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Creative Gateways in Sedona

Pilisa Rainbow Lady walks through the bright gallery at the back of Creative Gateways artist co-op and points to one of her glass plates hanging on the wall. She explains that when she got stuck on…

Sedona Be Jeweled

  Have you been naughty or nice this year? If your answer is the latter, then visions of sparkling jewelry might be dancing through your head. Leave this story lying around, and drop a (not-so) subtle…

Goldenstein Gallery in Sedona

Goldenstein Gallery has come a long way from its humble beginnings in an office space in the back of One World Art, a defunct giclee printing business in West Sedona, where the gallery first opened on…

Pura Vida Gallery in Jerome

There’s just something about Pura Vida Gallery in Jerome that invites you to linger for a while. It’s a combination of the fresh flowers in ikebana vases, interesting music and burning candles that makes you slow…

Red View Gallery in Sedona

In the late ’80s, Bonnie and Thomas Trzaskos had six kids and were living in Connecticut. The couple were wandering through some shops when they spotted a print by Native American artist Amado Peña Jr. that…

12X12 Exhibition and Fundraiser in Sedona

Think collecting art is out of your price range? Sedona Arts Center wants you to think again. SAC’s 2nd Annual 12X12 Exhibition and Fundraiser returns June 10 and features more than 100 artists who have created…

PALET 2016 in Sedona

When most people think of plein-air painting, they picture artists sitting at an easel, palette in hand, quietly capturing the scene before them. After all, “en plein air” is French for “in the open air.” As…

Sedona Open Studios Tour

We hear a lot these days about the importance of shopping local, and that means supporting local artists and craftsmen, too. The Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition gives you the opportunity to put your money where your…

Love Africa Decor & Gallery in Sedona

When you walk into Love Africa Decor & Gallery, the first thing that grabs your attention is the riot of color from the brightly painted walls and the rainbow-hued baskets, to the table of hand-painted textiles…

Sedona Arts Center: Art of Recycling

Before you throw away that damaged fire extinguisher or those broken pieces of pottery, take a second look. Could you possibly repurpose those items? Or turn them into art? Those questions occurred to Gayle Taylor, artist…

Sedona’s Inner Eye Gallery

Everyone has a different definition of retirement. For Larry and Barbara Berkowitz, it meant relocating to Sedona to open a gallery in Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village and working in said gallery at least four days…

Artists at L’Auberge de Sedona

This past July, Goldenstein Gallery and L’Auberge de Sedona launched Artist in Residence, a monthly program at L’Auberge featuring demonstrations by local and visiting artists. The program continues this month with demonstrations by Sherab Khandro, Mike…

Sedona Art: The DeSerio Gallery

When we first profiled photographer Lou DeSerio back in 2007, he was still photographing with transparency film. His gallery was located in the middle of Uptown and his son, then 13, had a small corner in…

Blue Elk Designs

It’s common in Sedona to walk into a gallery or shop and find Hopi or Navajo kachina dolls carved from cottonwood. But there’s only one location in all of Sedona – and, reportedly, the world –…

Sedona Pottery

Mary Margaret Sather is a tiny woman – 90 pounds soaking wet – but her stature does little to convey her boundless energy and enthusiasm for art and Sedona. Mary Margaret grew up in the West…

Sedona Art: Andrea Smith Gallery

If anyone knows how quickly life can change, it’s artist and gallery owner Andrea Smith. In 2007, while living in Maui, Andrea suffered a double brain aneurysm. Andrea and her husband of 48 years, Gary, had…

Sedona Open Studios Tour

Now in its 12th year, the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition’s Sedona Open Studios Tour runs like a well-oiled machine. On April 24, 25 and 26, 52 artists will open their studios from 10 a.m. to 5…

Sedona Art: James Ratliff Gallery

When James Ratliff enlisted in the Army in 1962, he was asked for his occupation. He told his superiors that he was an artist, so they put him to work painting the walls of the barracks….

Adonai Christian Fine Art Gallery in Sedona

If the concept of a Christian art gallery is new to you, you’re not alone. Watercolorist and Prescott resident Caroline Linscott, one of the gallery’s three main artists, says she’s frequently told there’s nothing like it…

The Melting Point

Erin and Mike McMillen have completely transformed a space that previously housed a day spa into a bright, cheerful glass gallery complete with two studios and an artist’s loft. ­­­­The Melting Point opened its doors in…

Sedona Arts Festival

The Sedona Arts Festival isn’t just a small art show that pops up on the side of the road. Not only is the festival the oldest of its kind in Sedona (it celebrates its 24th anniversary…

Dia de los Muertos at Tlaquepaque

Not all that long ago, Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebrations in this country sparked religious protests and cries of devil worship – thankfully, that sort of narrow-minded thinking is behind us….

Attr-active

Summer in Red Rock Country means hiking, mountain biking, golfing, swimming and tennis. Who says you can’t look hot while having a little fun in the sun? Pictured in the top photo: fedora by Pistil. Aviator…

Cats Have His Tongue

Sedona wildlife sculptor Ken Rowe gently places the back of his hand in front of the nose of Sage, a 25-pound, 2-year-old bobcat. Sage flicks her ears, bringing to mind an alert housecat. She sniffs his…

Copper Art Museum

When Drake Meinke was dreaming of a location for his Copper Art Museum, he started to research copper mining in the U.S. and discovered that Arizona is the largest producer of copper in the country. Seventy…

Great Southwest

The nearly 6-foot-tall Day of the Dead Ferris wheel in the window at the Great Southwest gallery in Hillside attracts a lot of attention, as does the 5-foot-tall corn maiden katsina that greets visitors when they…

Events

March 2014 Calendar Mar. 1 20th Annual Sedona International Film Festival (thru 3/2). Call 928-282-1177 for information or visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org The PEACE Program: Project for Empathy and Compassion Education with Lisa Doskocil, 10 a.m. (every Saturday…

Vue: A Renee Taylor Gallery

You don’t even have to walk through the large glass doors of Vue: A Renee Taylor Gallery before you realize it’s not the same 1930s creek-side cottage located toward the back of Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts…

Red Rock Rendezvous

Friday, February 14 3:33 p.m. Check into Adobe Grand Villas There are plenty of resorts, hotels and inns that offer romance packages, but we believe the 16 rooms – if you can even call them that…

On the Run

The Sedona Marathon, which returns Feb. 1 at 9 a.m., continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Last year, the Coconino National Forest gave the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, the marathon’s organizers, the green light to…

12 Holiday Happenings: Christmas in Sedona

Celebrate the Holidays with the Romeros Dec. 1, 2:30 p.m., Sedona Performing Arts Center (995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road) 928-204-2415; $40 Classic guitar quartet concert. Ice Skating in Sedona Dec. 1-8 Mon.-Thur., 2-8 p.m.; Fri.,…

Sandmen

Sedona Monthly’s 7th annual cover story featuring Native American artists focuses on Navajo sandpainters. A fairly recent art form, sandpainting was traditionally used by medicine men in religious ceremonies until enterprising artists began using the medium…

HOT!

Hot: family-owned eateries, art classes, swinging from the trees, thrifting and funny girls. Not: Camping in front of the air-conditioner for two months. Here are 21 reasons to get out of the pool and seize life…

Modern Rocks

  This season, fashionistas are rocking eye-catching black-and-white ensembles. Add some playfulness to your look with bold, modern jewelry from Sedona’s boutiques and galleries, and you’ll look like you just stepped off the runway! Photographs by…

Zuni Style

In a remote corner of western New Mexico, near the border of Arizona, sits the 450,000-acre Zuni Pueblo. It’s the largest of New Mexico’s 19 pueblos and, according to the Zuni Department of Tourism, 80 percent…

Accessories to a Crime

  Fashion report 2012: We show you this season’s hottest jewelry, sunglasses, boots and scarves. These accessories are so hot, it’s criminal! But before you run the risk of jail time just to keep up with…

Hopi Holidays

Dorleen Gashweseoma Lalo: Basket Maker Dorleen Gashweseoma Lalo did not learn to speak English until she met her husband, and for many years he acted as her interpreter as she traveled to museums and shows with…

Festival Fever

October might just be the best month to be in Sedona. Warm days with bright blue skies and billowing clouds are followed by crisp, clear evenings studded with twinkling stars. The leaves are starting to turn…

Barefoot in Tlaquepaque

  Fashion 2011: Summer trends are footloose and fancy free. Check out our Sedona style guide – it’s time to go shopping! Shot on location, April 18, 2011, at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (336 SR…

Holidays at Home

Back in December 2007, Sedona Monthly featured a cover story about all of the unique holiday events that take place in northern Arizona. Every December since that issue, we’ve received e-mails requesting that we do the…

Dream Weavers

In 2007, Sedona Monthly wrote about a Navajo family of silversmiths as the first installment of our annual cover story devoted to Native American art. Since that issue, we’ve written about Hopi katsina carvers and potters…

Sedona’s Passion for Fashion!

  Fashion 2010: Sure, the Sedona woman may be laid-back and favor timeless over trendy, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love to shop! Check out the latest finds from the best boutiques in Red Rock…

Made in Sedona

Shop at home for the holidays. We’ve all been hearing a lot lately about shopping locally, especially those of us living in small towns like Sedona. As the only locally owned and operated magazine in Sedona…

Sedona Fashion Gets Back in the Saddle!

  A lot has changed in Sedona, including local fashion, since Zane Grey’s The Call of the Canyon was filmed in the area in 1923, but our red rock skylines aren’t really fazed by 86 years….

Design of the Times

Trends in home décor come and go just as quickly as they do in fashion – not all that long ago the location of your home dictated the interior design. A Wyland print was a must…

11 Reasons Autumn in Sedona is So Cool!

Autumn’s arrival in northern Arizona heralds more than just shorter days and cooler nights – in fall, Sedona seems to awake from a sluggish summer slumber to show off all her splendor with vibrant changing leaves,…

Glittering Surprises!

  Objets d’art are everywhere in fashion this season, from antique French lace and Italian crystal buttons to handpainted scarves and vintage velvet trim. Perhaps the easiest way to update your look and express yourself (not…

Guys and Dolls

The word “kachina” comes up often in the Southwest, commonly understood to refer to small dolls created by Native American artists from cottonwood root. They make for popular gifts, but many visitors are unaware of their…

At Home for the Holidays

Yes, Virginia, there is more to the holiday season than frantic trips from mall to mall trying to get your hands on this year’s “It” item (Halo 3, perhaps?), scrubbing floors before the in-laws arrive, standing…

Summer Casual

  Sedona’s style is more about comfort than chasing trends – in Red Rock Country, women need clothes that look good and ­transition easily from lunch with the girls to working in the garden to happy…

Romancing the Stones

Alice Lister excitedly pulls out a plastic bag full of dusty stones from under her workbench, pulling out chunks of uncut turquoise, dark blue lapis, and purple sugilite like a kid showing off a prized baseball…

All the Trimmings

Cactus Christmas trees and cowboy boots filled with poinsettias. Red silk flowers in a cow skull and ornaments hanging off the branches of a dried agave plant. Rope and bandanas, luminarias, and spurs, deer heads and…

Gown Town

  Even in a field as fickle as fashion, some things are timeless. For our fourth annual summer fashion special, Sedona Monthly celebrates the resurgence of glamour in 2006 styles. On the following pages, you’ll see…

Happy Holidays, Sedona Style!

How do you impress holiday guests with lusciously lumpless mashed potatoes? Want the secret to wrapping all of your gifts economically, yet so beautifully your loved ones may actually feel bad about ripping it to see…

The New Kids on the Block

So, what’s new? In Sedona this summer, the answer is: neighbors. “Open for Business” banners are unfurling all around us, and an eclectic group of newcomers are putting out Welcome mats and taking their places in…

Looking Good!

  Romance. Sophistication. Soft, flowing fabrics. Light and airy clothes that add volume without bulk. Soothing shades, floral prints, and classic whites. These are some of the trends Sedona’s clothing and style experts predict will be…

Luminarias: Making Spirits Bright

“Thirty-one years ago, Christmas in Sedona was not commercially a big deal,” recalls Geoffrey Roth, whose jewelry store and gallery was one of the first to occupy the then-fledgling Tlaquepaque in the early 1970s. “For the…

Wow! Summer Style!

Going swimming? When temperatures hit the 90s, Sedona seeks ­maximum cool by the water, whether it’s at Oak Creek, the community pool, or  the local resorts. But by the looks of the women’s swimsuits being featured…

How We See Us

  It starts at sunrise. From the folks who make deliveries, to those getting ready for the day’s first customers, to those who just lean back and take it all in before revving their engines, a…

You Wear It Well

Summer in Sedona has a style all its own. Whether you’re spending days by the pool, on the hiking trails, relaxing with friends or vacationing at a local resort, our fashion scene specializes in delivering a…