Sedona Arts Center and Verde Valley School Invite Creative People from Around the World to a New American Residency Program for Artists and Cultural Managers

Something magical is happening in the high desert landscape of Northern Arizona. In the geological expanses of Sedona, there’s a powerful form of creative energy pulsating from the red rock vortexes—and at its core is new cultural production and support for the creative process. Sedona Arts Center and Verde Valley School have opened applications for the 2017 Sedona Summer Colony, and encourage artists, creative producers, and cultural managers to apply and be part of this new energy source.

The game within the game…you design the piece you will be as you move around the game board called Earth.  Are you a Goat, Scorpion, Water Bearer, Fish, Crab, Virgin, Lion, etc.?

Now keep in mind that the game board has already been created; stamped with its pattern. There seem to be parts that give off jackpots, property, and some that detain us or remove our freedom or cash. 

The real estate market is entering a different phase of its cycle as new homes and subdivisions make a very welcome return into a market that is desperate for more inventory. After the crash of 2006, construction came to a crashing halt as prices tumbled and speculative financing evaporated; remember all those half-completed homes and subdivisions that became tumbleweed “farms” and were then demolished after the buyers dried up? Well, just as the phoenix rose from the ashes, so are those projects.

Facilitating Art and Community Since 1958

Here at the Art Barn, we keep an open door for creative people, ideas, and proposals. In fact, each and every day we meet artists who come in and share their thoughts on community development, collaboration, and new ways of engaging others in the arts. As your local creative hub, part of our mission is to nurture, cultivate, and advance great ideas. Sharing yours begins with a stop at 15 Art Barn Road, and a walk into our administrative offices at the Art Barn.

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.

Our banks keep an eye on our accounts and let us know when we might be overstepping our balance. We have check-ups with our medical doctor and dentist to keep our systems in balance. We might even have a personal trainer, who helps us to be physically strong.

Have you seen Dr. Love lately?  Actually she does home visits. About every year and a half Dr. Love comes a knocking…taking your love temperature and doing x-rays. Her real name is Venus, and when she takes a break from pulling us forward in life to check on us more individually, deeply and personally, she is called Venus Retrograde. 

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