Adonai Christian Fine Art Gallery has the look and feel more of a home than a store, where the public is invited into a comfortable setting with a spectacular view of the famous Sedona Red Rocks.
Here, local Christian artists portray through their work their love for God and His love for them. Original watercolors and prints by Caroline Linscott of Prescott, original works in ceramics, stained glass and bronze by local artist Jeannette Tuscher, paintings and leathercraft art by Jim Cody , and dichroic glass by Ron Lohrding. Works by other Christian artists are forthcoming.
Proprietors Dick and Lora Snider view the gallery as belonging to God and not themselves. Their mission statement reads, "The Adonai Christian Fine Art Gallery is established to exalt and honor God and to boldly proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord. The Gallery team desires to minister to all people with the love of God through the talent of Christian Artists and art inspired by God and His creation that can be brought into people's homes." Walking the talk, the gallery donates the first 10% of every sale as a love offering to local ministries that serve those who have great needs.
The Gallery is located in the Hyatt Shops at Piñon Pointe next to the Wildflower Bakery and Restaurant overlooking Hwy. 89A in Uptown Sedona. Providentially, the Hyatt Shops at Piñon Pointe are situated on the exact location of the first church built in Sedona in 1931.
Bonnie Newton Jackson, a lifelong resident of Sedona, who was born in Grasshopper Flats, now called West Sedona, was a member of that church. "The early church was just down the hill from our home, and we would walk there frequently. My sister Laverne and I used to walk down to the old Dad Hart Store to buy groceries for our mother. Then we would carry them up the hill past the church to our house. We had a favorite big rock just a few feet from the church that we would stop and sit down and rest on for a few minutes on the way up.
"We had a very lively congregation, mostly relatives, and we had church on Sunday morning and night and Wednesday night. The first baptism was in Oak Creek in February of 1932. Subsequent baptisms were scheduled in warmer weather."