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Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village in Sedona

            tlaquepaque-arts-and-crafts-village-sedona-az0305       The Entrance to the cute village of Tlaquepaque along the Oak Creek

The conceptual history of Tlaquepaque is truly a story of this man’s love for beauty and perfection.  Under the influence of the lively creative arts scene in Mexico, it struck him that Sedona was a natural location for a living arts community…a village where artisans work out in full view and live on-site as well.  It worked in Mexico; it could work here.  He’d call it Tlaquepaque after the colorful Mexican city on the outskirts of Guadalajara.  Tlaquepaque is a word from the Nahuatl Native Indian language – the ancient language of the Aztecs meaning the “best of everything”.   http://www.tlaq.com/articles/history.html

Tlaq-Fountain-3 One of the courtyards and fountains in the square

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Tlaquepaq6 We visited the Oak Creek Brewery and Restaurant while we were there; the deep fried spicy dill pickles were pretty amazing for a crispy, fried start.  I recommend the pizza’s if you go and they’re Orange Blossom Beer is crazy good!!!!  Never tasted anything like it in my life!  The Tlaquepaque Village is a great place to visit especially this time of the year. You won’t be disappointed!