Sedona Arts Center

Sedona Arts Center is one of Northern Arizona’s most well-established cultural organizations and serves as the creative heart of Sedona. Founded in 1958, the nonprofit organization is based in Uptown, Sedona and offers year-round classes, exhibitions, festivals, and cultural events that enhance the creative life of the Verde Valley. The Center’s Fine Art Gallery, open daily from 10am to 5pm, promotes the original works of over 100 local artists and regularly offers special assistance for collectors and art buyers, offers private studio visits, and fosters hundreds of arts education opportunities each year.

Joella Jean Mahoney
Gretchen Lopez
Susan Kliewer
Curt Walters

Joella Jean Mahoney

“The welcoming community I find at the Sedona Arts Center nourishes my life and my art. SAC gives me the opportunity to learn, teach, socialize and gives me a place to exhibit my paintings. Sedona Arts Center is the Heart of Sedona. In 1951, Nassan Gobran, sculptor and founder of the Sedona Arts Center, told me that he saw a need in Sedona for an Arts Center like Tanglewood in Lennox, Massachusetts. This center would provide nourishment and enrichment to culture-starved residents and visitors. An Arts Center would also identify Sedona as a serious art environment. Ten years later, his vision became a reality. For the past 60 years since its founding, the Sedona Arts Center has been and is the cultural and educational anchor of Sedona. Sedona Arts Center is dedicated to sharing the enjoyment and importance of having art in one’s life and making arts education a priority. Now, we all have the responsibility to ensure that this treasured institution continues to exist in Sedona.”

Gretchen Lopez

“These past eight years have been so exciting for me as an artist and an instructor at SAC. To share knowledge with others is the most exciting and rewarding experience of my life.”

Susan Kliewer

“My love affair with the Arts Center began in 1969 when I signed up for a class. While working my day job at the foundry, I learned to sculpt at SAC night classes. I later progressed to teaching that same class. SAC was kind enough to let me sculpt Sedona Schnebly in the Art Barn. Through SAC I’ve been able to develp my artistic talent and to literally change my life.”

Curt Walters

“Since 1978 my true connection to Sedona and its art community has been through the Sedona Arts Center. Congratulations on turning 50 years old. SAC continues to be relevant and is still the hub for visitors exploring Sedona's art community.”

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