Mission and History

Our Mission

The Sedona Arts Festival produces a premier, annual fine arts festival which promotes awareness of the arts, supports artists, and builds community in the greater Sedona area. We financially support art programs and provide scholarships for our youth.

Our History

The Sedona Arts Festival is the oldest and largest arts festival in our community. Established as a grassroots arts organization in 1989, the Sedona Arts Festival was created to provide effective support and promotion of Sedona as a leading community in the cultural arts of the Southwestern United Sates. It has evolved into an organization known for conducting an annual arts festival which is known for its quality of art with the dramatic red rocks of Sedona as its backdrop.

It has successfully grown into one of the finest art festivals of its size in the nation, exhibiting the work of over 125 artists in 11 different artistic mediums to a diverse audience.

An integral aspect of the Sedona Arts Festival that has remained constant through the years has been its philanthropic outreach in our community. Since its inception, the Sedona Arts Festival has funded nearly $300,000 to art programs and scholarships. School, parks, art camps, and publications have all been the recipients of funding provided by the Sedona Arts Festival.