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NEWS & EVENTS:

Open Mic

OPEN MIC NIGHT!
at the HISTORIC CHURCH OF ONE TREE

October 22, 6-9pm

Bring your guitar and your family to the Church of One Tree for Open Mic Night! This is a fun program the whole family can enjoy together. The fee is only $5 per person and it includes participation in group beginning guitar lessons from 6-6:45pm, and entry during the Open Mic program, 7-9pm. Music, comedy, theater, poetry and other art performers, of all skill levels, are welcome. You may bring a brown bag dinner and we will have limited refreshments available for purchase. All ages are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. Click HERE for more info.

Church of One Tree, 492 Sonoma Avenue

 

 

Harper

COMMUNITY BUILDING IN ROSELAND:
Vince Harper of Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

October 23, 6-8:30pm

Vince Harper has worked in Santa Rosa neighborhoods engaging residents, schools, youth and organizations to improve the community for over 20 years. Mr. Harper will share his experience of working with youth and adults to improve the community through training and projects. He will share examples of projects he has led or partnered with other groups and organizations to address Roseland area needs. He tells a story of hope and progress towards a thriving Roseland. Click HERE for tickets.

USF Santa Rosa Campus, 416 B Street

 

 

Rocky Horror Show

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

Opens October 24, 8pm

That sweet transvestite, Frankenfurter, and his motley crew return in the original stage musical that inspired the 1975 cult classic film – and generations of fans who have memorized every line, every lyric, and every dance move. This deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci fi gothic is more fun than ever. So, Dammit Janet – get your tickets! Check HERE for more information.

6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth Street

 

 

Craig Corona

CRAIG CORONA
Performs the Songs of John Denver

October 25, 7:30pm

All Seats $15, or $18 at the door.

Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Avenue

 

 

Irizary

JESSE IRIZARY: KITCHEN SPACE

Through October 29

Kitchen Space is a collection of macro photographs created with items found in any kitchen or dining room. The images explore colors, textures and luminosity to evoke images of the cosmos. Kitchen Space transforms common foods and flowers into dynamic images of striking colors, shapes and reflections that tease the imagination. Irizary uses Nikon DSLR cameras to create his macro images, then prints them on aluminum. A local photographer, Irizary loves capturing images of all kinds from portraits to landscapes, large and small.

City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue

 

 

Feldenkrais

MOVEMENT FOR PAINTERS AND PAINTING FOR MOVERS

Classes Start October 29

A class designed to encourage the creative process through art and movement. Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® lessons and drawing / marking / painting on paper will be used to 1) Learn how patterns of movement influence your brain and your expression of painting/drawing 2) Move in new ways, exploring a sensory experience that refines or expands your physical practice, be it dance, theatre, yoga, or sports, and embody it in two-dimensional visual form.Click HERE for more information.

Church of One Tree, 492 Sonoma Avenue

 

 

Bodega

HOLE IN THE HEAD GALA DINNER 

November 1, 6pm

In support of the Sonoma County Museum's history programs, Sonoma County Museum will host a VIP dinner and preview opening for the special exhibition Hole in the Head: The Battle for Bodega Bay. The evening fundraiser will honor Bill Kortum for his work as an environmentalist, and Hazel Mitchell, who led the fight against the power plant. Speaking at the dinner will be naturalist Michael Ellis, and John Crevelli, who will talk about Bill Kortum, and Connie Aust, who will speak about Hazel Mitchell. Seating is limited, check HERE for tickets.

Sonoma County Museum, 425 7th Street

 

 

Addams Family

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Through November 2

It’s going to be anything but a normal night. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a young man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth Street

 

 

 

Calabi Gallery

ART EXHIBIT: BEYOND BORDERS

Through November 3

This exhibition is essentially about diversity. We will showcase a wide variety of artists who worked in other countries or came here from other lands. Native Americans and artists from regional non-mainstream cultures will also be represented, as well as art whose content simply defies categorization.

Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth Street

 

 

Mask-Arrayed

MASK-ARRAYED: THE ART OF MASKS TODAY

Through November 16

Original masks created by local and regional artists and students, as well as art which explores themes of concealment, secret identities and alter-egos. Masks are a universal and timeless invention, used throughout the world and in almost every culture to channel the powers of gods or nature, for protection, concealment, and to invoke fear or ecstasy. When placed before our face they serve as shields, allowing the wearer freedom of expression. A closing party will be on November 15th, during SOFA's annual WinterBlast festival.

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street

 

 

Apple in Hand

KAREN PREUSS: TWO PORTFOLIOS

Through December 18

Show opens September 2nd at Sonoma Clean Power, a small office with big dreams. "To encourage and develop artistic expression and to foster greater appreciation for art in our community, we want to showcase the artwork of local Sonoma County artists on our walls." Open to the public Monday through Thursday 9am – 4pm, and Fridays 9am – Noon.

Sonoma Clean Power, 50 Old Courthouse Square, Suite 605

 

 

Public Art Master Plan

CONSULTANT SELECTED FOR PUBLIC ART MASTER PLAN

The City of Santa Rosa’s Art in Public Places Program has selected a consultant to develop its Public Art Master Plan. Todd W. Bressi, partnering with Via Partnership and The Planning Center| DC&E, has entered into a Professional Services Agreement with the city for consulting services. Managing the project for the city is Arts Coordinator, Tara Thompson, partnering with the Sonoma County Museum. Click here PDF for the full press release.

 

 

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GRANT FUNDING ANNOUNCED
City of Santa Rosa’s Art in Public Places Program Awarded NEA Grant

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announces 80 Our Town grant awards totaling $4.995 million and reaching 44 states and the District of Columbia.  The City of Santa Rosa’s Arts Program is one of the grantees and will receive $50,000 to fund the development of a Public Art Master Plan. The full press release is available HERE.

 

 

 

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.

Downtown Santa Rosa is now 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