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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.

 

 

Curtis

JAMES CURTIS: "IN APPRECIATION OF LUTHER BURBANK" THE NINTH STREET MURAL SKETCH, 1979

On Display Through February 26

This exhibition showcases the final sketch for the mural "In Appreciation of Luther Burbank", which was under the 9th Street overpass for nearly 30 years. Referencing Luther Burbank’s botanical innovations, and our own Sonoma landscape, this mural captures a special moment in our history while it serves as a living document of a mural that was once an integral part of the Santa Rosa landscape. Viewing hours by appointment. Please call (707) 543-3010.

City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue

 

 

Blackmore

BUSTED BANJO ART SHOW

February 27, 6pm

Art exhibition, art raffle and music! New work by Mae Blackmore and Jessica Rassmussen plus others. Music by Bad Apple String Band, The CAprisons, the Corner Store Kids, J. McCarten, Cosmic Jam, and Joshua Spears. Art Exhibit and raffle opens at 6pm, music beigns at 7pm. MC'd by Josh Windmiller of the North Bay Hootenanny.

Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth Street

 

 

Mortified

MORTIFIED NORTH BAY!

February 27, 7:30pm

Mortified celebrates it’s FIRST EVER show in the North Bay with a collection of our most outrageous true diaries, letters, poems and lyrics all told by the adults who wrote them as teenagers! Continuing a long tradition of ANGST! Come see the funniest and most outlandish comedic/musical show you’ll find in the North Bay! $10 advance, $15 at the door.

Christy’s on the Square, 96 Old Courthouse Square

 

 

Teague

SAN FRANCISCO MONOTYPES
By Colin Teague

On Display Through February 28

Presented by My Daughter the Framer, experience Colin Teague's monoprints of the San Francisco landscape.

My Daughter the Framer, 637 4th Street (Inside Corrick's)

 

 

Cave

CAVE

March 1, 8pm
February 27 & 28 are SOLD OUT!

A forgetful creator tries to fix everything.
A morality play is cast, an escapist melodrama takes shape. A new puppet show by Emile Rosewater with a live score by Ian Shoop, CAVE is told through mask and shadow puppetry. Tickets only available at the door. Sunday night is Pay-What-You-Can seats ONLY. Thank you for supporting new work.

The Imaginists, 461 Sebastopol Avenue

 

 

Art Trails at Corrick's

SONOMA COUNTY ART TRAILS AT CORRICK'S

On Display Through March 5

The Sonoma County Art Trails proudly presents featured artists Susan Cornelis and Yvonne Giambrone-Martin. Join us at Corrick's for the opening reception including an artists' talk at 6pm, sponsored by Main Stage West. Cornelis's paintings and Giambrone-Martin's jewelry will be on view through March 5th.

Corrick's, 637 Fourth Street

 

 

 Small Works

 

SMALL WORKS SHOW- EXTENDED

On Display Through March 7

Artwork by 60 artists from Sonoma County and the Bay Area. 145 pictures, sculptures, collages, assemblage, and original prints - all smaller than 12"x12"x12". Small works at prices everyone can afford. Closing party and reception will be on Friday, March 6 in conjunction with First Friday 5-8pm. Join us for refreshments and live music!

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street

 

 

Bonnie and Clyde

BONNIE & CLYDE

Through March 15

At the height of the Great depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and the Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. This musical adaptation of their electrifying story reflects on their love, adventure and crime that captured the excited attention of an entire country. Click HERE for tickets.

6th Street Playhouse, 52 West Sixth Street

 

 

Afro-Latino

LECTURE: EARLY CALIFORNIA AFRICAN-LATIO PRESENCE

RESCHEDULED: March 19

Reception: 6pm at the Museum
Lecture: 7pm at USF Santa Rosa Campus 

Carlos Salomon will be giving a talk about early Afro-Latinos and their impact on California. Carlos is currently an Associate Professor at California State University, East Bay, in the Department of Ethnic Studies, and is the author of Pio Pico: The Last Governor of Mexican California, University of Oklahoma Press (2010). Tickets will be sold at the door. Click here to purchase tickets in advance.

Sonoma County Museum, 425 7th Street

 

 

Calabi Gallery

ART INSPIRED BY THE NATURAL WORLD

Exhibition Open Through: March 28

This exhibition encompasses a vast range of artistic interpretations from traditional landscapes and realistic depictions of flora and fauna to abstracted evocations of the artist’s emotional response to the natural world. Artists include Douglas Ballou, Warren Bellows, Holly Downing, Pamela Glasscock, Karen Green, Fran Hardy, Joyce Ertel Hulbert, Mary Jarvis, Sun Jones, Carolyn Lord, Sherrie Lovler, Lucy Martin, Isabelle Proust, Jim Spitzer, Inna Talantova and Richard Wagener. Come celebrate our first show of 2015!

Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth Street

 

 

Alison Saar

ALISON SAAR: THISTLE AND TWITCH

Exhibition Open Through: April 20

Los Angeles native Alison Saar is an internationally acclaimed sculptor whose often life-sized works are narratives of her personal and cultural identity. Collecting from a wide variety of sources-African and Haitian folklore, contemporary African-American culture, Catholicism, mythology, voodoo, and the practices of "outsider" artists, Saar constructs a visual language that is simultaneously historical and philosophical, accessible and explorative.

Sonoma County Museum, 425 7th Street

 

 

 

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

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