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NEWS & EVENTS:

Call for Artists

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: METER MADE

Application Deadline: July 7

The Public Art Program is seeking an artist to design and implement a permanent public art project in a streetscape location. This public art opportunity is for one artist or team of artists to create a large-scale sculpture using recycled parking meters. For more information on this project and how to submit your qualifications, please click HERE.

 

 

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FOREVER PLAID

Opening Night June 24, 8pm 

Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who shared a love for great music, got together to become their idols - The Four Freshmen, The Hi-Lo's and The Crew Cuts – and they became "Forever Plaid". At the seemingly tragic moment when their careers and lives end, that is when the story of Forever Plaid begins.  For more information and tickets, click HERE. Continues through July 17.

6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. 6th Street

 

 

Guitar Talk

GUITAR TALKS: LOCAL GUITAR MAKERS

June 30, 6:30-8:30pm

Tom Ribbecke, who is a master luthier, will moderate a discussion with veteran guitar makers Steve Klein, Larry Robinson, and Harry Fleishman and the next generation of guitar makers Frankie Sousa and Maegen Wells as they talk about woodworking, music, and building guitars. Members $10, Non-members $15. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 7th Street

 

 

Shakespeare in the Cannery

SHAKESPEARE IN THE CANNERY: MACBETH

Opens July 1, 7pm

Brilliantly Directed by David Lear, the Shakespeare in the Cannery season opens with the classic Shakespearean play, Macbeth. During the second half of the summer season, the World Premiere of The Plot Against Shakespeare will delight audiences. 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).

 

 

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

 

 

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LIVE AT JUILLIARD: THE LUCKY LOSERS

July 3, 5-7pm

Kick off the summer concert series with The Lucky Losers' energetic Blues and R&B. There’s no better way to spend your summer Sunday evenings than enjoying music, food and fun at Live at Juilliard! Now celebrating its 23rd season, this FREE concert series brings some of the Bay Area’s finest bands to Juilliard Park. Pack a picnic or purchase food from one of our tasty vendors. Continues through August 14 with a different band each week. Click HERE for more info.

Juilliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Avenue

 

 

Imaginists Kick Off Fundraiser

KICK-OFF FUNDRAISER FOR 2016 ART IS MEDICINE SHOW

July 8, 7pm

Celebrating 8 years of free, bilingual, bicycle-powered theatre! This July, the Imaginists will tour a re-imagined adaptation of Pedro Calderon's classic Life is a Dream/ La vida es sueño. All proceeds from our fundraiser support the 2016 tour. Click HERE for tickets. Sliding Scale $5 - $25.

The Imaginsits, 461 Sebastopol Avenue

 

 

Midsummer Tea

MIDSUMMER GARDEN TEA

July 16, 1-3pm

Join us in the Memorial Garden at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens for an afternoon tea and silent auction, featuring a hat contest and table decoration judging. Music by Song of Sonoma Chorus. Tickets are $50. Proceeds support LBH&G's educational programs and SOS's trip to International Competition. Tickets can be ordered online, or by calling (707) 524-5445.

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, Santa Rosa & Sonoma Avenues

 

 

Tom Holland artwork

TOM HOLLAND: FIVE DECADES OF ART

On Display Through July 24

Five Decades of Art is the first major retrospective of Holland’s career and features approximately fifty pieces dating from the 1950s to 2016.  Holland’s unique style utilizes simple materials like fiberglass and aluminum and a lustrous application of epoxy paint to achieve depth, light, reflection and shadow.

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 425 7th Street

 

 

 

Corrick's June 3

WARREN ARNOLD & MARSHA CONNELL

On Display through July 30

The Gallery at Corrick's is proud to feature sculptor Warren Arnold and painter Marsha Connell throughout both June and July. Marsha will be showing new paintings of hers, with expressive garden scenes, both wild and domestic. We are excited to introduce Warren to the Gallery for the first time; he will be showing a wide variety of his fine sculpting!

Art Trails Gallery at Corrick's, 637 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

 

 

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

 

 

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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