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Like many cities and towns in the country, Sedona offers a First Friday where art lovers can see local art exhibitions and enjoy the community. However, like most things Sedona has to offer, their First Friday events are a step above the rest.

On the first Friday of each month, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, something incredible happens in Sedona. The Sedona Gallery Association hosts their monthly showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits, and art events. Explore Sedona’s art scene while you enjoy refreshments and receptions at each stop on the Sedona Gallery Tour. Hop on the Sedona Trolley and let them do the driving so you don’t have to. They will shuttle you to all the stops on the art gallery loop so you won’t miss a thing.

Each month there are different works of art to see and appreciate. It is a plethora of eclectic art which means you will be amazed at the variety and the innovation of the artists. Past exhibits have included:

  • Oils on canvas
  • Hand painted chandeliers, scones, lamps and lanterns.
  • Landscapes
  • Photography
  • Woodworking made into art
  • Navajo rugs
  • Acrylics
  • Sculpture
  • Turquoise
  • Copper
  • Glass casting
  • Contemporary steel, plexiglass and stone

There are poetry readings, lectures, live music and a chance to mingle. You will have an opportunity to meet other art lovers and the artists who are showing their work. Keep in mind this is a great date night! Something to stimulate the brain, the palate and spark conversation between two people who are looking to get to know each other better or who know each other very well but enjoy getting away from it all and having special time together.

Start your weekend by checking the Sky Ranch Lodge. Enjoy one of our luxurious and comfortable guestrooms. Might we suggest a room overlooking the coy pond or our beautiful gardens? Since we are heading into cooler nights how about one of our rooms with a fireplace for that extra romantic touch? Whichever room you choose, you can’t go wrong if you are looking for romance and privacy.

The Sky Ranch Lodge offers amazing views of the Red Rocks and our overlook is THE place to watch the Sedona Sunset. The beauty of the color changes as the sun goes down is simply indescribable. You have to experience it and once you do, it is something you will just never forget.

Spend the rest of the weekend enjoying our pool, hot tub, walking our lush grounds, sipping wine at our wine bar and oh yes…you can also check out the rest that Sedona has to offer. Restaurants that are sure to please your taste buds, live music, shopping and of course First Friday Art Gallery Tours.

Yes the first weekend of the month is definitely a winner in Sedona and the Verde Valley. Get your reservations in, pack your bags and come see us for a romantic getaway!

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