The Ultimate Art Experience
Art Lovers – take a weekend getaway to the Sedona-Verde Valley during the first weekend of November and enjoy the red rocks of Sedona and explore two exciting art events. The Sedona 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries on November 5th and the Saturday Jerome Art Walk on November 6th. It’s great time of year to stroll around both Sedona and Jerome and you can start your holiday shopping at the best galleries in the South West!
During both events you can view the work of local artists and often get to meet and talk with the artists themselves. You will find a large variety of mediums including pottery, oils, blown glass, jewelry and much more. The best thing is that they are on different days so that you can enjoy both events to the fullest. Treat yourself to a weekend of art & shopping! Below you will find a brief description of both events.
1st Friday Evening in the Galleries
Sedona – Free Event
November 5th, 2010
5:00 – 8:00 pm
The Sedona Gallery Association invites you to dive into the exhilarating Sedona arts on Friday, November 5th with a unique showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits, and art events. This special art reception gives you, the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while beginning your weekend with an exploration of Sedona’s exciting art scene. The Sedona Trolley provides free transportation to venture from art gallery to art gallery. For more information visit Sedona Gallery Association.
Jerome Art Walk
Arizona’s Art Destination – Free Event
November 6th, 2010
5:00 – 8:00 pm
The Jerome First Saturday Art Walk on November 6th, is a delightful tour of Jerome’s exciting and well-known galleries. Your tour will take you to 30 exciting galleries and studios throughout Jerome. Many of the venues are clustered together, making it enjoyable to spend time in each section before moving on to the next. You will be provided with a map and free shuttle service. For more information visit the Jerome Art Walk.
Featured participants in the 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries.
Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
“The Art and Soul of Sedona”
On Friday, November 5th many of the galleries in Sedona’s Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village will have exhibits, special showings and entertainment. Originally conceived as an artist community, Tlaquepaque is a perfect setting to witness gifted artisans absorbed in their work. It’s not uncommon to venture upon a well-known sculptor working on his or her latest piece right in one of the Tlaquepaque galleries. Visit Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village to see all the wonderful happenings at the during the 1st Friday Evening in the Galleries.
Sedona Arts Center
“The largest seller and selection of works by Sedona Artists”
Debuting Friday, November 5th will be Sedona’s first-ever all glass show, “GlasSedona”. “WOW! It’s Glass!!”, is an exciting showcase of extraordinary art that has been in the making for over a year. GlasSedona’s members have been creating new, never-before-seen glass art in all venues of glass art, including kiln-formed glass, casting, lamp working, glass painting, mosaics and leaded panels. Members’ works range from small decorative pieces and jewelry, to large sculpture and wall panels.
Featured Jerome Galleries
The Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery
“Original artwork from some of Northern Arizona’s most talented artists”
Located in the historic Hotel Jerome at the hub of Jerome’s burgeoning arts district, the JAC boasts an unmatched selection of media and styles to suite the tastes of casual shoppers and serious collectors alike. Founded in 1996 by a small group of dedicated artists, the gallery has grown to feature the work of over 30 local artisans, and has become the heart of Jerome’s artistic community.
Kaleidoscopes & Art Glass
Nellie Bly is a unique gallery of kaleidoscopes and art glass. While their kaleidoscopes and glass works are amazing they also have a vast selection of hand-made marbles and jewelry. They feature one of a kind pieces through out the gallery. One of my nicest pieces of jewelry came from Nellie Bly and it’s one of my favorite galleries.