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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.

 

 

Warhol

JENNIFER BETHKE: POP ARTISTS AND ICONIC IMAGERY

April 23

6pm Meet-the-speaker Reception
7pm Lecture

Jennifer Bethke is an art historian and freelance curator, who teaches art history at Sonoma State University. She specializes in modern art, though she has written on subjects as wide-ranging as contemporary landscape painting and the history of photography. In her talk, Jennifer Bethke, will explore the pop artists represented in the current exhibit. She will discuss the use of American iconic imagery in their art and will briefly touch on recent related artistic developments. Click here for tickets.

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street

 

 

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ANGELA HUNTER GEISS: 113 MANDALA JOURNEY

On Display Through April 23

Angela Hunter Geiss began drawing the Mandala as a creative, meditative outlet. Creating meditation mandalas is her art therapy. Some colors schemes are derived directly from chakra clearing visualizations, some are patterned and colored after nature and Mother Earth and some simply emerge through her as she paints. Viewing hours by appointment. Please call (707) 543-3010.

City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue

 

 

Redwood Chorale

CALIFORNIA REDWOOD CHORALE

April 24 & 25, 8pm

The California Redwood Chorale, directed by Robert Hazelrigg, is a 50-voice choir that is based in the Bay Area. During our April concert series, the featured work is John Rutter’s sublime “Requiem”, with piano, cello, and oboe. Additional repertoire includes American music and film music such as: “Cindy” for double choir and 4-hand piano, “Gabriel’s Oboe” from the film “The Mission”, “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho”, “Wade in the Water”, and a special appearance by the 8-member singing sensation, the Tangents. Tickets are in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com (California Redwood Chorale) or at the door. $20

Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Avenue

 

 

Downing

HOLLY DOWNING "SMALL MEZZOTINTS"

On Display Through April 26

My Daughter the Framer, inside Corrick's, presents this exciting new show of Holly Downing's work. For more information on Holly Downing's exhibit, call (707) 542-3599.

My Daughter the Framer, 637 Fourth Street

 

 

Adams

ART TRAILS: LUCY MARTIN & VALORIE ADAMS

On Display Through April 30

The ART Trails Gallery at Corrick's proudly presents glass artist Valorie Adams and painter Lucy Martin.

Corrick's, 637 Fourth Street

 

 

Shinga Shell

SHINGA SHELL: ABSTRACT PAINTINGS

On Display April 8 - May 10

Chroma Gallery inaugurates Emerging Artists, a new series to promote undiscovered artists deserving gallery exposure. Our first show features the vibrant abstract paintings of Sonoma County artist Shinga Shell. In her work, graphic marks and icons overlay brilliant fields of color. Some of the paintings are contemporary echoes of the raw street art of Jean-Michael Basquiat.

Chroma Gallery, 312 S. A Street

 

 

LOVE

ANDY WARHOL TO KARA WALKER: PICTURING THE ICONIC

On Display April 12 - May 24

From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation. A selection of prints from the 1960s through the present focusing on the concept of the "iconic." This collection features work by Pop icons Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Jasper Johns, and Ed Ruscha, as well as by a selection of major contemporary artists including Bruce Nauman, Enrique Chagoya, Jeff Koons, Kara Walker, Lorna Simpson, John Baldessari and many others.

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 511 B Street

 

 

Michael Ramos

SPRING SELECTION ART EXHIBITION

On Display April 16 - May 30

Spring Selection features contemporary artists Michael Ramos, Alejandro Salazar, Jim Spitzer, and Christian Velastegui as well as many others. The gallery will continue to display a portion of our previous exhibition with additional selections of unusual antique, modern and contemporary artworks from our collection. We hope to see you there!

Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth 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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