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 Calabi Gallery

 

ART EXHIBIT: BEYOND BORDERS
 
Opening Reception: September 5th, 5-8pm
 
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

 

 

Corrick's Art Trails

ART TRAILS PREVIEW SHOW

September 5th, 5-7pm

Sonoma County Art Trails Preview Show, featuring over 70 of the county's finest artists, has its Opening Show.  Please join us! Come meet the artists, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine and chat with your favorite Art Trails Artists.

Corrick's, 637 Fourth Street 

 

 

Apple in Hand

KAREN PREUSS: TWO PORTFOLIOS

Artist Reception: September 5, 4-6pm

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

 

 

First Fridays

SOFA FIRST FRIDAYS

September 5, 5-8pm
 
Open Art Studios inside the studios of these participating First Friday artists: Chroma Gallery, Studio 312, South A artists: Frank Caton, Rebecca Stone, Jack Jones, Max DuBois, Taunee Callahan, Dan Scannell, Fred Vedder, Michelle Bottaro, Elizabeth Winnacott, and Kathryn Kelsey.

SOFA Arts District 

 

 

Irizary

JESSE IRIZARY: KITCHEN SPACE

Artist Reception: September 12, 5-7pm

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, 100 Santa Rosa Ave

 

 

Artistry in Wood

26TH ANNUAL: ARTISTRY IN WOOD EXHIBITION 

Opening Reception: September 12, 6-8pm

Join us for the opening reception and celebration of the 26th annual Artistry in Wood Exhibition! See the best of this year's juried work organized by the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association of fine craftspeople throughout our region. Music by The Bench Dogs!  Wine and good company!


Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh Street
 

 

 

Monroe

MONROE: ACADEMIC REALISM

Opening Reception: September 12, 6-8pm

Judson Monroe is a landscape and genre painter who follows in the footsteps of the Macchiaioli with his alla prima approach to Realism.  Sarah Webley Monroe  is an animalier and still life painter who depicts everything from dried seahorses to taxidermized swans in the Academic Realist tradition.

Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh Street

 

 

Funny Girl

FUNNY GIRL

Through September 14

Her career spanned from comedienne to Vaudeville star. In The Ziegfeld Follies, in Hollywood films and on the radio, Fanny Brice was one of the most celebrated entertainers of her time. This show is her story, made famous by Barbra Streisand star of both the film and original Broadway cast. Musical numbers include I’m the Greatest Star, Don’t Rain On My Parade, People, and You Are Woman, I Am Man. Click HERE for tickets.

6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. 6th Street

 

 

Raptor Art

RAPTORS: LIVE BIRD ART
Action Drawing with Jonqui and a live falcon

Through September 23

Chroma Gallery will feature the art of bird activist/artist Jonqui Albin. Her wire sculptures and drawings of hawks, eagles, falcons and owls are prominently featured. The public is invited to weekly classes, demonstrations and performance art during which live raptors will be present. Next perfomance with live falcon is September 5th. Jonqui hopes to raise awareness about bird preservation by partnering with bird rescue organizations and donating 10% of her proceeds to their efforts. Click HERE for more infromation.

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street

 

 

Open Mic

OPEN MIC NIGHT
at the HISTORIC CHURCH OF ONE TREE

Fourth Wednesday, June-October: 6-9pm

Bring your guitar and your family to the Church of One Tree for Open Mic Night on the fourth Wednesday of the month, June through October. 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 6-6:45, 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. As the evening progresses it naturally takes on more of an adult tome for the more serious artist. Click HERE for more info.

Church of One Tree, 492 Sonoma Avenue

 

 

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

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