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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.

 

 

Artstart

ARTSTART SUMMER PROGRAM 2015

Deadline to Apply: May 1

Applications now available for the 2015 Summer Program Scholarships! ArtStart is accepting applications from young artists to train and work alongside professional artists to create public art that is placed throughout our communities. Apply for apprentice scholarships now! Ages 15-21. For more information and/or to apply call 707-546-2345, or go to www.artstart.us

Artstart, 716 Bennett Valley Road

 

 

First Friday

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

May 1, 5-7pm

Art studios and galleries throughout the Santa Rosa Arts District open their doors to the public. Meet the artists and enjoy seeing new work. Event takes place every first Friday of the month. Participating venues in downtown Santa Rosa include: Calabi Gallery, The Annex Galleries, Art Trails and My Daughter the Framer Galleries at Corrick's, and Chroma Gallery along with the South of A (SOFA) Studios. Note that the SOFA venues will remain open until 8pm. Free admission, refreshments and music by the First Friday Band in Art Alley on South A Street.

Throughout the Santa Rosa Arts District

 

 

Art at the Source

COLLABORATIONS IN THE ARTS

Opening Reception: May 1, 5-7pm

We at Corrick's are excited to team up with a great group of local artists, art supporters and enthusiasts, to put on this unique Art at the Source Preview Show. With particular support from (and thanks to!) the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, the Gallery at Corrick's and My Daughter the Framer will be hosting a variety of artists from the Art at the Source and Art Trails programs, as well as participating in the Santa Rosa Arts District First Friday Art Walk! The wondeful art created in our community is best shared in community. Please join us as we celebrate the great skill among our neighbors together!

Corrick's, 637 Fourth Street

 

 

Velastegui

CALABI GALLERY OPEN LATE

May 1, 5-7pm

Calabi Gallery will remain open late next Friday, for the Santa Rosa Arts District First Friday Art Walk! Please join us and take advantage of this fun opportunity to view our current "Spring Selection" exhibition after regular business hours! For any questions please contact the gallery at (707) 781-7070 or info@calabigallery.com. We appreciate you and your interest in the arts and hope to see you and your friends next Friday!

Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth Street

 

 

Edminster

SUZANNE EDMINSTER: THE GOOSE GAME 

Opening Reception: May 1, 5-8pm

The Goose Game is a series of new paintings and monoprints based on a pilgrimage to the Camino de Santiago in Spain. The Goose Game is also a European board game based on the stages of the Camino. The opening night includes a chance to play the Goose Game in the gallery. Viewing dates are May 1- 30 by appointment.

Backstreet Gallery, Art Alley in the SOFA Arts District

 

 

Siddiqui

WORLDBEAT OPENING PARTY FOR ART AND STORYTELLING: THE BODYMAP SERIES

May 1, 8-11pm

Join us for the opening party for the exhibit, Art and Storytelling: The Bodymap Series and enjoy a night of viewing the exhibit and dancing. DJ Broken Record will be playing his unique brand of multi-genre, multi-cultural dance music. Admission is Free and underwritten by the James Irvine Foundation. Please RSVP here.

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

 

 

Matsuri

MATSURI JAPANESE ARTS FESTIVAL

May 2, 11am-5pm

The Sonoma County Matsuri Japanese Arts Festival shares and promotes Japanese Arts & Culture through art exhibitions, dancing, crafts and more. There will also be a 20-30 minute multi-disciplinary art performance, Circle for Peace, at 11:30am. Uribe will be collaborating with The Imaginists Theatre Collective, The Peace & Justice Center, Veterans for Peace, and Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, with musical accompaniment provided by Sonoma County Taiko, Shakuhachi, Elliot Kallen, Riley Lee and others.

Julliard Park, 227 Santa Rosa Avenue

 

 

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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