Sedona News – Over the weekend of October 8-9, 2022, the 31st Annual Sedona Arts Festival will showcase a diverse lineup of 100 juried artists from across the country. Held on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road in West Sedona, this renowned fine art festival will also feature live music, raffle prizes, food, and a beer and wine garden – all set against the breathtaking backdrop of Sedona’s red rocks. The festival will run from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday.
One of this year’s new features will be a group of Verde Valley potters led by Ben Roti Ceramics. The group will be demonstrating the numerous approaches to working in clay and displaying a beautiful selection of handmade pieces available for sale. The Sedona Arts Festival will also be featuring a Caribbean themed exhibit featuring St. Maarten-born/Los Angeles-based painter Nigel Williams and Cuban-born/Miami-based painter Angel Rivero. Sedona Arts Festival has also partnered with Los Angeles-based Haitian art gallery, Galerie Lakaye. They will exhibiting a number of works from prominent Haitian and Cuban artists, bringing fine, contemporary art of the Caribbean to Sedona.
In addition to renowned artists and their works, the Sedona Arts Festival is proud to include live music. This year’s lineup includes Big Daddy D and Dynamites, Flagstaff’s own S.E. (Steve) Willis and Cottonwood’s Ray DeSylvester will also be featured.
The Sedona Arts Festival rounds out its offerings with a variety of food truck choices along with beer and wine selections. Gourmet Row features locally produced kitchen, bath and home items available for sale. Their annual Art Raffle supports arts education in Sedona and the greater Verde Valley and features a wide offering of prizes that include art pieces from the Festival’s participating artists.
Attendees are sure to enjoy a fabulous fall day in Sedona with amazing art, food, libations and music. Admission to the Sedona Arts Festival is $15 at the gate, but $12 online when purchased in advance. Admission covers both days of the event; children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets may be purchased online at www.sedonaartsfestival.org. Admission also support arts education in the community. Since the Festival’s inception in 1989, more than $350,000 has been distributed in grants and scholarships.