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ART IN PUBLIC PLACES COMMITTEE

The City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on the Art in Public Places Committee.

For more information regarding the City’s boards, commissions and committees and to apply online, please click HERE, or call (707) 543-3015. Applicants must be registered voters of the City of Santa Rosa.

Interested persons are encouraged to apply by 5pm, Monday, June 6, 2016.

 

 

Art of Music

THE ART OF MUSIC

Reception: June 3, 3pm

This show includes current interpretations, as well as artistic representations of musicians both naturalistic and symbolic. In connection with The Art of Music, Chroma Gallery presents a series of live music events at the gallery and backyard concert area from 4-6pm: June 18 KRCB Backyard Concert featuring Wendy DeWitt & Kirk Harwood; July 2 Lindalou and Michael Ryge and friends; July 8 The Richard Heinberg Trio; July 16 KRCB Backyard Concert featuring the Bootleg Honeys. Exhibit on display through July 24.

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street

 

 

Maria de Los Angeles

MARIA DE LOS ANGELES

On Display Through June 2

Maria de Los Angeles’ subject matter explores the immigrant’s experience; the conflict between imagined dreams and the reality of the undocumented alien’s life. With spring colors, washes of pinks, and an inherent desire to make beautiful images of those who sleep, are voiceless, in silence, in fear, and are waiting for change, de Los Angeles paints vignettes of bodies, landscapes, and border patrols. On display through June 2.

City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue

firstfridayartwalk

SOFA FIRST FRIDAY ART WALKS

Next Date Friday June 3rd

Visit the SofA District on the First Friday of every month 5-8pm, for open studio art walk. Stroll between the art studios and galleries, chat with the artists, and enjoy refreshments and live music. Start at the intersection of South A street and Sebastopol Ave, next to Juilliard Park. Click here for more details.

 

 

 

My Fair Lady

MY FAIR LADY

Show Runs Through June 5

The musical by which all others are measured!  Based on Shaw’s play and Pascal’s movie “Pygmalion,” with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, My Fair Lady is triumphant.  With “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?”,” With a Little Bit of Luck”,” The Rain in Spain”, “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “On the Street Where You Live”, “Get Me to the Church on Time” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” it’s no wonder everyone — not just Henry Higgins — falls in love with Eliza Doolittle. Click here for tickets.

6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. 6th Street 

 

 

Elliott

BARBARA ELLIOTT: SELECTED WORKS

On Display Through June 18

Elliott’s work is contemporary yet nostalgic as if coated with attic dust. One senses a haunting humor while recognizing an understated elegance. Her subject is always the human form, whether alive or inanimate. She photographs old dolls weathered by time, mannequins missing limbs, or live female models wrapped in spiraling cellophane. Her photographs of dolls seem to come alive while living beings seem to be suspended in time.

Christie Marks Fine Art Gallery, 312 South A Street, Suite #7

 

 

James Ford Grant

JAMES FORD GRANT AT CALABI GALLERY

On Display Through July 2

Calabi Gallery will be exhibiting mixed media sculptures, acrylic paintings with mixed media materials on canvas and panels, digital monoprints and photographs by James Ford Grant. In addition, a wide array of artwork will also be on display from the gallery collection including antique, modern and contemporary inventory in all mediums. Please join us for an opening reception on Saturday, May 7th from 4-7pm. Refreshments and light bites will be served for your enjoyment.

Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth Street

 

 

Artspace

ARTSPACE AND CITY OF SANTA ROSA MARKET SURVEY

Attention all artists & creatives! Imagine an affordable mixed-use live/work project for artists & creatives of all disciplines. You can help bring creative space to Santa Rosa - Please take and share our survey to provide input: http://www.srcity.org/Artspace

 

 

Bud Snow

PUBLIC ART MASTER PLAN ADOPTED
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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.

 

 

 

Street Performer

STREET PERFORMER PERMIT

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

WHAT IS THE ARTS DISTRICT?

Since the 1990s, the City of Santa Rosa has strived to build a thriving public art program. In recent years, these efforts have paid off with tremendous successes, including the creation of the Santa Rosa Arts District.

Since 2006, Downtown Santa Rosa has been a designated Arts District. The community is encouraged to bring art and cultural events to the district, benefiting the area and the entire region.

The goal of the Arts District is to create a beautiful and inspiring destination that maximizes the public’s opportunities to experience art.

On June 2, 2009, the City Council adopted the City of Santa Rosa Arts District Business Plan. Approved by the Art in Public Places Committee in May 2008, the Business Plan identifies and assesses Santa Rosa’s current art and cultural assets and maps out steps which can be taken to develop a rich and vibrant Arts District downtown. It addresses how the Arts District can support itself in the coming years and provides concrete action steps for meeting these goals.

Executive Summary PDF

Complete Business Plan PDF (4MB)

Arts in Santa Rosa Report 11/06 PDF

Arts District Progress Report 12/07PDF

Arts District Phase I Accomplishments & Phase II Focus PDF

The Arts District lies in the area bordered by College Avenue and Bennett Valley Road, and Brookwood Avenue and west of Railroad Square. Click here for a mapPDF.

With venues like Courthouse and Railroad Squares, Juilliard Park, Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, SOFA District and The Sonoma County Museum, a wide range of arts and cultural experiences will celebrate the full spectrum of arts media and expressions. The goal of the Arts District is to create a beautiful and inspiring destination that maximizes the public’s opportunities to experience art.

The Arts District is overseen by the Recreation & Parks Department and the Art in Public Places Committee. Click here to find other Art in Public Places programs, like the Civic Artwalk, public sculpture installations and more!

 

 CONTACT US

Tara Thompson
Arts Coordinator
(707) 543-4512 
tthompson@srcity.org

 Downtown Art Links