Located under the historic bell tower at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, Rowe Fine Art Gallery represents contemporary and traditional southwestern art. But this is more than just an art gallery. Owners Ken and Monica Rowe are native Arizonans, and Ken Rowe is a renowned wildlife sculptor. The couple owned a taxidermy shop in Phoenix for 14 years before Ken decided to pursue sculpting full time. He's been a professional sculptor for more than 20 years now. Ken and Monica relocated to Sedona in 1995 to be closer to the art scene, and in 2010, they took the plunge and opened their first art gallery. Rowe Fine Art Gallery was originally located in a small upstairs space in Tlaquepaque, but the gallery soon outgrow the location and moved to a much larger space under the bell tower.
Inside Rowe Fine Art Gallery you will find paintings, sculptures, jewelry, handcrafted knives, intricate intarsia boxes and interesting mediums such as graphite and scratchboard. Make sure you check out the domed entry and the sycamore tree that literally grows through one of the gallery's rooms. It's not unusual to find Ken sculpting onsite and chatting with art lovers. During the first Friday of every month, from 5 to 8 p.m., the gallery hosts artist's receptions featuring wine and appetizers. You never know who you're going to meet when you walk into Rowe Fine Art Gallery.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily.