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Top 5: Arizona Art Experiences, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Arizona Art Experiences (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Art Experiences — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Celebration of Fine Art

8602 E. Cortez St.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 443-7695
celebrateart.com
A gathering of some of the finest artists in the country, where you can meet and watch them in the creative process.


Sedona Arts Festival

995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd.,
Sedona, AZ 86339
(928) 204-9456
sedonaartsfestival.org
The festival itself — which runs Oct. 13-14, 2012 — has grown in size and reputation over the past 20 years. It has become a premiere, destination arts festival, known for the quality of art and first-class treatment of both its artists and attendees. With 140 nationally known artists displaying their work surrounded by red rock splendor, there is no better place to spend an October weekend than Sedona.


First Fridays

Downtown Phoenix
(602) 256-7539
artlinkphoenix.com
First Friday is a monthly art walk from 6 to 10 p.m. Starting at the Phoenix Public Library, located south of McDowell Rd. on Central Ave., participants can pick up a First Friday brochure, which includes the member galleries, their locations and the best shuttle bus route.


Thunderbird Artists

15648 N. Eagles Nest Dr.,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(480) 837-5637
thunderbirdartists.com
The goal of Thunderbird Artists is to provide an outstanding variety of mediums, subject matters, sizes and price ranges that satisfy the desires of each and every patron that strolls through one of its festivals.


Scottsdale ArtWalk

Old Town Scottsdale
(480) 990-3939
scottsdalegalleries.com
See Scottsdale’s 100 plus galleries and artists’ studios every Thursday night starting at 7 p.m. Located on Marshall Way and Main St. in Old Town Scottsdale.

 

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

 

Work of art from the Sedona Arts Festival.

22nd Sedona Arts Festival Features 125 Juried Artists From 20 States

It’s back for its 22nd year — the Sedona Arts Festival. Whether this is your umpteenth time visiting the festival or you’re first, the Sedona Arts Festival will feature 125 artists, both returning and new, as well as some special guests.

Attendees can browse work in various mediums, such as ceramics, fiber art, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood. Returning artists include Best of Show winners Mark and Karen Klay of Klay Fine Art from Oro Valley, Kim Obrzut from Peoria (sculpture), Jenny Kerr of Pine Needle Creations from Phoenix (fiber art), and photographer Susan Byrd from Scottsdale.

Sedona Arts FestivalAs for special guests? They include husband-and-wife team Lila Silveira and Carlos Carrillo, ceramic artists from the Mexican village of Mata Ortiz, where Juan Quezada restored, reinvented and refined a culturally historic process that disappeared after the 14th century that Quezada rediscovered in the 1970s. Silveira and Carrillo are second-generation Mata Ortiz artists and learned from Quezada. They will be holding demonstrations at the Mata Ortiz tent during the festival.

“Our hallmark is our ability to attract the best juried, professional artists working in mediums that appeal to virtually every taste,” said Executive Director Lori Reinhart. “Adding the incredible works of Mata Ortiz artists really takes the whole experience to the next level.”

Silveira and Carrillo also will be available to answer questions at a screening of “The Renaissance of Mata Ortiz,” a documentary on contemporary Mexican art and culture at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Screenings are scheduled at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, and 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13.

But that’s not it. The Festival will also feature a Kidzone, an interactive, safe and creative environment for kids 12 and under to create their own masterpieces; as well as a raffle and the Gourmet Gallery featuring locally produced and packaged food items. Returning guests can also expect a revised configuration of booths to provide easier access and viewing for patrons and greater visibility for the artists.

Supporting art education in the greater Sedona area, the Sedona Arts Festival has donated nearly $300,000 in scholarships and grants to Verde Valley artists and students since 1989. The $10 entry fee supports the Festival’s Scholarship and Arts Education Programs. $1 coupons are also available at area businesses and hotels.

For more information about the Sedona Arts Festival, visit sedonaartsfestival.org.

 

If You Go: 22nd Sedona Arts Festival

When: October 13-14, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd., West Sedona
Cost: $10 for adults; $9 for seniors 60 years and older and students with ID; children 12 and under are free of charge; $8 on Sedona Arts Festival’s website
Contact: (928) 204-9456

 

Top 5 Arizona Art Experiences (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Art Experiences (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Art Experiences — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Celebration Of Fine Art

8602 E. Cortez St.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-443-7695
celebrateart.com
A gathering of some of the finest artists in the country, and you can meet them and watch them in the creative process. January 14-March 25, 2012.


First Fridays

Downtown Phoenix
602-256-7539
artlinkphoenix.com
First Friday is a monthly art walk from 6 to 10 p.m. By starting at the Phoenix Public Library, located south of McDowell Road on Central Avenue, participants can pick up a First Friday brochure, which includes the member galleries, their locations and the best shuttle bus route.


Scottsdale ArtWalk

Old Town Scottsdale
480-990-3939
See Scottsdale’s 100 plus galleries and artists’ studios every Thursday night starting at 7 p.m. Located on Marshall Way and Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale.


Sedona Arts Festival

995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd.,
Sedona, AZ 86339
928-204-9456
sedonaartsfestival.org
The festival itself — which runs Oct. 13-14, 2012 — has grown in size and reputation over the past 20 years. It has become a premiere, destination arts festival, known for the quality of art and first class treatment of both its artists and attendees. With 140 nationally known artists displaying their work surrounded by red rock splendor, there is no better place to spend an October weekend than Sedona.


Thunderbird Artists

15648 N. Eagles Nest Dr.,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
480-837-5637
thunderbirdartists.com
The goal of Thunderbird Artists is to provide an outstanding variety of mediums, subject matters, sizes and price ranges that satisfy the desires of each and every patron that strolls through one of its festivals.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012