The Allure of Sedona Arizona
Sedona is a creative community in Arizona with a population just over 10,000. Nestled between the counties of Coconino and Yavapai, it is known for its breathtaking red sandstone formations. The sun, especially when rising or setting, seems to glow a vibrant red-orange color against the red rocks.
Sedona attracts artists and people who seek spiritual pursuits. Renowned for its energy vortexes, these mysterious locations are said to have healing and spiritual benefits.
There are several different energy centers in the Sedona area. People who visit them say the vortexes (yes, they are vortexes, not vortices) provide them with an uplifting experience. Those who are sensitive to such stimuli claim to “feel” the energy. The sensation is said to stay with people for days, even weeks after they leave Sedona.
A popular Sedona event that captures the essence of this must-see destination, is The Sedona Book & Arts Festival. An annual event, it features concerts, workshops, books and art.
The next Sedona Book & Arts Festival happens September 9th, 10th, & 11th at the Yavapai College, Sedona Campus located at 4215 Arts Village Drive in west Sedona. There is a whole array of ways to participate in everything that this festival has to offer during its three-day celebration of artists, authors, teachers, speakers and performing artists.
The Festival kicks off on Friday Sept. 9th with an Opening Reception from 1pm-5pm featuring a Keynote Address by well-known author Tom Bird at 3pm entitled “Connecting the Mind, Body, and Spirit through Writing.” Over 35 workshops and 55 Exhibitor presentations from resident authors and artists will begin Saturday 9am-6pm and again Sunday 9am-4pm. Saturday night’s Poetry Slam hosted by Christopher Fox Graham will run 6:30pm-8pm.
One of the highlights of this festival is on Friday, Sept. 9th when the festival presents a special concert at the Sedona Performing Arts Center at 6:30pm with Kofi Baker (son of famed “Cream” drummer Ginger Baker) and his band, Cream Experience.
For a full listing of Workshops, Exhibitors, and tickets to all that the Sedona Book & Arts Festival is offering during its three-day event, visit www.SedonaBookAndArtsFesti