Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour

Sedona’s First Friday Evening in the Galleries

November 3rd, 2017

This coming weekend is a great time to visit Sedona, Arizona, especially if you love exploring the arts! The Galleries of the red rocks will be kicking off November with an exploration of art at Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour on November 3rd, 2017. Then on Saturday head up Cleopatra Hill for the Jerome Art Walk. Out top pick for must see Exhibits this weekend would be David Johns: “Spirit of Creation” exhibition and artist talk at the Lanning Gallery and the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery!

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 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

Lanning Gallery & Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
David Johns: :Spirit of Creation”
November 3rd, 2017
First Friday Reception 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Lanning Gallery and Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Sedona, Arizona launch a major joint exhibition to celebrate the works of acclaimed artist David Johns and unveil his latest paintings – both figurative and abstract. The two galleries are located across from each other at Hozho, in the heart of Sedona’s Gallery District. David Johns gives an Artist Talk at each gallery, one at 6:00, the other at 6:30 that evening. The acclaimed Navajo painter, a spiritual leader in his tribe, has been an internationally celebrated artist for decades: A 1987 all-Indian exhibition in Helsinki, Finland brought the work of David Johns to European art collectors. Johns was then commissioned to paint the 1600 square foot domed ceiling of the Concord Place building in Phoenix, a project that consumed two years of his life; the result, an intricate portrayal of Native American history, is a breathtaking masterwork. For more information please visit

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Rowe Fine Art Gallery
“Color Outside the Box”
November 3rd 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
November 4th, 2017 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

Born in Latvia, Larisa was accepted into an art school for gifted children when she was 12. For the next six years, she took as many as 20 art lessons per week. She went on to earn her master’s degree from the Art Academy of Latvia where she received classical training as a painter. But when Larisa traveled to the Southwest for the first time, everything changed. The colors and landscape deeply resonated with her. She moved to Arizona 20 years ago and spends her time traveling the Four Corners region, capturing the colors and textures of the landscape with oil paints. Larisa will debut 10 new paintings inspired by Sedona during Color Outside the Box on Friday, the show continues on Saturday when Larisa returns to the gallery to give a live demonstration of her painting techniques.For more information please visit Rowe Fine Art Gallery!

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Andrea Smith Launches 2nd Coloring Book
November 3rd, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
November 4th, 2017 (12:00 pm)

World peace artist Andrea Smith launched her 2nd coloring book this year, based on A Course in Miracles. Stop by the gallery and have your copy signed. These books make great gifts for family and friends. Visit the gallery Friday or Saturday and meet Andrea, as she shares her collection of whimsical and enlightening paintings at this special book signing and art exhibition. For more information please visit the Andrea Smith Gallery on Facebook.

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Sedona Mountain Trails Gallery
“Sculpting the West”
November 3rd, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Mountain Trails Gallery celebrates fine art sculpture by leading artists from the West at its Annual Sculpting the West show. Bronze sculpture by Bryce Pettit, Dustin Payne CA, David Lemon, Deon Duncan, Gary Lee Price, Jason Napier, Jim Gilmore, Mark Edward Adams, Michael Trcic, Raymond Gibby, Ron Gaines, Scott Rogers, Susan Kliewer, Vic Payne, Walt Horton will be featured as well as new clay model works-in-progress by these award-winning artists. Also featuring “Giving Thanks” by Deborah Copenhaver Fellows.For more information please visit the Mountain Trails Gallery.

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Jerome Art Walk
November 4th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
The Jerome Art Walk on November 4th is the perfect post-Halloween night. If you missed the legendary Halloween costume party in Jerome, just one week later, enjoy a more sedate but equally as entertaining night in this mile high town. Have dinner, stroll the streets and visit the galleries, sip some wine, sample some treats, savor the art!  Twenty-five galleries and studios will be open with art, music and refreshments. This free event has become a Verde Valley favorite with a shuttle that will transport you from the artist filled Old Jerome High School, up to the center of town with The Lincoln Gallery and Made in Jerome Pottery and everything in-between. For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

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