Need two great reasons to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery of Sedona? There should be plenty of color to see at the following events.

The Sedona Gallery Association presents it’s Annual Red Rock Canvas Event this weekend November 6th, 7th and 8th . Their will be Receptions, Demonstrations, Artist Dialogues and a Silent Auction throughout the weekend. The Silent Auction begins on Friday at 3:00PM and closes on Sunday at 3:00PM. For more information on the event and to view participating galleries please visit www.redrockcanvas.com .

Also going on is the opening of Canyon Moon Theatre’s latest exhibit, featuring the works of local artists Jim Peterson and Jerry Buley (PhD). The exhibit can be seen through Nov. 22 in the lobby gallery of Canyon Moon Theatre (Village of Oak Creek, in the Oak Creek Outlet Mall). It is open Monday- Thursday from 10AM to 3PM. Sales from this exhibit will benefit the theatre, which is a non-profit arts organization. The exhibit includes a broad sampling of vibrant, richly detailed works of the two photographers, and although the two artists share a common medium and sometimes choose similar subjects, their artistic vision and their respective approaches to their work are highly individual. Both artists have an experimentalist leaning and are willing to push the limits of their medium, creating works unlike any that have come before. With the two artists exhibiting jointly for the first time, the room is a burst of color, design, and artistic diversity. For more information go to www.canyonmoontheatre.org .

Have a great weekend and enjoy the Scenery!

Halloween weekend has arrived, and costume or not, Sedona art connoisseurs are in for a real treat.

The Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition opens it’s 2009 Annual Fall Art Exhibition Friday, October 30th from 5-8pm at Tlaquepaque.

Come on by to enjoy live music, wine and hor d’oeuvres, and see how some of Sedona’s most amazing artists interpreted this year’s theme, “Beneath the Surface”. A silent auction will also be held. The exhibit will run from October 30th through November 18th and is free and open to the public.

If you enjoy art, but also like seeing others ‘dress up’, what could be better than a fashion show! The fashion show is to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new gallery at Hillside, “Spirit of the Andes”. The show will be held Friday October 30th and Saturday October 31st at 4:30pm at the Hillside courtyard. In addition to the fashion show, Spirit of the Andes welcomes Bolivian artist, Mamani, accompanied by the fashion designer Jacquline. Come experience the incredible beauty and spirit of Bolivia right here in the red rocks.

Whatever spirits you might enjoy this weekend, have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Sedona’s Award-Winning artists continue their work this weekend in another big weekend for anyone who loves to explore the arts. Whether you are an accomplished artist or someone who just enjoys fine art, their will be plenty to see and do around Sedona and the Verde Valley.

The Sedona Arts Center’s 5th Annual Plein Air Festival will be an unforgettable nine days of celebrating the blend of art and nature as seen through the eyes of thirty-two award-winning artists.

The Festival opens on Saturday, Oct 24, with the Paint Out on Main Street, sponsored by Sedona Main Street Program and continues with free daily events (lectures, demos, free plein-air painting classes and more) on the Arts Center campus – all open to the public. Friday, Oct 30, events hosted by L’Auberge de Sedona, the presenting sponsor, include the morning Quick Draw, creek side on the resort grounds and an Evening Extravaganza with the Artists  in the luxurious Monet Ballroom and Garden. Gala Tickets $100 through Sept 30, and beginning Oct 1 - $125.

The Festival closes on Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm, Nov 1, after a two-day Public Exhibition and Sale of festival art at the Sedona Arts Center’s Galleries.  For a complete schedule of events and gala tickets, visit: www.SedonaPleinAirFestival.com.

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