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NEWS & EVENTS:

Shuffle's Ice Cream Shoppe

OPEN MIC NIGHT

September 2, 7:30pm

Shuffle's Magical Ice Cream Shoppe will host an open mic every Wednesday night we are open to all types of acts to come on stage. We ask that it's family appropriate and we are looking for 5-8 min of stage time per act. Come down and bring your friends and family to see you on stage doing what you love!

Shuffle's Magical Ice Cream Shoppe, 528 7th Street

 

 

First Friday

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK

September 4, 5-7pm

All downtown Santa Rosa art galleries and studios are open for the monthly First Friday event. Participating galleries: In the downtown center: The Art Trails Gallery at Corricks, Calabi Gallery, and Annex Gallery. In SOFA- the South A Street Arts District (5-8pm): Chroma Gallery, Christie Marks Gallery, studios at 312 S. A and Backstreet Studios. Free musical entertainment in the garden behind Chroma Gallery.

Various Downtown Galleries 

 

 

Art Trails at Corrick's

ART TRAILS GROUP SHOW AT CORRICK'S

Meet the Artists: September 4, 5-7pm
 
Corrick's is taking September to celebrate all of the Art Trails participants whose work currently graces their gallery. With the kind support of the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, the Meet the Artists event during the First Friday of September, will feature work by 30+ Art Trails artists who are looking forward to October's annual Open Studios event. Join Corrick's in honoring our talented neighbors and friends, who are working hard to bring magnificent beauty to this county!

Corrick's, 637 Fourth Street

 

 

 

Study of Vermeer

SATURDAY MORNING PAINTING CLASS

Classes begin: September 5, 11am-1pm

Each week in September we will be: Painting Portraits Inspired by the Masters. Much can be learned by studying and copying the paintings of the great masters. You will choose the painting that you wish to paint and get individual coaching and personal step-by-step instructions for your project in either acrylics or oils. Classes will be taught by Simmon Factor on Saturdays, 11am-1pm. $30/class or $100 for 4 classes. Register at Chroma Gallery or email info@chromagallery.net.

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street

 

 

 

Throop

THE LION-FOR-REAL

Opening Reception: September 5, 6pm

Local artist and graphic designer Kristen Throop announced her newest painting series – “The lion-for-real." Inspired by her love of old Technicolor movies, the series features gouache paintings in cyan (blue), magenta, and yellow, digitally layered to mimic the iconic motion picture process. Throop’s show launches on the heels of Technicolor’s 100th Anniversary. On opening night at sundown, the exhibit will feature a montage of clips from Hollywood’s beloved Technicolor film era.

Backstreet Gallery, 461 Sebastopol Avenue

 

 

Simmon Factor

LIKE NOTHING SEEN BEFORE

On Display Through September 13

Unique to Santa Rosa, Chroma Gallery continues to feature original contemporary art from local and Bay Area artists. Like Nothing Seen Before features mixed-media artwork made from virtually any object with the potential to inspire the creative mind such as photos, books, bicycles, Tarot cards, esoterica and ephemera. By cutting, painting and assembling, the artists have made art that is original, fresh, transgressive and challenging.

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street

 

 

Williams

SLANG AESTHETICS! THE ART OF ROBERT WILLIAMS 

On Display Through September 20

Robert Williams is widely upheld as the godfather of the low brow and pop surrealist art movements, and with as much frequency denigrated as an irreverent iconoclast among the arbiters of “high” art. As both patriarch and outlaw, Williams’ enduring influence on the New Contemporary movement is undeniable.

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street

 

 

Wizard of OZ

WIZARD OF OZ

Show Runs Through September 20

After a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of OZ, young Dorothy Gale teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to find the mighty Wizard of Oz who can send her home. Click here for schedule and tickets.

6th Street Playhouse, 52 West Sixth Street

 

 

 

Chroma Gallery

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Drop off submissions: September 26, 11am-4pm, or September 27, 11am-2pm

Corners of the Mouth: The Art of Nourishment. Artwork based on food, drink and other forms of nourishment. Exhibition Dates: October 1-November 14 (SOFA Winterblast). "The Corners of the Mouth. Perseverance brings good fortune. Pay heed to the providing of nourishment and to what one seeks to fill the mouth with". ~I Ching. For further information and entries forms click here.

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street

 

 

Ocean Art

AN OCEAN OVER ME, LET TIME FORGET
featuring works by artist Damon Davies

On Display Through September 30

Damon has worked for Sally Baker at My Daughter The Framer for 12 years and has been a framer for 20+ years. Damon began designing and building sculptures and 3D models at a young age. His art is greatly influenced by his time living in Japan and contains themes of both future and fantasy. Aviation and aquatic elements can also be found in his artwork.

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

 

 

Chastain

 

MARCIA CHASTAIN: ART ENCHANTMENT

On Display Through October 8

Marcia Chastain is an artist specializing in oils, navigating through the academic, impressionist and modern styles merging the American and Brazilian cultures in her artwork. She is fascinated by colors and the magic possible when faced with a blank canvas and tubes of colorful paint for expressing the essence of her soul.  The result of viewing her artwork is a delightful and enchanting experience for the connoisseur as well as the general observer.

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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