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Welcome to the City of Santa Rosa's
Arts Program! 

Arts and Culture programming for the City of Santa Rosa includes many exciting possibilities for artists and community members alike. Artists are encouraged to take advantage of numerous exhibition opportunities through the Art Exhibition Program, the National Arts Program, Art in Public Places Program and the Arts District. The community is invited to participate in art receptions, musical and theatrical performances, festivals and other events. Here are some of the programs we offer:

 Art Exhibitions

Arts District

Public Art Master Plan 

 Art in Public Places

Live at Juilliard Concert Series 

Public Art in Private Development


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After nearly 3 years of development including securing an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Santa Rosa City Council unanimously adopted The Santa Rosa Public Art Master Plan on February 24, 2015. For more information about the development of the plan, click HERE or contact Arts Coordinator Tara Thompson at (707) 543-4512, or tthompson@srcity.org.



National Arts Program

Artists Reception & Awards Ceremony

March 1, 3-5pm

Finley Community Center
2060 W. College Avenue

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks in conjunction with the National Arts Program is proud to present the 12th annual National Arts Program Exhibition and Competition, providing local artists of all ages with a forum to showcase their artistic accomplishments. Join us at the Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony on March 1 from 3-5pm. Enjoy live music and refreshments while viewing 200 artworks by Santa Rosa residents and City employees.

For more information, please contact Jessica Rasmussen at jrasmussen@srcity.org or (707) 543-4674.



20@20 Sculpture Show

20 @ 20
Special Sculpture Exhibition

Through May, 2015

Join us as we help Paradise Ridge Winery salute its 20th anniversary with 20 works of art that celebrate sculpture. The exhibition, presented by the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation, includes an exciting group of emerging artists along with a core group of established artists. It’s a new presentation of diverse works that opens June 22 and runs through May 2015. Click HERE to learn more.

Paradise Ridge Winery,
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive




Street Performer  


In 2010, the Santa Rosa City Council approved a new ordinance permitting Street Performers in Santa Rosa!

The ordinance is now in effect. Permit applications are available online and at the Finley Community Center. Permits are free, and you must apply in person at the Finley Community Center with a photo ID.

Application for Street Performer Permit
Guidelines and Information
Street Performers Ordinance  


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Tara Thompson
Arts Coordinator
(707) 543-4512 

Jessica Rasmussen
Arts Specialist
(707) 543-4674