Sedona Open Studios Tour is April 28, 29 & 30
The Sedona Annual Studio Tour has become known as a golden opportunity for art lovers to visit with professional artists in authentic working environments and to purchase art while enjoying the lush landscape of Sedona and the Verde Valley. It will be the Sedona Visual Artists’ Coalition’s (SVAC) 14th annual Open Studios Tour. This exciting, self-guided event is free and runs daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th.
Past tour visitors report one of the distinct pleasures of shopping on the studio tour for their own collection or for gifts, is spending time with the wide variety of artists who offer a personal look at how and where a piece is made. Open Studios’ co-chair Mike Upp explains artists enjoy demonstrating their creative processes and, more importantly, making that special and personal connection with buyers and visitors alike.
“For the visitor, the Tour experience invites the artwork to speak much more intimately to them as it provides an opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation of the creative process,” says Upp, adding that a major appeal is the chance to buy gorgeous, one-of-a-kind and locally produced artwork direct from the artist.”
Open Studios’ artists create in a widely diverse milieu including glass, ceramics, painting, mixed media, digital art, fiber, photography, jewelry, and watercolor, a testament to the flourishing diversity of the arts community. This year there will be over 50 studios participating in Sedona, the Village of Oak Creek, Cornville, Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Camp Verde.
Brochures with a complete list of participating artists, including a map, will be conveniently available at numerous locations around the Verde Valley, including hotels and restaurants. For complete information, including artists’ name and medium, studio locations, a downloadable map, and suggestions and ideas for planning a personalized tour, please go to the SVAC website: sedonaartistscoalition.org or contact, Mike Upp 503.789.4437 or [email protected]