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C.K. Itamura

C.K.ITAMURA
s+oryprobl=m :: fragile vessels

Opening reception: March 24, 5-7pm

A salve, a breath, a gentle reminder during turbulent times of the fragility and fleeting nature of all things, the 1461 teacups and bowls delicately handmade out of paper that comprise s+oryprobl=m :: fragile vessels, give pause to the weight of  ‘forever’ and provide a quiet gesture of acknowledgement to ourselves and to others, even when we may feel overwhelmed with circumstances at hand. More information at www.PeachFarmStudio.com.

City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue

 

 

Matthew James

COLLECTING EVOLUTION: GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, DARWIN AND THE 1906 EARTHQUAKE

March 30, 6pm

In 1905, eight sailor-scientists from the California Academy of Sciences set out on an 89-foot schooner from San Francisco for a scientific collection expedition in the Galapagos Islands. By the time they finished in 1906, they had completed one of the most important expeditions in the history of both evolutionary and conservation science. They brought back over 78,000 specimens, validating the ideas of Charles Darwin and laid the groundwork for foundational evolution texts like Darwin's Finches. In Collecting Evolution, author Matthew James finally tells the story of the 1905-06 Galapagos expedition. Click here for more information.

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

 

 

Udell

UDELL AND SORENSEN

Exhibition open through March 31

The Art Trails Gallery at Corrick's presents
mixed media artist Luann Udell & painter Linda Sorensen, both being highlighted at Corrick's for the first time! Meet the artists at our monthly first Friday art reception. Wine sales ($5.00/glass) will benefit Main Stage West. Come celebrate the arts with us!

The Art Trails Gallery at Corrick's, 637 Fourth Street

 

 

Fool For Art


FOOL FOR ART

April 1, 4-8pm

Wear your most foolish attire and funny hats to the fourth annual SOFA District FOOL FOR ART. Bring a joke to share. Art studios along Art Alley will be open with refreshments and entertainment during this family friendly event.

SOFA Arts District, South A Street & Sebastopol Avenue

 

 

Bartels

JACQUES BARTELS: PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS

Exhibit open through April 2, 5-7pm

Jacques Bartels is in many international collections and has exhibited at the Austrian Museum Quarters and is in the Guggenheim Collection.  Influenced by the Vienna Seccessionist Movement, his work reflects a vivid narrative imagination. He now resides in Santa Rosa. For more information, visit www.jacquesbartels.com

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street

 

 

Visiting Mr. Green

VISITING MR. GREEN

Show runs through April 2

Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner, wanders into New York traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29-year-old corporate executive. The young man is given a community service of helping the recent widower once a week for six months. What starts as a comedy about two men who do not want to be in the same room together becomes a gripping and moving drama as they get to know each other, come to care about each other, and open old wounds they've been hiding and nursing for years. Click here for tickets and more information.

6th Street Playhouse, 52 West Sixth Street

 

 

The Beat Goes On

THE BEAT GOES ON: PEACE, LOVE AND ROCK 'N' ROLL IN THE NORTH BAY

On display through April 2

The late 1960s was as volatile a time in music as it was in the rest of society. Music of the counterculture, psychedelic rock and hippie anthems, grabbed headlines across the country. Music became part of the national conversation about youth, free love, drugs, and rebellion. The Beat Goes On features rock posters, artifacts and images that trace the influences of music, counterculture and rebellion in the North Bay Area - beyond the limits of San Francisco and the Haight Ashbury district.

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

 

 

Serena Hazard


NATURE UNBOUND

Artist Reception: April 7, 5-8pm

Nature Unbound is art which interprets and reacts to the awesome powers of nature; the effects of weather and the elements, wildfire, glaciers, roots breaking rocks, erosion, and entropy. Time beyond the human scale and extreme weather. This juried exhibit includes paintings, sculpture, and photography from Sonoma County and greater Bay Area artists.

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street

 

 

Marc Katano

OUTSIDE VOICE: TARP PAINTINGS BY MARC KATANO

Exhibition open through April 30

Painter Marc Katano debuts his most recent series of signature abstractions on 9 x 12 foot canvas tarps. A half dozen painted tarps stretch across the gallery walls, punctuating the exhibition space with gestural marks of black acrylic and ink. Exhibited alongside works on handmade Nepalese paper, Katano's paintings are about mark making and may remind the viewer of the visual language of Japanese kanji, based on Chinese characters. Katano expands his meditative practice of painting by scaling his work beyond the human body. Click here for more information.

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street

 

 

 

Artspace

ARTSPACE

Attention all artists & creatives! Imagine an affordable mixed-use live/work project for artists & creatives of all disciplines. Thank you to all who participated in the survey. Find results and next steps here: http://www.srcity.org/Artspace

 

 

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