October News

Dear Friends,

October is here and fall’s crisp air is upon us. Fall is my favorite season – the colors, the smells, the flavors, the cool mornings and warm afternoons. I love turning off the AC and throwing open the windows. And I look forward to one of Sedona Arts Center’s best events of the year – the 19th Sedona Plein Air Festival.

This year we have twenty-seven artists coming from across the country to paint our beautiful scenery and environs “en plein air”. We have nine days of activities – from workshops to paint outs to lectures and parties. And ART. We will have lots and lots of incredible art for sale throughout the festival. It is always an incredibly fun time.

In celebration of our 65th Anniversary, we are holding a COMMUNITY PAINT OUT on October 28 from 10AM-12PM with a goal of getting AT LEAST 65 painters painting at once. We welcome everyone for this event. You don’t have to be experienced. Or to have even painted prior! Prizes will be awarded and fun will be had!

So please join us for one or all of the great events we have planned.

This year’s schedule is as follows:

October 20 • 4-6PM • Meet & Greet the Artists Reception
Sedona Arts Center – Studio Paintings on Exhibit

October 21 • 10AM-12PM • Main Street Paint Out
Sedona Arts Center

October 23 • 10AM-12PM • Artist Demonstrations
Ellie Wilson, Kathleen Gray Farthing and Gretchen Lopez at Sedona Arts Center.

October 24 • 10AM-12PM • L’Auberge Creekside Paint Out
L’Auberge de Sedona – Parking and Shuttle at Sedona Arts Center

October 24 • 1-3PM • Artist Demonstrations
Julia Munger Seelos, Laura Martinez-Bianco, Barbara Tapp at Sedona Arts Center.

October 25 • 4-7PM • Sedona Airport Paint Out
Sites in and around Sedona Airport – 235 Air Terminal Drive, Sedona

October 26 • 10AM-2:30 • Artist Demonstrations
Jacqueline Chanda, Casey Cheuvront, Gunther Haidenthaller at Sedona Heritage Museum

October 26 • 1:30PM • History of Plein Air Lecture with Carl Judson
Sedona Arts Center

October 27 • 5-7PM • Awards Night
(Patron’s Circle Preview at 4PM – for more information on becoming a Patron, please reach out to me)
Sedona Arts Center

October 28 • 10AM-12PM • Community Paint Out
Sedona Arts Center

October 28 • 10AM-12PM • Artist Games
Sedona Arts Center

In the meantime, also check out the Sedona Visual Artist Coalition’s exhibit and sale in our Special Exhibit Gallery through October 16.

I hope to see at the Arts Center soon!


Julie A. Richard

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