As published in the Red Rock News
Are you looking for something fun and interesting to do that won’t bust your budget this year? Why not come by the Library and pick up a Culture Pass for free admission to one of Arizona’s museums or attractions? To take advantage of our Culture Pass program all you need is a valid library card, which is easy get and free of charge!
The Culture Pass program provides access to the arts for all, including those who would not otherwise have the financial ability to visit Arizona’s arts and cultural attractions. Sedona Public Library is proud to offer this exciting program to our cardholders.
When you check out a Culture Pass you will receive admission for two people, for one visit, to a participating institution during the following seven days. Here in Northern Arizona, cardholders can visit Arcosanti, The Museum of Northern Arizona, and the Sedona Heritage Museum. Culture Passes are available on a first come, first-serve basis, with a limit of one pass per cardholder at a time.
Northern Arizona has so many wonderful places to see and experience. Pick up a Culture Pass and get free access for two to Arcosanti, just 52 miles south of Sedona. Arcosanti is the brainchild of famed architect Paolo Soleri. The town has been under construction since 1970 and incorporates principles of ecological urban design. Or take a drive to Flagstaff and spend the day at The Museum of Northern Arizona—a true gem just “up the switchbacks.”
In addition to the Northern Arizona Culture Passes, Sedona Public Library offers Culture Passes to venues in the Phoenix area as well, including Cave Creek Museum (open October through May), Cosanti, Desert Botanical Garden, The Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum (closed temporarily), and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (beginning August 2) and University of Arizona Museum of Art (closed until October 26). Yes, it may be even hotter in Phoenix, but the air conditioning is cool in the museums, and the desert landscapes are thriving at the Desert Botanical Garden. Go ahead, make a day of it!
In Tucson, you can easily spend the whole day at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. A combination of experiences, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum includes a zoo, botanical garden, art gallery & classes, natural history museum, and aquarium.
For an enjoyable afternoon right here in Sedona, be sure to pick up a pass to visit the Sedona Heritage Museum. This gem of local history was once a homestead for the Jordan family and is focused on the lifestyles and works of the people who pioneered this community from 1876 to the present, including Sedona Schnebly, the town’s namesake. You’ll also learn about the former orchard industry and movies made in Sedona.
Please visit our Sedona Library website, www.sedonalibrary.org, for complete details and restrictions on the Culture Pass program. To find out which passes are currently available, call us at 928-282-7714.
Sedona Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit our website or send to Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336.
Sedona Public Library
Column for July 16, 2021
Written by Teri Ruiz, Program and Marketing Coordinator
Library News appears each Friday in the Red Rock News.