Sedona Arts Center Celebrates 60 Years with "A Love-In" Dance!
February 10, 2018
In Celebration of Sedona Arts Center's 60th Anniversary, the Arts Center will be hosting a 'groovy' "Love-In" 60s-themed Dance on February 10, 2018. With Sedona Mayor, Sandy Moriarty as the Honorary Flower Child and Shondra Jepperson as DJ, this 60s-themed dance is sure to be a night to remember! The dance will take place at Sedona Arts Center in Uptown and it will be a campus-wide event that includes 60s themed food, beverages (adult and otherwise), merrymaking and shenanigans galore.
"What a cool opportunity to revisit the era of the Arts Center’s birth! Bell Bottoms, Flower Children, incense and especially the Music! Board members have had a blast planning this event! I look forward to seeing a group of artists and art lovers interpret the memories!" says Executive Director, Vince Fazio.
The dance will take place from 6 to 10pm, February 10, 2018 and tickets are on sale right now for $60 each or $100 per couple at SedonaArtsCenter.org. Guests are encouraged (but not required) to go all out and wear their finest tie dyes, mods, mini's, bells and beads for their close up at the keepsake instant-camera photo booth!
"Love is the glue. We love to create, collaborate, and appreciate everything art," says Rebecca Ellis, SAC Board Member and "Love-In" Co-Chair.
The night of the dance, the Arts Center's Theater Studio in the Historic Art Barn will be entirely transformed into a retro 60s-themed dance, ala creations by Rayna Griffen. Shondra Jepperson will be our groovy guide throughout the evening as M.C. and D.J. and Mayor Sandy Moriarty is our honorary Flower Child!
60's morsels will be prepared and served by the Arts Center’s in-house caterer, Melanie Gold. They'll wet your whistle with offerings of wine, beer, non-alcoholic punch and maybe a cocktail from the 60s. Games such as best dance couple, best dressed and a Hula Hoop contest will take place throughout the evening. Last but not least, a photo booth with a memory photo of each couple or person.
"I'm looking forward to stepping back to an evening of Peace, Love and Hair (mine) – I'll save the last dance for you!" Dennis Ott, "Love-In" Co-Chair.
Sedona Arts Center: A History of Art
In 1958, the Verde Valley School art department head, Egyptian sculptor Nassan Gobran, and a dozen other civic leaders founded the organization that would become Sedona Arts Center. A few years later, with support from the town’s small Chamber of Commerce, they acquired a former apple orchard warehouse that became known as the Art Barn in what is now Uptown Sedona. The first exhibition featured works by Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning, and the early years included arts education, lectures, exhibitions, film screenings, language and dance classes, and live theatre.
Throughout the 1960s and 70s, the barn and Arts Center became a genuine hub of creative activity, artistic development, cultural events, and community-building. Now six decades after the first arts experiment, channeling the same bold and fearless dream of creative community, the Arts Center continues their commitment to creative place-making in Sedona. They know the power of creative people, unexpected collaborations, togetherness, and efforts that express cultural identity.
Today, the Arts Center keeps that tradition going and operates an expanded campus, a fine art gallery that represents over 100 local artists, and a School of the Arts that offers over 200 classes and workshops each year. The modern-day Sedona Arts Center also presents innovative collaborative projects like the Business of Art Series, Loving Bowls, Sedona Legacy Artists Exhibitions, the Sedona Summer Colony, Sedona Plein Air Festival and so much more.
Sedona Arts Center has multiple celebratory events for their 60th Anniversary, including a Birthday Party and Silent Auction from 5 to 8pm on April 6, 2018, sponsored in full by Whole Foods, Sedona! For more information about any Arts Center opportunity and to learn how you can become a supporting member, or volunteer please visit SedonaArtsCenter.org or call 928-282-3809.
The Love In – a groovy 60’s dance party
D.J. the far out Shondra Jepperson
60’s themed dance, refreshments, games
Wear your 60’s threads
Don’t be a square - be there
What: SAC Celebrates 60
When: Tune In & Turn on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 6–10 pm
Where: Historic SAC Art Barn
Dance Tickets: $60 per person / $100 per couple