While many people know of Sedona, Arizona as home of the beautiful Red Rocks or as a hub for the spiritually enlightened, they may not be aware that the city is also home to an active and creative arts scene.
According to VisitSedona.com, hundreds of artists of all mediums and genres reside and show their creations in Sedona, making it a major destination for those who appreciate art in all of its forms.
With more than 40 galleries and an active art gallery association, any type of art may be found in Sedona. The land's history has inspired Native American style art, its ruggedness has lead some to create works that mimic nature and its burgeoning community of intuitives has given way to modern and contemporary forms of art.
On the first Friday of every month, the Sedona Art Gallery Association gives tribute to the city's talented artists with a trolley tour of the galleries.
Author, philosopher and artist Ilchi Lee is just one among Sedona's many talented artists. His calligraphy and art are inspired by a sacred Korean text known as Chun Bu Kyung and are meant to convey unity and interconnectedness as well as inspire world peace.