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 Guitar Talks

GUITAR TALKS: LOCAL GUITAR PLAYERS II

July 21, 6-8:30pm

Guitars span over several musical genres. For this program we will talk to rock musicians Tom Ribbecke, Bobby Vega and Larry Otis about their experiences on the rock'n roll stage. Join us on July 21, as our moderator talks with them about the guitars they play and their music. Members: $10, Nonmembers: $15. Click HERE to purchase tickets and for more info.

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 7th Street

 

 

Shakespeare in the Cannery

SHAKESPEARE IN THE CANNERY: MACBETH

Final Weekend of Macbeth: July 21-23

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).

 

 

Matthew Mendonsa

SATURDAY BLUES WITH MATTHEW MENDONSA

July 23, 2-4pm

For our visitors' enjoyment we have music by Matthew Mendonsa who will play blues guitar. Mr. Mendonsa is also very knowledgeable about guitars and can answer any questions you may have about the Medieval to Metal exhibition. Free with admission. Pre-registration is not needed.

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 7th Street

 

 

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LIVE AT JUILLIARD: DRIFTIING SOUTH

July 24, 5-7pm

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

 

 

 ChopsParty

CHOP'S ART GALA 

July 28,  5-7pm

A side by side artists series celebrating the artwork made by young adults during  summer programs at Chop's Teen Club. The Gala includes a juried art show featuring judges and teaching artists. Enjoy appetizers prepared by our Chop's Catering Crew and music provided by the Chop's Jam Band. Click HERE to purchase tickets or learn more.

Chop's Teen Club, 509 Adams 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

 

 

Tom Holland artwork

TOM HOLLAND: FIVE DECADES OF ART

EXTENDED! On Display Through July 31

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

 

 

Imaginists Kick Off Fundraiser

ART IS MEDICINE SHOW

On Tour Through July 31

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. FREE. Click HERE to view the full schedule and locations.

 

 

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ACOUSTIC HOUSE CONCERT

July 31, 2-5pm

Hugh Shacklett’s The Perfect Crime including George Inskeep and Steve Della Maggiora, with Kevin Russell and Friends including Markie Sanders, Michael Stadler and Cori Wood will be performing live at Calabi Gallery. Doors will open at 1pm and telephone reservations are required as seating is very limited. Click HERE to learn more.

Calabi Gallery, 456 10th Street

 

 

ArtwalkAugust

SOFA ARTWALK

August 5, 11am-5pm

The 6th annual SOFA ArtWalk takes place in Santa Rosa’s SOFA Arts District. The event features fine art and crafts for sale in a variety of styles and media including painting, photography, sculpture, and more. This is a unique opportunity to experience this energetic arts community in downtown Santa Rosa. Learn more HERE.

SOFA District, South A Street & Sebastopol Avenue

 

 

 

 

Party for Art

ARTSTART PARTY FOR ART

August 5, 6-10pm

ArtStart’s annual fundraiser (and party!) celebrates the end of their summer arts program. Summer Program Apprenctices produce artworks that are for sale and for auction, alongside artwork by professional artists. To learn more or purchase tickets, click HERE.

Artstart, 716 Bennet Valley Road

 

 

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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

 

 

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