Thoughts on a Creative New Year from Eric Holowacz, Executive Director

In 1958, in the small town that was then Sedona, some very visionary people decided that our community needed a creative hub. They were artists, sculptors, civic leaders, educators, business owners and—whether they knew it or not—our town’s pioneers in cultural development.

Sedona Arts Center Offering Professional Development for Artists


To help develop the creative community in 2017, Sedona Arts Center is offering a series of free "Business of Art" workshops that cover essential topics to artists of every kind.
This community outreach program is made possible thanks to support from the City of Sedona, Kling Family Foundation, and Arizona Commission on the Arts—as well as the generous members and patrons of Sedona Arts Center. 

Sedona Arts Center and Sedona Culture Collaborative Launch New Networking Meals

The Sedona Arts Center and Sedona Culture Collaborative have partnered to present a series of informal luncheons for any and all local arts leaders, as a way to share ideas, network with others, and connect the creative community. The first Arts Leaders Luncheon will be held at the Golden Goose American Grill in West Sedona on Wednesday, January 18 and costs $12 per person.

One of Sedona's favorite annual events, Sedona Arts Center's super creative Loving Bowls takes place at the historic Art Barn, Saturday, December 10 from Noon to 3pm, for a veritable medley of ceramic goodness and a thousand beautiful objects waiting to find a new home. Over 1100 bowls and ceramic pieces can be yours for $10 each—lovingly made by Arts Center volunteer potters and ceramicists and carefully glazed in their studio by the indefatigable Cliff and Katie Hamilton. Loving Bowls will also feature a silent auction of unique original art and items generously donated by Sedona Arts Center members.

Experience amazing plein air painting at some of Sedona’s most beautiful locations.

Sedona Arts Center’s annual Plein Air Festival is in full swing through October 22 with dozens of artists exploring our community creating, painting, and making new art! Three Festival Paint-outs, free and open to the public, will feature 30 notable American artists—creating unique pictures live and on the spot. The public is invited to L’Auberge de Sedona, Seven Canyons Resort, and Uptown Sedona to meet world-class artists and enjoy new painting as it is being created. At the end of each Paint-out event, the artists will frame and present the works for sale on the easels they used to paint. Each event features awards provided by Gamblin Oils and Guerrilla Painter. Don’t miss these three wonderful opportunities to connect with Sedona’s growing plein air identity.

Sedona’s Premiere Outdoor Painting Event!
October 15–22, 2016
 
Our community’s iconic creative event—Sedona Plein Air Festival—returns for a week-long celebration of extraordinary landscapes, world-renowned artists, unique workshops, and wonderful free events from October 15 to 22. Sedona Arts Center invites you along to get creative and experience over two dozen master painters in action—making their art on location from L’Auberge to Uptown to Seven Canyons. Celebrate creativity with us and enjoy receptions, exhibitions, lectures, and opportunities to collect your next masterpiece at Sedona Plein Air Festival!