A Mecca for Arts & Crafts | Visit Sedona

A Mecca for Arts & Crafts

Native American and Southwest influence

Sedona’s Native American and Southwest influence is apparent throughout its arts and culture. Native American traditions have been kept alive with a strong surrounding presence of Hopi, Navajo, Yavapai and Apache. Today, the vibrant arts and culture scene boasts more than 200 local artists who create one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces. Visitors can enjoy creations from local and national artists, spanning jewelry adorned in turquoise and onyx, hand-woven rugs, bronze sculptures, still-life paintings and much more.

Celebrated German Dada artist Max Ernst and his wife American Surrealist painter Dorothea Tanning, stumbled on Sedona while driving from New York to California. Ernst instantly fell in love with the rugged landscape and was shocked to find a place so reminiscent of his paintings. The famous artists quickly packed their car and moved to Sedona where they enjoyed their life in the isolated area and found inspiration in the beauty of the land. Ernst created one of his most famous sculptures, Capricorn, at the house on Brewer Road in Sedona where he had one of the most productive periods in his life.