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NEWS & EVENTS:

2X4 Lecture Series

2X4 LECTURE SERIES

February 11, 6pm

AIA Redwood Empire. Why do they do what they do? Jeff McGrew and Jillian Northrup founded a unique and pioneering design build team that is a mashup of architects, designers, artists, builders, and fabricators. Together this group creates beautiful and inspiring installations for their clients. Join us to hear more from Jeff about this fascinating group of talented individuals. This event is free and refreshments will be provided. 

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street

 

 

Swarthout

CLARK SWARTHOUT: DRAWINGS
                                         
On Display Through February 12

Clark Swarthout was born and raised in San Francisco, and has been a Santa Rosa resident for 23 years. After a 40 year career as a Licensed Navigation Watch Officer on American Merchant Ships, he has been drawing for the last three years. He hopes to capture the moment of imagination: therefore, sometimes the irrational, improbable or impossible. Call (707) 543-3010 for viewing hours.

City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 10
 

 

 

From Russia With Love

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

Show Runs Through February 14

From the playwright who brought us The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, and The Seagull comes a one-two punch of silly and salacious romantic comedies about love, romance, and marriage! A great, Russian visit to the heart! Click here for tickets.

6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth Street

 

 

Chamber Concert Series

IAN SWENSEN & JEFFREY LADEUR, DYNAMIC & DIVERSE

February 21, 4pm

Join us for this installment of the 2015-16 Santa Rosa chamber concert series. This will be in the Newman Auditorium, of the Emeritus Hall, on the Santa Rosa Junior College Campus. Tickets are available at the door or click here
For more information contact Community Education at 707-527-4582.
 

Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Avenue

 

 

Running Fence

RUNNING FENCE: 40 YEARS POST OPENING RECEPTION


February 21, 4-6pm

This event is $15 for general admission and free for members. Join us for a DJ, and appetizers. Click here for tickets and more information.

Museums of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

 

 

Zimmerman/Hoting

A DIFFERENT WAY OF EXPRESSION

Exhibition Open Through February 28

Local artists, Michelle Hoting (jewelry) and Abigail Zimmerman (oil painting) share how they express their love of Sonoma in their joint show, A Different Way of Expression: A Celebration of Sonoma County, benefiting Sonoma Land Trust, at the Art Trails Gallery at Corrick's. Click here for more information.

Art Trails Gallery at Corrick's, 637 Fourth Street

 

 

Small Works Show

SMALL WORKS AT CHROMA

Exhibition Open Through: March 5

Our most popular show of the year, Small Works is a non-juried show of work limited in size to 12"x12"x12", or having a surface area no larger than 144 square inches, including frame. Show dates are February 4-March 5, with an Artist Reception on February 5, 5-8pm, which coincides with the SOFA District First Friday Artwalk.

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street

 

 

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SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR LIVE AT JUILLIARD

Live at Juilliard is a free, family-friendly concert series that takes place in Juilliard Park in Downtown Santa Rosa on Sundays during the summer, drawing a wide cross-section of the community. We are seeking submissions from musicians to perform in our 2016 season.

Click here for more information and to download an application.

Applications are due before 5pm March 7th, 2016.

 

 

Public Art

SELECTED PROJECTS FOR DOWNTOWN CONNECT

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is excited to announce the projects selected for Downtown Connect, a public art opportunity in Downtown Santa Rosa. This is the kick-off project for work identified in the newly adopted Santa Rosa Public Art Master Plan. The selected proposals include murals, tile installations and solar-powered sculpture. Click here for more information.

 

 

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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