Sedona, Arizona is replete with artistic inspiration. From the stunning landscape of its rust-hued red rocks and its lush, dense forests, to its charming and vibrant local community and quiet, peaceful atmosphere, Sedona rouses the creative spirit within artists from near and far—particularly those who are drawn to the stylistic nuances of Western Sedona AZ Art. Many of the prominent galleries in Sedona display a fine variety of Western art pieces. Read on to find out more about where to go to view the most moving works of Western art during your trip!
See Pieces Up Close and Personal!
Of the multitude of art galleries in Sedona, we have compiled a list consisting of just a few that are known for their spectacular displays of art with Western life and subject matters for your viewing pleasure. We hope you enjoy all that these galleries have to offer.
Mountain Trails Gallery
Housed within the antique Spanish-style architecture of the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, Mountain Trails Gallery’s Sedona location hosts a number of award-winning artists, continuing a tradition spanning over thirty years of specializing in Western art.
From colorful landscape and lifestyle paintings to amazingly realistic sculptures, this gallery is sure to delight Western art connoisseurs of all types and mediums. They also hold receptions on every first Friday of the month (from 5:00pm to 8:00pm) that feature art with a unique theme and special exhibits, while providing viewers with refreshments. The gallery is regularly open daily, from 10:00am until 5:00pm, with the exception of major holidays.
Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
Founded in 1971, the Turquoise Tortoise Gallery is located in the heart of Sedona’s elite Gallery District. With an eclectic selection of Native American art and jewelry and contemporary Southwestern art, visitors who stop here will be able to take in the full experience of Western art through original fine art paintings and sculptures made from stone and bronze, as well as Native American war shirts, pottery, rugs woven in the Zapotec style, and stone jewelry with gold and silver settings. Turquoise Tortoise Gallery also holds monthly receptions from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on the first Friday of each month.
Rowe Fine Art Gallery
With a background in wildlife sculptures spanning over thirty years, famed sculptor Ken Rowe established the Rowe Fine Art Gallery with a focus on showcasing an array of traditional and contemporary Western art. Each artist is said to bring something different to the gallery, meaning that no two pieces are ever quite alike. Artist demonstrations take place in the gallery on a frequent basis, including the first Friday of every month.
Living Art Everyday
The galleries in Sedona offer an amazing and up-close visual account of Western art, but out here in the Wild West there are also plenty of opportunities to experience the art. From old structures to new, Sedona has a few landmark destinations that not only display and sell art—they ARE art. Don’t miss these eclectic destinations:
The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a distinguished church that sits atop the towering red rocks, making it recognizable around the world for its inherent beauty and pure defiance of gravity. Completed in 1956, this iconic building was constructed by attaching itself to a twin pinnacled spur about 250 feet high, jutting out a 1,000-foot rock wall, making it “solid as the rock of Peter.” While the church no longer practices a regular mass schedule at this location, visitors are encouraged to peruse the grounds in contemplative silence, soaking in the awe-inspiring artwork present throughout. If you’re feeling inspired, you’re invited to visit the gift shop where original art sold by local artists are for sale.
Another inspiring destination is the Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park. While visitors from every walk of life will appreciate the natural beauty of this 14-acre park nestled into the beautiful red rocks at the foot of Thunder Mountain, the stunning architecture is what draws the art connoisseurs. The Amitabha stupa itself rises 36 feet into the air and is filled to the brim with sacred relics that line the interior. Though these relics are not visible to the naked eye, this structure is truly a vessel containing otherworldly powers. To add to its charm and power, the stupa is also adorned with colorful peace flags.
Another beautiful destination is the Tlaquepaque arts and shopping village. This collection of galleries, boutique shops, and restaurants is encompassed within a gorgeous Spanish Colonial style building. Featuring tiled courtyards with fountains, romantic patios, and located just steps away from the babbling brook of Oak Creek, it’s a lovely place to wander day or night (when the lights are all aglow).
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