It happens every year. February blows by like a crisp winter wind, March 1st arrives and its as if overnight Sedona and the Verde Valley come to life in anticipation of Spring. Suddenly, a plethora of events come flooding out into the sunshine along with thousands of people coming from near and far to enjoy them.
We’ve compiled a list of upcoming events, new and old, to whet your pallette for Springtime, inspirational art, and the melodies of Sedona’s diverse arts and culture scene.
So come out of hibernation – the weather is IDEAL! We’ve got unbelievable 60 and 70 degree weather with limitless blue skies and sunshine, red rocks and fun – and we’ve got something for everyone!
Sedona Gallery Association First Friday Evening in the Galleries
Friday, March 6th 5-8 p.m.
Every month Sedona’s finest galleries roll out the red carpet, local wines, appeteasers and featured artists for the First Friday Evening in the Galleries Event. This month nearly every gallery on the tour has a special exhibit or artist reception where you’re likely to meet the artists behind the artwork. The best way to tour the SGA Galleries is to hop on the Sedona Trolley – they’ll take you from gallery to gallery so you can skip the driving and safely enjoy a few sips of the local vinos offered.
Sedona Gallery Association Video from Sedona.tv
Must-see galleries on your tour this month should include…
El Prado Gallery “Women to Watch” Exhibit
Located in Tlaquepaque
View El Prado’s Video Web Page on Sedona.tv here.
“El Prado celebrates National Women’s History Month with women artists who are destined to become future legends in fine art. New works from gallery favorites will include Sally Kimp, Kate Starling, Claudette Barker, Linda Demetre and Leslie Thompson. And, we always like to surprise our guests with some new young lady kicking up the dust with their artistic flair.”
James Ratliff Gallery
Located in Hozho Plaza on Gallery Row
View James Ratliff Gallery’s Video Web Page on Sedona.tv here.
The James Ratliff Gallery will be featuring a one-time jewelry trunk show showcasing the jewelry artists Patti Polk and Matt Nelson. From www.jamesratliffgallery.com/
Mountain Trails Gallery
Located in Tlaquepaque
Mountain Trails Gallery will be highlighting the works of Western Bronze Artist Dustin Payne.
The Sedona Arts Center 29th Annual Juried Members Exhibition
Located in Uptown Sedona
View Sedona Arts Center’s Video Web Page on Sedona.tv here.
This popular exhibition will feature juried works in all sizes, mediums, and price ranges showing works of emerging and professional artists. Prizes to be Awarded!
Preceding the Juried Members Exhibition the Poets Corner 2009 Season Opener will take place from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the Sculpture Garden at the Sedona Arts Center. Hosted by NORAZ Founder Christopher Lane watch out for poet Chris Linfors, Sedona Red Rock High School’s David Black, and poets from Sinagua High School Flagstaff. PLUS performance poets from Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff will be entertaining the crowd. This is going to be a fun one!
Sedona Arts Center Video by Sedona.tv
For more information on the Sedona Gallery Association & the First Friday Evening in the Galleries visit http://www.sedonagalleryassociation.com/.
1st Saturday Jerome Art Walk
Saturday, March 7th 5-8 p.m.
Meander through the streets of Jerome’s historic shopping & art district to visit over 20 galleries on the 1st Saturday Art Walk. This monthly event takes place on the first Saturday of every month & this month several of the galleries are offering artist receptions, exhibitions, live music, drinks and hors deourves.
Geoffrey Roth Masriera & Bagues Trunk Show
Friday & Saturday March 6th & 7th
View Geoffrey Roth’s Video Web Page on Sedona.tv here.
Masriera and Bagues Jewelry Trunk Show at Geoffrey Roth Geoffrey Roth, under the Bell Tower in Tlaquepaque, is hosting a trunk show for the Masriera and Bagues jewelry lines from Barcelona, Spain, Friday, March 6th and all day Saturday, March 7th. The jewelry store has carried these two fabulous lines for several years. However, this is the first time we will have the two complete lines available for the public. Please join us for a wine reception on Friday, March 6th, from 5pm to 8pm and an all day showing from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, March 7th. –From http://tlaq.com/event/detail/id/32
Geoffrey Roth Video by Sedona.tv
Sedona Sounds comes to Stakes & Sticks Thursday Nights
Located in Los Abrigados Resort & Spa at 160 Portal Lane adjacent to Tlaquepaque.
Learn more about Stakes & Sticks on their video web page on Sedona.tv here.
Come get the karaoke groove on at Shef’s Bar in Stakes & Sticks Sports Bar and Celebrity Grill Thursdays from 9 p.m. until midnight. Every Thursday, Shef’s Bar in Stakes & Sticks transforms from sports bar gaming venue to the forum for falsettos, the stage for sopranos, the arena for altos, the tavern for tenors and the best bar for bass. People throug
hout Sedona and the Verde Valley have been requesting DJ Bobby Russell’s “you name it, I’ve got it” catalog of music, anxious to croon, cry or cackle their way through all types of genre, all types of songs. Now, as Russell hands over the microphone and Shef’s Bar becomes Shef’s Studio, people can become the stars they’ve dreamt of being. –From http://www.ilxresorts.com/
Fore more information on the events and businesses featured here, come explore the first-ever online video portal to Sedona & Northern Arizona http://www.sedona.tv/ . This ground-breaking new website features over 100 exciting and informative videos on everything to see & do in Sedona from Sedona lodging and restaurants to galleries, tours & activities.