Sedona, AZ Events: Sedona Arts Festival

Sedona Arts Festival

October 8th – 9th, 2016

Sedona Arts Festival

One of our favorite festivals of the year is upon us! The Sedona Arts Festival kicks off this Saturday at the Sedona Red Rock High School! Why is it one of our favorite’s you ask? It’s simple, 125 artists from across the US will be showcasing their exquisite work in a variety of mediums including Ceramics, Mixed Media, Fiber Art, Glass, Photography, Drawing,Sculpture, Jewelry, Wood, Metal, and Painting! This is seriously one of the best gatherings of talented artists!

There will also be live music both days of the festival including four time Grammy nominee William Eaton!  There is also a popular KidZone presented by the Verde River Valley Nature Organization The VRVNO KidZone is all about creative fun and inspiration, using tried and true hands-on activities.  Bring a t-shirt to paint, print and shag for yourself or just join in the shared creative spirit. Festival Hours: Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Featured Artists: Mario Castellanos Gonzales And Reina Ramirez


The animal wood carvings that are the couple’s trademark, portray a wonderful sense of movement and curiosity. Their painting style is at the top of their field and reflects an expert level of shading, using a banded design format often featuring symbolism central to the Zapotec Indian culture of Oaxaca. Mario and Reina’s pieces are eye catching works of art that are notable both for their actual carving and for their cheerful painted designs.  Mario loves to carve all types of animals, constantly experimenting with something new, but his favorite subject continues to be the iguana. Mario loves the lizard figures for the degree of difficulty in the curving and coiled tails. He says that the different types of lizards and their differing positions give him goals to achieve in the advancement of his skills and he thoroughly enjoys winding the coiled tails to the best of his ability in different styles. As a result Mario first became famous for his amazing iguanas, but ALL of his work is artistic, original, well thought out, and full of intricacy.

Entertainment  Schedule

  • Saturday
    10:00 am –  William Eaton
    11:30 am – Rick Cyge
    1:00 pm – William Eaton Ensemble (William Eaton, Claudia Tulip, Susannah Martin)
    3:00 pm – Meadowlark (Rick Cyge, Lynn Trombetta)
  • Sunday
    10:00 am William Eaton
    11:00 am – Rick Cyge
    12:00 pm – Allen Ames
    12:30 pm – Meadowlark (Rick Cyge, Lynn Trombetta, Steve Douglas, Allen Ames )
    2:00 pm – William Eaton Ensemble (William Eaton, Claudia Tulip, Susannah Martin)

Tickets are only $12 at the gate and Children 12 and under are free!
Why are you paying to shop? The Sedona Arts Festival is the primary fundraiser to support art education in the greater Sedona area. To date, the Sedona Arts Festival has donated nearly $300,000 in scholarship and arts education funding.

If you are a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona leave the driving to us and take advantage of our Complimentary Shuttle that will drop you off and pick you up from this event! To learn more about the festival please visit the Sedona Arts Festival website or visit the Sedona Arts Festival on Facebook!



This entry was posted in About Sedona, Sedona Arts Festival, Sedona Events and Festivals, Things to do in Sedona and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.