Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour

Sedona’s First Friday Evening in the Galleries May 5th, 2017

What a great weekend to visit Sedona, Arizona and the Verde Valley, especially if you love exploring the arts! This weekend kicks off with an exploration of art at Sedona’s First Friday Gallery Tour on May 5th, 2017. And then on Saturday evening the town of Jerome will be holding their “Art Walk”.

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

Rowe Fine Art Gallery
First Friday Exhibit “Mother Nature”
May 5th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
In May Rowe Fine Art Gallery celebrates Mom!Ken Rowe, sculptor, and owner of Rowe Fine Art Gallery credits his mom, an amateur painter, for his love of art. He has fond memories of standing by her side while she captured the Arizona landscape on canvas. But as a gallery of wildlife and landscape artists, Rowe Fine Art Gallery wants to celebrate the mother of all mothers this month. Mother Nature, a special evening dedicated to Earth and our inspiring environment!Ken and his wife, Monica, invite everyone to stop by to pay homage to our natural world by enjoying new artwork from gallery artists. Let the gallery’s knowledgeable staff help you choose a piece of art inspired by nature to give to your favorite mom on Mother’s Day. For more information please visit

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Mountain Trails Gallery
First Friday Exhibit – The Luster of Bronze
May 5th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Mountain Trails Gallery is proud to feature the intricate bronze sculpture of Scott Rogers whose work is a journey through moments in the spirited history of the Old West, along with sculptures of Native American ceremonial dancers, Wild West characters, as well as domestic and wildlife treasures by 17 award-winning sculptors. For more information please visit the Sedona Mountain Trails Gallery.

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Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
First Friday Exhibit – “Tony Abeyta: Underworld”
May 5th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Turquoise Tortoise Gallery is happy to welcome back the celebrated Contemporary Native American artist Tony Abeyta who unveils his latest new works. A recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and named a Living Treasure by Santa Fe’s Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Abeyta was already known for his specially commissioned paintings used as the signature images for the groundbreaking and also the grand opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Stop by Turquoise Tortoise Gallery on 1st Friday evening to meet Tony Abeyta and enjoy the rare opportunity to hear him speak about his paintings’ subjects, his techniques and creative process, and his new directions. For more information please visit the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery.

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Andrea Smith Gallery
First Friday Exhibit Featued Artist Gala Kraftsow

May 5th – 6th, 2017
Sedona artist, Gala Kraftsow, a Renaissance painter, sculptor, and mosaic master will be unveiling her latest mosaic murals during First Friday weekend in May. An impassioned artist for more than 40 years, Gala has learned from world-renowned artists, sculptors, and mosaic artists, mastering many art mediums. In her mosaic collections, Gala has captures the essence of her travels and experiences in glass, gems, pearls, beads, stone, shells, and other objects that inspires imagination and beauty. For more information please visit the Andrea Snith Gallery on Facebook.

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Lanning Gallery
Marshall Noice: Living Color
May 5th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Lanning Gallery in Sedona, Arizona opens the new exhibition “Marshall Noice: Living Color” and welcomes the engaging artist back to the gallery for an opening night 1st Friday reception! Noice gives an Artist Talk at 6:00 pm that is free and open to the public. For Marshall Noice interpreting landscapes has always been a draw even throughout his twenty-three years as a professional photographer. When he made the switch to painting, and applied the loose, expressive style he favored to the landscapes he loved, success came quickly. He now enjoys a national following for his vibrantly colored Contemporary Expressionist landscape paintings. Marshall Noice uses layer upon layer of brilliantly hued oil paints to capture the scenes that most inspire him. For more information please visit

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Jerome Art Walk
May 6th, 2017 (5:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Jerome Art WalkOnce again, the magical mountain town will be hosting a night filled with art, music and refreshments galore. The Art Walk is the only night that galleries are open from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Members like Nellie Bly by the Spirit Room, Patrick Lincoln in The New State Motor Company and Flux Gallery in the Old Jerome High School all bring a fresh energy to the vibrant art scene in Jerome. With 20 participating galleries and studios and many sponsoring businesses and restaurants offering specials, this is a festive night in Jerome. A free shuttle runs throughout the town during the event. For more information please visit the Jerome Art Walk.

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Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service

Did you know that the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona offers a Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service? That’s right, if you are a guest of our Sedona hotel we’ll do the driving for you. We’ll take you anywhere within Sedona proper in our 12 passenger air conditioned van, then just call us and we’ll come back and pick you up! This free shuttle service is available to all of our guests from 8:00 am until last pick up at 9:45 pm.

  • Don’t worry about finding a parking spot, especially in Uptown!
  • Don’t worry about navigating after dark!
  • Don’t worry about having a glass of wine with dinner!
  • Don’t worry about a thing, you’re on vacation!
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