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 TaylorandJoanna

MONOTYPES: VARIATIONS ON A THEME AND PIT FIRED AND RAKU POTTERY

On Display Through August 26

Experience the artwork of Taylor Gutermute and Joanna Cassidy and browse the selection of artistic home goods at Corricks and My Daughter the Framer. More information HERE.  

My Daughter the Framer at Corrick's, 637 4th Street

 

 

 

Summer Lab

SUMMER LAB

August 28, 5pm

Join fellow entrepreneurs, professionals and dreamers as we deepen our connection to one another through creative activities, funky music, food and drink! Participants will connect with themselves and strangers all while growing a community of fellow creatives. Alexa Cole and Daniel Weinzveg will lead activities, facilitate meaningful dialogue and encourage your creative powers, all over a delicious, local meal. Click HERE for tickets.

6th Street Playhouse, 52 W 6th Street

 

 

 

Shakespeare in the Cannery

SHAKESPEARE IN THE CANNERY: THE PLOT AGAINST SHAKESPEARE

Run Extended! Now through September 3

The second half of the summer season opens on August 12 with the World Premiere of The Plot Against Shakespeare, a new play by Sonoma County playwright, David Beckman. Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets. Gates open at 5pm and show time is 7pm.

Shakespeare in the Cannery, 3 W. 3rd Street *Please note: entrance is via the Sixth Street Playhouse parking lot at 52 W. 6th St (no parking in lot, street parking only except for ADA).

 

 

FLIGHT

FLIGHT: PAINTINGS, SCULTPTURES, & EXPRESSIONS FROM BAY AREA ARTISTS

On Display September 1-October 8

Flight is a show of original paintings, sculptures, photos and prints by Sonoma County and Bay Area artists. The theme of Flight has inspired artists throughout the ages. The sky is where the fanciful and reality intersect, where angels, insects, kites, jumbo jets and the imagination all take wing. Reception September 9, 5-7pm. Click HERE for more info.

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street

 

 

MakerMingle

 

 

MEET THE MAKER MINGLE

September 2, 5-7pm

Join us for downtown's First Friday art walk, September 2nd, 5-7pm at our Fresh Friday Market and Meet the Maker Mingle. It's a great way to meet local makers and get inspired by everyone's creativity. We feature several makers each month, have fresh veggies, flowers and herbs, plus enjoy snacks and wine while you mingle. Mark your calendar. For more information, click HERE.

Made Local Marketplace, 529 4th Street

 

 

Guitars

MEDIEVAL TO METAL: THE ART & EVOLUTION OF THE GUITAR

On Display Through September 4

This traveling exhibition is organized by the National Guitar Museum. On display are approximately 40 instruments ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative. This exhibition explores all facets of the world’s most popular instrument, from its history as an instrument of popular culture over the past four hundred years to modern efforts to reinvent the guitar with different materials, shapes, and approaches to design. Exhibit on display through September 4. Attend a talk about guitars on June 30.

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 7th Street

 

 

Harvester

 

 

 

HARVESTER: A CONVERSATION WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER

On Display through September 17

The Photo Series by Erik Castro brings viewers face to face with the migrant workers of Sonoma County’s wine industry. Focused purely on the face, each worker is photographed in the relaxed moment after he or she completes a harvest pick. It’s a powerful visual story with each face its own personal narrative. 

Christie Marks Fine Art Gallery, 312 South A Street, Ste. 7

 

 

AnimalCracker

ANIMAL CRACKERS

Through September 18

ANIMAL CRACKERS is the hallmark of the Marx Brothers’ brand of theatrical lunacy, lovingly revived on the 6th Street Playhouse stage by Artistic Director, Craig A. Miller.  Check your rationality at the door, because disorder IS the order of the evening, and lowbrow humor IS its high calling, as we revel in the antics of Captain Spalding (Groucho), The Professor (Harpo) and Mr. Ravelli (Chico) and company at Mrs. Rittenhouse's ritzy weekend gathering. Join us for a Champagne Toast in the lobby following the opening night performance and meet the cast! *Sponsored by Korbel California Champagne*  Learn more about show times HERE.  

6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. 6th Street

 

 

Nude Photography Exhibit

EXPOSURE: THE FEMALE NUDE IN PHOTOGRAPHY

On Display through September 25

Join us for an evening of photography and music at our opening reception for Exposure: The Female Nude in Photography. Sonoma Strings, light refreshments, and cash bar. Click here to purchase tickets and for more info.

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street

 

 

 

PuppetSpinster

 

TROMPIN MANKINS

On Display through Oct 31

Come enjoy a showcase of papier-mache at Spinster Sisters. The works in the display have been used to adorn parade-goers and will deck the walls of the restaurant through October.

Spinster Sisters, 401 S. A 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
Download HERE Adobe

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