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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 opportunites through the Art Exhibition Program, the National Arts Program, Art in Public Places Projects 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:

Live at Juilliard Concert Series 

 Art Exhibitions

Arts District


 Art in Public Places

Public Art in Private Development


Council Chambers Art

Are you an artist in Sonoma or Marin County?

The City of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks Department sponsors art exhibitions at the City Hall Council Chambers, Finley Community Center and Steele Lane Community Center. Applications are accepted on a continuing basis. Interested artists can apply by submitting an application, available in person at either the Steele Lane Community Center or Finley Community Center or online here PDF.

For more information, please contact Madalyn Berg at mberg@srcity.org or (707) 543-4674



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City of Santa Rosa’s Art in Public Places Program Awarded NEA Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announces 80 Our Town grant awards totaling $4.995 million and reaching 44 states and the District of Columbia.  The City of Santa Rosa’s Arts Program is one of the grantees and will receive $50,000 to fund the development of a Public Art Master Plan. The full press release is available HERE.



 Spirit of the Man   THE SPIRIT OF THE MAN

Open Daily 11am-5pm
On Display through May, 2014

The Spirit of the Man is an exciting new sculpture exhibition at Paradise Ridge Winery. This yearlong show features 36 major works by sculptors based locally and throughout the United States.

More than an art exhibition, The Spirit of the Man honors artist and art patron Al Voigt, cofounder of the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation, who passed away in 2011. Al’s generosity and artistic vision are widely recognized for boosting the quality and quantity of public art in Northern California. The show will include significant works by world-renowned sculptors centered on three genres: modern abstract; contemporary post modern; and work created for Black Rock City in the Nevada desert. Click here for the full press release.

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 Matheny-Schuster
Arts Coordinator
(707) 543-4512

Madalyn Berg
Arts Specialist
(707) 543-4674