Sedona Arts Scene
The arts, crafts, and music scene in Sedona is varied and plentiful, with first-rate offerings ranging from Jackson Browne Concerts to Jazz festivals, terrific local theater, and great art shows.
Below you will find a taste of what is around and we will be adding more as time goes on. A good place to start is Goldenstein Gallery in Uptown Sedona, and for a full day or more, the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village located in the heart of Sedona, just below the “Y crossroad” of Highways 89A and 179.
Goldenstein Gallery, “one of the leading sources of fine art in the Southwest,” is widely considered Sedona’s best. Gallery owner, Linda Goldenstein, who was raised in the Verde Valley, has deep roots in the region’s art and cultures. Having directed galleries in Santa Fe, she came home to Sedona after 9/11 to be with her family and a bring a breath of fresh air to our art scene. The gallery has become the center of living art here with continual, vibrant shows throughout the year and has won the loyalty of local and international collectors, including a number of celebrity clients. Linda’s ever changing electic collections feature a wide variety of artists and artisans – from Native American to modern art: “Specializing in Fine Art that Reveals and Affirms the Spiritual in All of Us.” Meet the artists in residency there, talk with them, and watch them paint and sculpt. There are also ongoing special events and shows: Check her website, at www.GoldensteinArt.com, for the details, dates and times. Goldenstein Gallery is located at:
70 Dry Creek Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
928.204.1765 / 866.361.7964
Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
A Sedona landmark since the 1970s, Tlaquepaque treats visitors and local residents alike to a very exceptional collection of Sedona galleries, shops and fine restaurants. Named for a picturesque suburb of Mexico’s Queen City, Guadalajara, Tlaquepaque’s construction began in 1971 with the creation of the wall along the highway. Soon artists and artisans, craftsmen and chefs were plying their art within its confines.
Today, it’s boundaries enclose more than 40 shops featuring one-of-a-kind items that make a visit to Tlaquepaque incomparable. Integrated into its environment and true to its architectural sources, Tlaquepaque creates the impression that it has been here – in this place – for centuries.
To preserve the integrity of the site, buildings were constructed around existing trees; where possible, methods of construction mirrored those of Mexican artisans and builders; tiles, statuary, lanterns, pots, doors, wrought-iron – even fountains – were largely imported piece by piece from Mexico. The result is a unique blend of architecture and nature, of the old with the new…and an ambience of special charm and quiet elegance.
The Sedona Arts Center
Located in Uptown Sedona, a two minute walk north of Goldenstein Gallery, the Sedona Arts Center offers a full palette of artistic experiences for all ages. If you would like to perfect your art talents or try your hand at a new medium, our center offers a wide variety of classes and Visiting Artists workshops in visual and performing arts, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, acting and children’s classes.
Whether you are an artist, art collector or art lover, the Sedona Arts Center is truly an enriching, inspiring and fun place to express your creativity and support the arts. If you are planning a visit to Sedona, you will want to make the Sedona Arts Center your first stop.
The Sedona Arts Center is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide arts education and establish an appreciation of the arts which will emphasize Sedona as an artistic community and facilitate artists’ development.