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Appraisals

APPRAISAL DAY with Marcus and Rosalie Wardell
January 20, 10am-3pm

Did you inherit any art or antiques that you would like to know their values? Or do you suspect that the vase that you bought at a garage sale might be from the Ming dynasty? Speculate no more and schedule yourself an appointment with appraisers Marcus and Rosalie Wardell. Click here for more information.

Museums of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

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Three Friends

3 FRIENDS: HUDSON, STUPPIN, SHAW
Opening reception: January 20, 6-8pm

3 Friends explores the work of contemporary artists Robert Hudson, Jack Stuppin and Richard Shaw, three artists who have worked for decades in California's North Coast region. This reception will be in conjunction with the reception for Bear in Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly. Come and enjoy the festivities for both shows! Click here for more information. 

Museums of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

Bear

BEAR IN MIND: THE STORY OF THE CALIFORNIA GRIZZLY
Opening reception: January 20, 6-8pm

Over the centuries, the relationship that Californians have had with the grizzly bear is one of dualities - expressed in fear and fascination. Although now extinct in the state, the grizzly has long been a central character in California's history. Illuminating the story of the grizzly is the exhibition Bear In Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly. This reception will be in conjunction with the reception for 3 Friends: Hudson, Stuppin, Shaw. Come and enjoy the festivities for both shows! Click here for more information. 

Museums of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

Small Works

WALLS OF SMALL WORKS ON SOUTH A
February 2, 5-8pm

Head out for a casual evening of art whereby SOFA artists & spaces open their doors with small works & other pieces on display before Valentines. Little can be big. SOFA is located within the South A block just behind Juilliard Park. This event will coincide with the First Friday Art Walk in Santa Rosa. 

SOFA Arts District, South A and Sebastopol Avenue 

First Friday

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
February 2, 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

Honky Tonk

HONKY TONK ANGELS
Show runs through February 4

The creator of "Always...Patsy Cline" combines over 30 classic country tunes with a hilarious story about three gutsy gals who are determined to better their lives and follow their dreams to Nashville. The all-hit song list includes: 'I'll Fly Away,' 'Stand by Your Man,' '9 to 5,' 'Coal Miner's Daughter,' 'Ode to Billy Jo,' 'These Boots Are Made for Walking,' 'Rocky Top' and 'I Will Always Love You.' This charming, foot-stompin' musical has played to sold-out audiences across the country! Buy tickets here

6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. 6th Street

Figure

4TH ANNUAL ART OF THE FIGURE ART SHOW
Exhibition open through  February 4

In a ritual centuries old, artists gather together to draw or paint from models in art centers, galleries and homes. This annual exhibit showcases artwork created by participating members of Sonoma County and Bay Area figure drawing groups. Like a painting, a drawing can be a finished work of art. But whether the piece is spontaneously created in just a few moments with only lines, or is an elaborate oil painting or sculpture, these works all communicate the beauty and diversity of the human figure. 

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa

Jennings

MICA JENNINGS: VELVET FAUNA
Exhibition open through February 8

Mica Jennings is a graphic and clothing designer by trade and a painter, illustrator and potter by chance. Mica’s fascination with domestic and wild animal life is shared by her teenage son, but sadly, not by her cat, who will not allow any other animals in the house. The unsated longing for a vast animal acquaintance has led Mica to invoke their likenesses in this exposition, in lieu of knowing them personally. She hopes to impart some sense of the purity held in the hearts of all beasts through her work.

City Hall Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue

Equus

EQUUS
Show opens February 9

Dr. Dysart, a psychiatrist, is confronted with Alan Strang, a boy who has blinded six horses in a violent fit of passion. This very passion is as foreign to Dysart as the act itself. To the boy's parents it is a hideous mystery; Alan has always adored horses. To Dysart it is a psychological puzzle that leads both doctor and patient to a complex and disturbingly dramatic confrontation. Part detective story and part psychological thriller, this international success reached new acclaim on Broadway when revived in 2008, starring Daniel Radcliffe, and now comes to the 6th Street Playhouse Studio Theatre. This production contains adult themes and nudity. Click here for tickets.  

6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. Sixth Street 

Dove-Pierson

HEALING BY ART: AFTER THE FIRE
Reception: February 9, 5-8pm

Santa Rosa Art Center will sponsor an exhibition of art, sculpture and photography created in the aftermath of the North Bay fires. Artwork won’t be for sale at the exhibit, but potential purchasers may contact the artists directly via email.

Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street 

Teacup

THE SONOMA COUNTY FIRE PROJECT 

In response to the firestorms that ravaged much of the North Bay region in October 2017, the Museums of Sonoma County have two projects in development under the banner of The Fire Project. The Fire Collection: Preserving our Stories. How to submit: If you have an object, photograph, recording or other documentation that you believe is representative of the fires and would like the Museum to consider for the Fire Collection, please click here for the submission form and guidelines. Coming Soon: The Fire Wall. Please watch for an announcement in the near future inviting members of the Sonoma County community to share their stories and memories in this collective project. When completed, the Fire Wall will be a searchable, digital community repository of creative reflections and personal stories about the fires. 

Creative Sonoma

CREATIVE SONOMA
FIRE RECOVERY RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS

The Wine Country Fires of 2017 remind us that natural disasters are indiscriminate in who they impact individually, yet also of the depth of our inherent instincts to help collectively. Recovery will be a long and difficult journey, but will surely also be filled with miracles of many shapes and sizes. Creative Sonoma has developed new resources for our creative community members who have been affected by the fires, together with ways you can help. Click here to see Creative Sonoma's list of resources, or visit CreativeSonoma.org 

Bud Snow Bookmark

Public Art Master Plan Adopted


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 or email Tara Thompson, Arts Coordinator or call her at 707-543-4512.