Racquel McKenzie, left, plays Sara and Audrey Young plays Callie while rehearsing for Emerson Theatre Collaborative's presentation of "Stop Kiss" by Diana Son on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Sedona Arts Academy in the Collective. David Jolkovski/Larson Newspapers
Sedona Arts Academy (SAA) announces its grand opening Oct. 17 from noon until 8 p.m. at The Collective Sedona in the Village of Oak Creek.
Sedona AZ (August 15, 2020) – Sedona Arts Academy (SAA) announces its grand opening October 17, 2020 at The Collective Sedona in the Village of Oak Creek as a community arts, performance and social center.
Emerson Theater Collaborative presents playwright Diane Son’s Stop Kiss at the Sedona Arts Academy and Community Center Oct. 8-10.
The three-part i’Mpossible Project, produced by Camilla Ross, is a program aimed at middle, high school and college students that combines live theater with suicide prevention information.
SAA will provide a nurturing environment conductive to learning and overcoming challenges so all people who walk through the doors can excel in their personal goals.
Sedona Arts Academy Introduces Art Exhibition Program and
Invites Local Artists of All Ages to Participate.
There’s a new nonprofit arts organization in town, and art lovers and local visual artists
of all stripes are going to be delighted!
Located in The Collective Sedona in the Village of Oak Creek, the Sedona Arts
Academy has launched itself as a community arts, performance, and social center open
to all residents, visitors, and arts groups. SAA is excited to bring its visions of education,
collaboration, and innovation in artistic expression to the Verde Valley.
And it’s also kicking off an art exhibition program, which is open to all visual artists
working in the Verde Valley! The SAA is a venue where artists of all ages and
experience levels can showcase and sell their art. The space is all inclusive for:
Established local artists who already have portfolios of fine art
Local artists who perhaps have never shown their work publicly
Each exhibit will last for about two months, and a new one will begin shortly afterwards.
There is no jury process; all local artists who apply will be accepted as long as their
works fit in the space and meet the gallery’s “family friendly” standards. Artists for whom
there is no space in a given show will be added to a waiting list and will be included in a
In addition to recruiting individual artists, the program will also reach out to Verde Valley
arts groups, galleries, Native American communities, and schools with the objective of
attracting artists of all ages and experience levels, including children and first-time
The fee for an artist to participate in a two month SAA exhibit is $40 (this fee can be
waived for children and in cases of hardship). Artists who make sales from the exhibits
are asked to donate 20% of their sales to SAA to support future exhibits and the
The SAA’s exhibition program is planned and organized by a volunteer committee
consisting of Jim Peterson, Carol Gandolfo, John Oakes, Judy Feldman, and Beverly
Kievman Copen. The application forms and detailed instructions for applying are
available at the Sedona Arts Academy venue at The Collective Sedona, 7000 AZ-179,
Suites C 100-102-104, Sedona, AZ 86351, and can also be downloaded from the SAA
website at https://sedonaartsacademy.org .
SAA’s programs are nondiscriminatory; SAA will not discriminate based on race, color,
national or ethnic origin or culture, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or
gender identity or expression.
For more information, contact Jim Peterson at 928-554-4340 or Jim@SedonaJim.photos
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