Face to Face at Passion for Place - 12/7, 5 pm: Naturalist and international photographer Greg Lawson will showcase his eye-catching animal encounters from around the world in this show “Face to Face” focusing on creature features, many up close and personal. Lawson is also happy to share mesmerizing stories behind the images. Passion for Place Gallery, Sunset Terrace, Hillside Sedona, 671 State Route 179, Sedona. 928-204-4744.
Clarkdale's Art in Public Places - December, 8:30 am: Showcases Homemaker Arts, an exhibit of quilts, wall-hangings, pictures, pillows, holiday items and hand-sewn functional products, both old and new, created by some of Clarkdale's favorite homemakers. Clark Memorial Library, 39 N. Ninth Street, Clarkdale.
The Mini Show - 12/5 - 1/4/13, 5 pm: A group show with over 200 mini masterpieces ten inches and smaller and representing over 25 local artists. White Hills Gallery, 348 S. Main St., Camp Verde. 928-274-7903, www.whitehillsgallery.com.
Colors of the World - 12/5 - 1/19/13: See exquisite views of Antelope Canyon and Arizona sunsets, intimate shots of life in the wild, and of the often fascinating shapes and patterns found in nature, and in human space as well. Jerona Java Café, 677 E. Mingus Ave., Cottonwood. 928-639-1234.
Touchstone Gallery Open House - 12/6, 5 pm: Show features Arizona artisans and a special selection of Arizona minerals and fossils. Timeless "Masterworks" of jewelry, gift Items and home accents by Arizona artisans and Arizona materials. Free gift wrapping! Touchstone Gallery, Sinagua Plaza, 320 N. SR 89A, Suite, Uptown Sedona.
Small Treasures - 12/7, 5 pm: Over 100 small paintings and sculptures that capture all the spell-binding details, expressive subjects, and compelling stories of the artists' larger works. Jewelry also available. Mountain Trails Galleries, Suite A-201 and Suite B-122, Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, 336 SR 179, Sedona. 928-282-3225, www.mountaintrails.com.
Michael Grant: Master Jeweler - 12/7, 5 pm: Unveils newest pieces of the finest, all-natural turquoise and more. Lanning Gallery, at Hozho, 431 SR 179, Sedona. 928-282-6865, www.lanninggallery.com.
Face to Face at Passion for Place - 12/7, 5 pm: Naturalist and international photographer Greg Lawson will showcase his eye-catching animal encounters from around the world in this show "Face to Face" focusing on creature features, many up close and personal. Lawson is also happy to share mesmerizing stories behind the images. Passion for Place Gallery, Sunset Terrace, Hillside Sedona, 671 State Route 179, Sedona. 928-204-4744.
Love, Beauty and Passion - 12/7, 5 pm: Featured photography of Sedona recording artist Chris Spheeris. Sedona Treasures, Hillside Shops, Route 179, Sedona. 928-282-8163.
Holiday Gift Show - 12/7, 5 pm: Showcases Newy Fagan's glass horses and myriad Southwest and Native American gift ideas. Turquoise Tortoise Gallery, Hozho, 431 SR 179, Sedona. 928-282-2262, www.turquoisetortoisegallery.com
Touchstone First Friday - 12/7, 5 pm: Touchstone Gallery, Sinagua Plaza, 320 N. SR 89A, Suite, Uptown Sedona.
Art of Jeffrey Lunge - 12/7, 7 pm: A special presentation by Pamela Lunge and Loren Haury on the art of legendary Southwest artist, Jeffrey Lunge. Well Red Coyote, 3190 W. State Route 89A, Suite 100, Sedona. 928-282-2284, www.wellredcoyote.com.
Stones with Stories - 12/7 - 12/22, 4 pm: When Navajo sculptor Alvin Marshall holds a piece of Utah alabaster in his hands, he isn't just touching a rock. He's communing with his ancestors and working to turn the stone into spirit. Rowe Fine Art Gallery, Tlaquepaque, 336 Highway 179, Sedona. 928-282-8877, www.rowegallery.com.
India's spiritual culture - 12/11, 6 pm: Kirtan, discourse on the ancient Vedic philosophy, and a vegetarian feast. $5. Sedona Center of Vedic Culture, 3270 White Bear Rd., Sedona. 928-204-4455.