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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.

 

 

 

Ron Campbell

RON CAMPBELL'S BEATLES CARTOON PAINTINGS AT AREA ARTS

One day left! Open January 18

Ron Campbell, director of the 1960’s Saturday Morning Beatles Cartoon series and animator of the Beatles film Yellow Submarine will make a rare personal appearance at Area Arts Gallery,  Monday, January 16th through Wednesday, January 18th. Ron will showcase his original Beatles cartoon paintings as well as paintings of other beloved cartoon characters in which Ron was a part of throughout his 50-year career including Scooby Doo, Rugrats, Smurfs, Jetsons, Flintstones and more.  Ron will also be creating new pop art paintings while at the show. The exhibit is free and all works are available for purchase.

Area Arts Gallery, 105 Fourth Street

 

 

Breck Parkman

DIGGING OLOMPALI: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE RECENT PAST

January 19, reception at 5pm, talk at 5:30pm

Breck Parkman’s first assignment as a State Archaeologist was to inventory the cultural resources of Rancho Olompali, a brand, new 760-acre State Park in Marin County. According to Breck, one of his most important discoveries was a cultural deposit consisting of artifact-rich fire debris inside the ruins of the former Burdell Mansion. It was here that he found a virtual time capsule of hippie material culture, items that once belonged to the Grateful Dead-affiliated, Chosen Family commune, the residents of the mansion when it was destroyed by fire on February 2, 1969. This presentation describes the importance of that discovery. Click here for tickets.

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

 

 

Morrow 

COLLIN MORROW: HREINT

Exhibition opens January 20

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

 

 

Ringgold

MOIRA ROTH TALKS ABOUT FAITH RINGGOLD: FRIEND, FELLOW TRAVELER AND COLLEAUGUE

January 21, reception at 3:30, talk at 4pm

Moira Roth, who has written extensively on Faith Ringgold, as well as traveled with her to France and Morocco, will present a “picture” of Ringgold in her many roles as artist, activist, writer and performer. Click here for tickets.

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street Santa Rosa

 

 

Brubeck Brothers

THE BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET

January 21, 7:30pm

Redwood Arts presents The Brubeck Brothers Quartet! The exciting jazz group features two members of one of America's most accomplished musical families, Daniel Brubeck (drums) and Chris Brubeck (trombone & bass). Guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete this dynamic quartet. The group’s creativity, technique and improvisation can be heard in their uncompromising music, which reflects their dedication to melody, rhythm, culture and the spontaneous spirit of jazz. Purchase tickets here.

Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave.

 

 

Stanford Woodwind

THE STANFORD WOODWIND QUINTET

January 22, 4pm

"Flawless presentation...unusually gifted group
of players." - San Francisco Classical Voice
See the Stanford Woodwind Quintet in the Newman Auditorium at the Santa Rosa Junior College. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Newman Auditorium, Emeritus Hall, SRJC, 1501 Mendocino Avenue

 

 

Appraisals

Appraisals with Marcus and Rosalie Wardell and Andrea Thorin

January 28, by appointment

Did you inherit art or jewelry that you would like to know the value of? Or do you suspect that the vase that you bought at a garage sale might be from the Ming dynasty? Speculate no more and schedule yourself an appointment with appraisers Marcus and Rosalie Wardell, or if you have jewelry, with Andrea Thorin. Click here to make an appointment.

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

 

 

Picture and Fairy Tales

PICTURES AND FAIRY TALES

January 28, 7:30pm & January 29, 2pm

Sonoma County Philharmonic presents Pictures and Fairy Tales. Arrive a half-hour before each performance for maestro Gamboa’s pre-concert talk, then enjoy three pieces:
-Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite by Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)
-Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
-Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky (1839 – 1881)
Click here for tickets and more information.

SRHS Performing Arts Auditorium, 1235 Mendocino Ave

 

 

Ringgold

FAITH RINGGOLD: AN AMERICAN ARTIST

On display through January 29

Faith Ringgold: An American Artist, features storyquilts, works on paper, tankas, soft sculpture, and original illustrations. An African American artist, Ringgold is also a celebrated writer and educator.  She is professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego where she taught art from 1987 until 2002. Ringgold is the recipient of more than 75 awards including 22 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degrees.

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street

 

 

Stage Kiss

STAGE KISS

Show runs through February 5

Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with an amorous history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Stage Kiss captures Sarah Ruhl’s singular voice. It is a charming farce about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one. Click here for tickets and more information.

52 West Sixth Street

 

 

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

 

 

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