A group of 27 professional artists in Sedona and Cornville are excited to open their private studios and show their latest work during the Sedona Red Rock Artists Open Studio Tour. Visitors can talk with the artists, experience their workspaces and purchase art, all while enjoying the beautiful landscape of the Verde Valley as they tour from one studio to the next.
One of the pleasures of shopping at a studio sale is being able to spend time with the artist and see how and where his or her work is made. Artists love to explain their creative processes, show off their workspaces and make personal connections with their buyers. Shoppers, by interacting with artists and learning the stories of various pieces of art, are able to receive a much deeper appreciation for the creative process. In this way, the Open Studios Tour creates a platform for local artists to not only thrive in their businesses, but to engage with visitors and, in doing so, foster a community that values the arts, as well.
The Studio Tour will feature ceramics, paintings, jewelry, photography and digital art, as well as pieces crafted with glass, mixed media, fiber and watercolor, among other mediums. This diversity of style is a testament to the thriving vitality of the arts community in the Verde Valley.
The Open Studio Tour is a free, self-guided event, running October 22-23 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. each day. It is a wonderful opportunity to participate in the Sedona/Cornville artistic community and buy gorgeous, locally produced artwork directly from artists!
Brochures containing a complete list of participating artists and a tour map will be available at a number of locations around the Verde Valley, including many hotels and restaurants, as well as the Sedona Arts Center and the Sedona Chamber’s Visitor Center in Uptown. Visit the Red Rock Artists website (http://www.redrockartists.com) to get a head start on planning your personalized tour by viewing the list of artists and studios and downloading the map. For more information, contact Mike Upp by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (503) 789-4437.