Creative Gateways

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Creativity Flourishes at Creative Gateways
Imagine an artist’s community where the cross-pollination of ideas is actively fostered, creativity is nourished and spontaneous collaborations flourish and you are envisioning Creative Gateways!

Nestled under the trees in West Sedona its working studios are open to all, and visitors are welcome to drop in at any time to meet the artists and engage with the creative process.
The gallery space showcases the innovative and lively work that results from this very special environment. You can even stir your own creative fires by taking part in one of their monthly classes!

At their opening event I was warmly welcomed and taken on a tour by Gallery Director and artist Marika Israelson.

Current studio artists include Pilisa Rainbow Lady, Terry and Marika Israelson, Meg Munro and Michael and Sumati Colpitts.

I was dazzled by the ambient play of light reflected in the sinuous glasswork of artists Pilisa Rainbow Lady and Terry and Marika Israelson. Their work is meant to be woven into everyday life, from bowls to poured light sconces, pieces illuminate the surrounding atmosphere allowing function and form to come together.

Michael Colpitts’ abstract paintings have a fiery sense of movement and energy that bursts off the canvas. In contrast to Michael the vibrant pieces of watercolorist Meg Munro invite the viewer into their inner center and stillness.

Ceramicist Sumati Colpitts deftly captures the essence of her subjects whether it is the playfulness of a “Beaver” or the centered stillness of “Buddha.’

It was delightful to be in a space where the commitment to art and creativity could be palpably felt. The crowd that evening enjoyed wine, treats and music while mingling with both artists and art. It felt as though old friends were reconnecting and new friends were being made.



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45 Birch Blvd, Sedona, AZ 86336, Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
+1 928-862-4440
Sun - Sat 12pm - 5pm