Sedona Marathon and 1st Friday Gallery Tours this Weekend!

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1st Friday Evening in the Galleries 01/01/13

Sedona Marathon 01/02/13

What a great weekend to visit Sedona, Arizona! The weekend kicks off with a exploration of art at Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour on February 1st, 2013. Then on Saturday join the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, along with the entire Sedona area, in welcoming thousands of runners, their families and friends for a weekend of fierce competition at the 8th Annual Sedona Marathon!

More than 2,000 runners will participate in 5K, 10K, Half and Full Marathon races! The Sedona Marathon Post-Race Awards Ceremony will be taking place at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village at 3:00 pm with awards starting at 4:00 pm! All spectators and race participants area invited to attend this special ceremony and community party to enjoy the celebratory festivities! Later that evening head up to Jerome, Arizona for their popular Art Walk that begins at 5:00 pm.

Sedona Gallery AssociationBelow 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

Lanning Gallery
Sculpture Showcase
The great variety of gifted sculptors represented by Lanning Gallery is showcased in February as “1st Friday” brings a new exhibition “Sculpture Showcase”! This exhibit focuses on each piece of its sculpture, from stone to raku, steel to ceramic, found objects to bronze. The desire to express an artistic vision three-dimensionally, to carve away or build up, to create a piece that may be viewed by all sides is a special distinction.

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Goldenstein Gallery
” “Believing””
Join the Goldenstein Gallery in uptown as they kick off a show inspired by the spirit of the Sedona Marathon: “Believing.” This dynamic show explores the power of belief that one has in one’s self, one’s inner muse, to do something. Among the art featured are pieces by Sherab Khandro, Marilyn Bos, Adele Seronde, Karyl Bennett, and David DeVary. Live music and refreshing Beverages will be served.


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Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
The First Friday Gallery Walk
The first Friday of every month Sedona’s finest galleries, including Eclectic Image Gallery, Renee Taylor Gallery, Azadi Fine Rugs, Vue Gallery, Andrea Smith Gallery, Mountain Trails Gallery, Rowe Gallery and Kuivato Glass Gallery host a monthly event featuring special visiting artists or special events. The galleries will be open until 8:00pm. Enjoy music in the courtyards, peruse art or enjoy a taste of Arizona wine at La Vida Sedona.This month, enjoy the musical talents of Steve Adelson in Patio De Las Campanas from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.


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Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
Southwest Sculpture
This month at Turquoise Tortoise Gallery two sculptors take center stage for “Southwest Sculpture” which highlights work from two of the gallery’s newest artists, Al Glann and Manny Valenzuela. Glann sculpts steel into minimalist horse sculptures alive with energy; he then uses these forms as masters for a limited bronze series of each unique horse. For Valenzuela, whose paintings are also at the gallery, it is western abstract figures that define his artwork. His welded steel sculptures follow his penchant for elongated figures presented in a minimalist style which convey his intent with very little distraction.

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Jerome Art Walk
Arizona’s Art Destination
November 3rd, 2012
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jerome continues its love affair with art on February 2nd with the First Saturday Art Walk. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the 24 galleries and studios of Jerome will be brimming over with visual delights. There will be plenty of chocolate, music and good conversation at this vibrant event. Meet the artists that night and mingle with other art lovers who are drawn to this charming mountain town. There is plenty of parking and a shuttle is available to transport visitors to galleries and studios. The Jerome Art Walk is an event that has become a great Northern Arizona tradition on the First Saturday of each monthTo learn more about this event please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
Lodging Special for the Sedona Marathon!

“Sedona Marathon Inn of Sedona lodging Special”

    • Valid February 1st – 3rd, 2013
    • Receive a great discount on your stay at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona during the weekend of the Sedona Marathon
    • Free shuttle service to and from the Inn of Sedona will take you anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel then come back and pick you up when you call! This free shuttle service is available from 8:00 am until last pick up at 9:45 pm.
    • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast featuring fresh pancakes
    • Please call the Inn of Sedona directly at 928.282.3072 and ask for the “Sedona Marathon” lodging special.
    • To learn more about this Sedona hotel please visit the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona


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