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Sedona Arts Festival happening Oct. 7-8

10/2/17

SEDONA – Thinking about heading north to enjoy some autumn weather? The 27th Annual Sedona Arts Festival is taking place on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8.

This festival combines the beauty of Sedona with unique art from artists around the country. The festival includes a diverse line up of 125 juried artists, as well as live music, food, and art fun for the kids. The Sedona Arts Festival is held on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School, 990 Upper Red Rock Loop Road, in West Sedona.

A new signature venue, the Fine Art Gallery, is being introduced this year. Local and regional artists have applied with a limited number of original works. Over 100 pieces will be represented in two and three dimensional mediums – paintings, prints, drawings, photography, sculpture, ceramic, fiber, and jewelry. These will be displayed and offered for sale in the Fine Art Gallery tent, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Sedona Arts Festival’s Scholarships and Grants Program. Since the Festival’s inception in 1989, nearly $300,000 has been distributed to arts education groups, as well as to graduating seniors pursuing higher education in the arts. 

William Eaton will headline the festival’s musical entertainment. Eaton is acknowledged as one of the world's leading designers of stringed instruments. His innovative multi-stringed instruments and harp guitars have appeared in exhibits, magazines, books and posters.  A four-time Grammy Nominee, Eaton's unique and original sound has been captured on 16 recordings for the Canyon Records label.

The Sedona Arts Festival also offers a variety of food choices, raffle prizes, a Gourmet Gallery with locally produced kitchen and bath items, and the interactive KidZone, which gives children 12 and under the chance to create their own masterpieces with help from local artists.

Festival hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 7 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 8. Tickets can be purchased for $10 online in advance at www.sedonaartsfestival.org. Admission at the gate is $12. Children 12 and under are free. 

For more information, visit www.sedonaartsfestival.org or call (928) 204-9456.