Early this year, Creative Gateways was announced as the newest addition to the Sedona Gallery Association First Fridays program, and since then we’ve been delighted to take part in this inspiring tradition.
Love art? This is for you
Sedona Gallery Association celebrates a city which has drawn artists since 1930, when Robert and Mary Kittredge became the first acclaimed sculptors to make their home in the town. (With our own talented ceramic artists in resident here at the studio, we’re proud to be part of a tradition of ceramic art in the town stretching back for almost a century.)
In the mid-twentieth century, Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning followed the call and brought the surrealist movement to the town, and ever since then some indescribable urge has brought artists, art lovers and creative souls to the town. The decorative landscape, with its towering red rocks, vast skies and tumbling waterways must surely play a part. Artists speak of a powerful energy calling them towards this place and inspiring them to root their creative lives in the community.
The Sedona Gallery Association
For visitors today, Sedona offers a unique opportunity to both experience this breathtaking landscape and to explore a world-class art scene, with a thriving community of working artists. The Sedona Gallery Association connects galleries with art lovers, and is justifiably proud of the creative community they have fostered.
“Today we have a thriving arts scene, replete with galleries that nurture the careers of both established and emerging artists. We have become what the New York Times refers to as a “New West Enclave” delighting both new and established collectors.
Visitors often speak in awe about the beauty of Sedona’s famed red rock vistas but what draws them in is the particular essence at the core of Sedona. It is still that same early spirit that beckons. It is why the arts thrive here whether in the form of artist, collector, or gallery.”
First Fridays in Sedona
On the first Friday of every month, the SGA offers an opportunity for visitors to come to the wide range of gallery spaces in Sedona and to explore unique events, artist showcases, and special exhibitions.
At Creative Gateways, joining this tradition has enabled us to open our doors to local art lovers and visitors. We’ve chosen to showcase a new theme each month – you can find explorations of those themes on the blog, or come along on Friday and find out for yourself!
Other events at the gallery
Our art gallery is unique, because when you visit us you get a chance to not just connect with the artists that have their work on display, you can also see them working in their studio. You can drop in and visit us at any time, or attend one of our workshops or events when new pieces are unveiled and our artists gather to connect with visitors and celebrate their creativity.