at Tlaquepaque’s famed El Rincon Restaurante. To see a full listing of entertainment for this Sedona event please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. If you are a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona we will be happy to drop you off at the village in our complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle.

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Jerome Art Walk
Arizona’s Art Destination
May 4th,  2013
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The monthly tradition of Jerome First Saturday Art Walk has taken root and will blossom once again this spring with new artists and studios as well as Jerome’s exciting and well-known galleries. Stroll the mountain town or take the free shuttle for an evening of art, live music, food and delightful conversation.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!To learn more about this event please visit the Jerome Art Walk.


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