November 30, 2005
Over 100 nationally and internationally known artists participated in this juried art show. Held at the local high school (Oct. 8-9th). The parking was a bit chaotic, but the staff did their best as one of our party who had difficulty getting around--they drove him right down to the show in a volunteer vehicle. One of the best things about traveling to me is participating in local activities. We paid $7 to enter, and it was worth every penny. The exhibits surprised us in their quality, and although we were determined to go away without buying, we couldn't resist the wonderful pottery of award-winning R.
Diane Martinez, who spent so much time explaining the authentic Native American symbols in her work, was by no means the only artist who had outstanding arts and crafts to exhibit. A warm and welcoming atmosphere had us spending time talking with artists and not only learning about their art work but also more about Sedona and its history. Sometimes off the beaten track is right in the neighborhood. One of the things that our hosts at the Lantern Light warned us about is that the art community is so strong in Sedona that there are many competing events in the local community that are happening at the same time. It's worth asking the locals about what's happening.
From journal Sedona, Arizona: Leave Everything Behind and Enjoy