October 2021 News

Dear Friends,

The Sedona Plein Air Festival is now just a few weeks away. We’ve had our first (sort of) snowfall, and autumn is definitely in the air.

This is my favorite time of year. I was in Sedona a few years ago at the end of October when my husband and I hiked Sterling Pass Trail. I had been to Sedona before in the fall, but only ever saw yellow aspens. This trail was filled with reds, oranges and yellows. It was spectacular! I am hoping the warm days and cool nights we’ve been having will give our visiting painters some terrific options to add to the Festival offerings.

As of this writing, we will have 25 painters in town October 23 – 30. Some are familiar, some new faces. Most have been re-invited from SPAF 2020, since last year’s Festival was virtual. Some events this year will be hybrid (live-streamed on Facebook) and not open to the public. Our Friday night sale and party will be partially indoors and partially outdoors. Be prepared to wear masks at all indoor festivities. We are adapting to COVID and weather conditions as they arise – it keeps us on our toes!

Planning is underway for Souls of Forgotten Objects exhibit and workshops in December and it looks like we are going to have a great show. Don’t forget to sign up for the workshops before and during that event to complete your experience!

Vision & Sound: An African American Experience is also shaping up to be an amazing program. We will be featuring Ratio Band at Celebrate Sedona that month (February 2) and we are planning a Jazz Brunch with Jonathan Levinston on February 13. Look for more information about everything going on in February very soon!

I hope to see you all very soon.

Stay safe,


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