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Live at Juilliard

LIVE AT JUILLIARD CONCERT SERIES

Now accepting band submissions for the 2017 Live at Juilliard concert series. Deadline to apply for consideration is March 6. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

Sonoma County Museum

MORRIS TURNER: THE VOTAW COLONY & OTHER AFRICAN-AMERICAN SETTLEMENTS IN KANSAS

February 23, reception at 5pm, talk at 5:30pm

The Votaw Colony of Kansas was established by former enslaved Africans with the support of a white Quaker, Daniel Votaw. Descendants of this historic African-American settlement were re-connected through the efforts of California researchers Nat Fitz and Morris Turner.  Although the colony was only in existence for about 10 years, it represented a beacon of hope and independence for thousands of formerly enslaved Africans, not only in Kansas but throughout the United States. Click here for details.

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

 

 

Little Night Music

LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

Show opens February 24, 8pm

Winner of four Tony Awards, this is a musical work that has forever entranced the world of theatre.  Set in 1900 Sweden, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. Both men -- as well as their jealous wives -- agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises. Click here for more details.

6th Street Playhouse, 52 West Sixth Street

 

 

Buyer & Celler

BUYER & CELLAR

Show extended through February 26

Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of beloved megastar, Barbara Streisand. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous, one-man comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Click here for tickets.

6th Street Playhouse, 52 West Sixth Street 

 

 

Rabinowitsh

LYNNIE RABINOWITSH

Exhibition open through February 28

Paintings by Lynnie Rabinowitsh on display at SoCo Coffee for the month of February.

SoCo Coffee, 1015 4th Street

 

 

Morrow 

COLLIN MORROW: HREINT

Exhibition open through March 9

Collin Morrow is a photographer based in Santa Rosa. Born and raised in Sonoma County, Collin has always gravitated towards nature for his inspiration. In the beginning of the summer of 2016, he left to explore the country of Iceland and produced this body of work. The title, Hreint, is the Icelandic word for pure. This collection of work is a chance to experience Iceland’s epic and diverse landscapes as well as the life around it. Collin was profiled in The Bohemian last year, and recently finished an art instillation in Healdsburg. Learn more at www.collinmorrow.com

City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue

 

 

Calabi Gallery

 

WE SHALL OVERCOME: ART OF DEFIANCE & RESISTANCE TO ILLICIT GOVERNANCE & CORPORATE MALFEASANCE 

Exhibition open through March 18

This exhibition features works of art in all media which refer to power gone wrong and other social maladies, spanning a period from 1853 to 2017. While the current political climate was obviously a catalyst for the show, it seemed important to look at the current fascistic situation in the context of the historically perpetual struggle of the people versus the power elite.  

Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth

 

 

The Beat Goes On

THE BEAT GOES ON: PEACE, LOVE AND ROCK 'N' ROLL IN THE NORTH BAY

On display through April 2

The late 1960s was as volatile a time in music as it was in the rest of society. Music of the counterculture, psychedelic rock and hippie anthems, grabbed headlines across the country. Music became part of the national conversation about youth, free love, drugs, and rebellion. The Beat Goes On features rock posters, artifacts and images that trace the influences of music, counterculture and rebellion in the North Bay Area - beyond the limits of San Francisco and the Haight Ashbury district.

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

 

 

Marc Katano

OUTSIDE VOICE: TARP PAINTINGS BY MARC KATANO

Exhibition open through April 30

Painter Marc Katano debuts his most recent series of signature abstractions on 9 x 12 foot canvas tarps. A half dozen painted tarps stretch across the gallery walls, punctuating the exhibition space with gestural marks of black acrylic and ink. Exhibited alongside works on handmade Nepalese paper, Katano's paintings are about mark making and may remind the viewer of the visual language of Japanese kanji, based on Chinese characters. Katano expands his meditative practice of painting by scaling his work beyond the human body. Click here for more information.

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B 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