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NEWS & EVENTS:

Kayleen Asbo

CLASSICAL ANATOMY:
A Preview of the Santa Rosa Symphony's 2016-2017 Season

September 30, 7:30pm

Join cultural historian and San Francisco Conservatory of Music professor Dr. Kayleen Asbo for an enlivening, enlightening and entertaining free lecture on the mythic foundations of classical music and how they will be expressed in this season's Santa Rosa Symphony programs. Presented by the Santa Rosa Symphony.

Numina Center for the Arts at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 550 Mendocino Avenue

 

 

Artistry in Wood

MASTER WOODWORKERS' TOUR OF ARTISTRY IN WOOD

October 6, Reception 6:30pm, Talk 7pm

Join us for a very special tour of the Artistry in Wood exhibit with three master woodworkers, Scott Clark, Bill Taft, and Larry Stroud. Learn about the craftsmanship that goes into each piece, the many details that are hidden to the layperson, and the many techniques that woodworkers employ to refine the art of their craft. Click here for more information.
 
History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

 

 

Ammons

SARAH AMMONS: THOUGHT PATTERNS

Reception: October 7, 5-7pm

Sarah Ammons' paintings and drawings express the daily psychological reality that is the human struggle. She uses pattern to represent a sense of personal history in memory and as a representation of the patterns we develop in our relationships, behaviors, and interactions. Inspired by Lacan's psycholanalytic theory and the expressive figurative work of Egon Shiele and Paula Rego, Sarah uses color, line, and organic hand-drawn patterns to investigate relational dynamics and the role of personal history.

City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue

 

 

First Friday Artwalk

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK

October 7, 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, and Annex Gallery. (Open 5-8pm): Chroma Gallery, Christie Marks Gallery, Studios at 312 S. A and Backstreet Studios. Free musical entertainment in the garden behind Chroma Gallery.

Various Downtown Galleries

 

 

REAL

REAL

Show Runs Through October 8

6 actors, 20 characters and 30 years of failed immigration policy spin us on 1 wild ride through the absurd world of "REAL" where realtors are foxes and K9s are cops, and a good fairy named Liberty wishes for Pinocchio to become a real boy but JUSTICE, the fairy's pet snail, moves very, very slowly. Inspired by C. Collodi's Pinocchio, D.A.C.A. (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and the D.R.E.A.M. Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) the Imaginists have re-written, re-worked, reREALized REAL, their original production that was first performed in 2013. Suggested for ages 12 and up. Performed in Spanish and English. Click here for more information.

Imaginists Theatre, 461 Sebastopol Avenue

 

 

Affordable Art Sale Fundraiser

AFFORDABLE ART SALE FUNDRAISER

October 8, 5-9pm

Attention art lovers and collectors! Join us for the Affordable Art Sale Fundraiser! Exhibition opens Saturday, October 1 at 11:00 am. All art is on display at the Art Museum through the sale on Saturday, October 8. Sale is a silent auction format. All artwork will range in price from $50 to $2,500. Please click here for more information.

Art Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street

 

 

 

ArtistyInWood

ARTISTRY IN WOOD

On Display Through October 9

Artistry in Wood is the annual exhibit presented by the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association. Staged every year since 1982, it is recognized as one of the premier fine woodworking shows in North America. The showcase features the work of the Association’s members. Click here to learn more.

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

 

 

FLIGHT

FLIGHT: PAINTINGS, SCULTPTURES, & EXPRESSIONS FROM BAY AREA ARTISTS

Show Extended Through October 16

Flight is a show of original paintings, sculptures, photos and prints by Sonoma County and Bay Area artists. The theme of Flight has inspired artists throughout the ages. The sky is where the fanciful and reality intersect, where angels, insects, kites, jumbo jets and the imagination all take wing. Click here for more info.

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street

 

 

 

PuppetSpinster

 

TROMPIN MANIKINS

On Display Through October 31

Come enjoy a showcase of papier-mache at Spinster Sisters. The works in the display have been used to adorn parade-goers and will deck the walls of the restaurant through October.

Spinster Sisters, 401 S. A Street

 

 

Artspace

ARTSPACE AND CITY OF SANTA ROSA MARKET SURVEY

Attention all artists & creatives! Imagine an affordable mixed-use live/work project for artists & creatives of all disciplines. You can help bring creative space to Santa Rosa - Please take and share our survey to provide input: http://www.srcity.org/Artspace

 

 

Bud Snow

PUBLIC ART MASTER PLAN ADOPTED
Download HERE Adobe

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