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Perlman and Kemp

MARK PERLMAN & KURT KEMP TALK

February 4, 6:30pm

For over 30 years, Kurt Kemp and Mark Perlman have been collaborating and pursuing their own careers simultaneously during their tenure at Sonoma State University. In addition to exhibiting their own works, they have combined their aesthetics to build a third hybrid of mixed media works encompassing the two bodies of work. During this talk they will discuss their collaborative efforts and what it is like to work together. Meet-the-Speakers Reception at 6:30, lecture begins at 7pm. Purchase tickets here.

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

 

 

Zimmerman/Hoting

A DIFFERENT WAY OF EXPRESSION

Meet the Artists: February 5, 5-7pm

Local artists, Michelle Hoting (jewelry) and Abigail Zimmerman (oil painting) share how they express their love of Sonoma in their joint show, A Different Way of Expression: A Celebration of Sonoma County, benefiting Sonoma Land Trust, at the Art Trails Gallery at Corrick's. Click here for more information.

Art Trails Gallery at Corrick's, 637 Fourth Street

 

 

First Friday Artwalk

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK

February 5, 5-8pm

Downtown Santa Rosa art galleries and studios are open for the monthly First Friday event. Participating galleries include (Open 5-7pm): The Art Trails Gallery at Corricks, City Hall Gallery, and Annex Gallery. (Open 5-8pm): Calabi Gallery, Chroma Gallery, Christie Marks Gallery, Brew Coffee and Beer, studios at 312 S. A and Backstreet Studios. Free musical entertainment in the garden behind Chroma Gallery.

Various Downtown Galleries

 

 

Small Works

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK: SMALL WORKS ON SOUTH A STREET

February 5, 5-8pm

This Open Studio event will showcase new small works by artists on A Street alongside their ongoing bodies of work. Small Works are generally defined as being under 12″ in any dimension. The Small Works show in winter has been a tradition with the artists of SOFA for over ten years. Stroll the art studios and see the huge creativity of local artists on display in a small format, at prices you won’t be able to resist.

SOFA District, South A Street and Sebastopol Avenue

 

 

Small Works Show

SMALL WORKS AT CHROMA

Reception: February 5, 5-8pm

Our most popular show of the year, Small Works is a non-juried show of work limited in size to 12"x12"x12", or having a surface area no larger than 144 square inches, including frame. Show dates are February 4-March 5, with an Artist Reception on February 5, 5-8pm, which coincides with the SOFA District First Friday Artwalk.

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A street

 

 

Weston

BERNARD WESTON

On Display Through February 5

Help us build the school our inspiring students deserve! Roseland University Prep, located in one of the most underserved  areas of Sonoma County, is currently housed in a military style quonset hut without windows, recreation facilities, cafeteria or library. Mike Hogan, of Hogan Land Services, and Bernard Weston, a Sonoma  County Artist have joined their communities together to raise funds to help drive the capital campaign to completion. Click here for more information.

Hosted by Hogan Land Services, 1702 Fourth Street

 

 

Artquest

ARTQUEST PRESENTS: MARDI GRAS AT THE MUSEUM

February 6, 5:30pm

ArtQuest needs you! And you need a night out! Past events have raised thousands of dollars to pay for student competitions, costumes, sound and lighting equipment, computers, Sparks Awards and MUCH more. The Sonoma County Museum has graciously donated their venue for this year’s event and is the perfect place to recreate the back streets of New Orleans. The evening will be hosted by our "King" Bill Frater of The KRUSH. Click here for tickets and more information. All proceeds directly benefit the ArtQuest program.

Art & History Museums of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

 

 

Chagoya

INSIDE MAGNOLIA EDITIONS: COLLABORATION & INNOVATION

On Display Through February 7

Join us in the Art Museum for the opening reception of our newest exhibition, Inside Magnolia Editions: Collaboration and Innovation. Under the direction of Don and Era Farnsworth since 1981, Magnolia Editions has been on the front lines of innovation, collaboration, and advocacy for timely and pressing social and political issues. 

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street

 

 

Journey to Fountaingrove

JOURNEY TO FOUNTAINGROVE: FROM FEUDAL JAPAN TO CALIFORNIA UTOPIA

On Display Through February 7

Journey to Fountaingrove: From Feudal Japan to California Utopia, spans the large geographical and cultural distance that Nagasawa had to navigate. It is the story of the connections that brought this unusual man from Japan to Santa Rosa, and the man himself who became known as the "Wine King of California."

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

 

 

One Man Two Guvs

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS

Show Runs Through February 7

Recently fired from a skiffle band and in search of work, Francis Henshall finds himself inadvertently employed by two small-time rival gangsters Roscoe Crabbe and Stanley Stubbers. Fighting a mounting sense of confusion, Francis goes out of his way to serve both bosses. But with the distractions of a pneumatic book keeper, a self-important actor and select members of the criminal fraternity (not to mention his own mammoth appetite) to contend with, how long can he keep them apart? By Richard Bean, adapted from Goldoni's "Servant of Two Masters." Click here for tickets. 

6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth Street

 

 

2X4 Lecture Series

2X4 LECTURE SERIES

February 11, 6pm

AIA Redwood Empire. Why do they do what they do? Jeff McGrew and Jillian Northrup founded a unique and pioneering design build team that is a mashup of architects, designers, artists, builders, and fabricators. Together this group creates beautiful and inspiring installations for their clients. Join us to hear more from Jeff about this fascinating group of talented individuals. This event is free and refreshments will be provided. 

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street

 

 

Swarthout

CLARK SWARTHOUT: DRAWINGS
                                         
On Display Through February 12

Clark Swarthout was born and raised in San Francisco, and has been a Santa Rosa resident for 23 years. After a 40 year career as a Licensed Navigation Watch Officer on American Merchant Ships, he has been drawing for the last three years. He hopes to capture the moment of imagination: therefore, sometimes the irrational, improbable or impossible. Call (707) 543-3010 for viewing hours.

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

 

 

From Russia With Love

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

Show Runs Through February 14

From the playwright who brought us The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, and The Seagull comes a one-two punch of silly and salacious romantic comedies about love, romance, and marriage! A great, Russian visit to the heart! Click here for tickets.

6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth Street

 

 

laj

SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR LIVE AT JUILLIARD

Live at Juilliard is a free, family-friendly concert series that takes place in Juilliard Park in Downtown Santa Rosa on Sundays during the summer, drawing a wide cross-section of the community. We are seeking submissions from musicians to perform in our 2016 season.

Click here for more information and to download an application.

Applications are due before 5pm March 7th, 2016.

 

 

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