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From Art at the Source to A Street Galleries, Sonoma County has a rich tradition of nurturing the arts. Many artists have chosen to make their home here often using the natural beauty as their inspiration. Check out our complete gallery listings and articles.

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2018-02-06Feb 6, 2018

Like wildflowers, artists can grow anywhere, under a variety of circumstances. We understand that financial challenges can be a serious barrier to accessing resources that will help your child grow and develop as an artist.

2017-11-24Nov 24, 2017

Marylu Downing is one of Sonoma County’s best known painters, and with good reason: Her work has appeared on book covers, posters, cd’s, tee shirts and hangs in hundreds of homes here and worldwide.

2017-11-06Nov 6, 2017

Even before the smoke cleared,
people were talking about rebuilding Sonoma County.

But what does that look like?
Who will make the decisions?
How can we all become stronger together?

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

When you walk into the room, a friendly gentleman offers you a glass of wine; a display of an unlikely assortment of amateur artworks is posted on a wall; at a table nearby, a half-dozen or so people are busy with scissors and glue sticks, while others are engaged in a lively conversation with the guest of honor.

2017-10-20Oct 20, 2017

I hope you tag along for the ride through Art Trails this year and keep in mind, the Gazette gives you a Sonoma Sampler to enjoy as well as the complete list of 2017 Art Trails participants, by town, on their website. There is an UPDATED MAP since some studios cannot be accessed: http://sonomacountyarttrails.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/map-update-10_20_17.pdfBuckle up, Jim, and try to behave.

2017-10-16Oct 16, 2017

Creative Sonoma and Arts Council Napa Valley are partnering to provide our artists and creatives with links to emergency relief assistance available for those affected by the fires. Thanks go out to the Actors Fund and MusiCares for their previous collection of many of these resources.

2017-10-13Oct 13, 2017

Due to the fires that are devastating our community, Art Trails is rescheduled to occur October 21, 22 and October 28, 29.

2017-09-28Sep 28, 2017

This guide to Sonoma County art galleries includes co-op galleries run by a group of artists and craftsman, independently-owned galleries that feature work chosen by the owner, art centers that show work of members, guests and juried shows, working studios that include a gallery for the public, and street sculptures that would never fit into a gallery.

2017-09-27Sep 27, 2017

The Slow Fiber movement looks at the quality and origins of fibers and how they are used to create garments, scarves, textiles, linens, rugs and other home furnishings as well as wall hangings and other works of art. 

2017-09-27Sep 27, 2017

The Art Gallery at Occidental Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the6rd annual “Pointless Sisters” Art Quilt Show from October 6-29, 2017.Opening Reception is Saturday, October 7th, 2-5 pm. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited.

2017-09-27Sep 27, 2017

When you think of special effects makeup, you probably think of the Hollywood fake blood and gore, or maybe television shows like The Walking Dead that transform regular people into gruesome zombies, but special effects, or SFX, makeup is actually a lot more than that.

2018-02-02Feb 2, 2018

Bill Wheeler, plein air artist of renown as well as human rights activist, departed the planet much too early at the early age of 77. He put up a good fight against Parkinson’s and other ailments, but finally surrendered in his own home, surrounded by his loved ones.

2017-09-27Sep 27, 2017

“It takes a village to answer the needs of individuals who find themselves chronically without a home.” The answer for some of Santa Rosa’s homeless population comes in the form of shelter at a former motel known as the Palms Inn, located on southern Santa Rosa Avenue. On a visit to artist Mario Uribe’s studio in late 2016, the owner of the property Akash Kalia, asked how he could bring an art component to The Palms Inn.

2017-09-27Sep 27, 2017

Frame of Mind is the frame shop and gallery of collage artist, Leslie Zumwalt, located at Occidental Road and Highway 116 in a newly built cluster of businesses.

2018-01-14Jan 14, 2018

When the Tubbs Fire roared through Santa Rosa’s Larkfield area in October, it not only gutted the northern end of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, but also the nearby sculpture garden where a number of Sculptor Bruce Johnson’s (formandenergy.com ) monumental redwood-and-copper sculptures were on display. Sadly, some of the pieces were burned to the ground. The fickle flames left others severely charred, while some pieces went virtually untouched.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

Marilee Ford and Sharon Feissel, featured artists in Riverfront Art Gallery’s Winter Show, are sharing the theme Heaven, Earth & The Space Between. Marilee comments, “The space between Heaven and Earth is really my theme...the transitions from Earth to Heaven and back again.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

On the Thursday before Columbus Day Weekend, Craig Nelson traveled to Charleston, South Carolina for a show at the Ella Walton Richardson Gallery. Craig arrived home at 11:30 pm on that fateful Sunday night.  Two hours later, Craig and Anna, his wife and fellow artist, were fleeing from their home in Fountaingrove.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

“Call for Artists” for the 2018-2019 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail, a year-round outdoor exhibit of sculptures in the Northern Sonoma County community of Cloverdale, is now available.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

Occidental Center for the Arts Gallery’s current show, “The River” reminds me of Judy Collins new song, “River of Gold” and the journey of water.

2017-11-26Nov 26, 2017

Every year for the last 8 years, Leslie Curchack has published a calendar of her photographs and donated the proceeds to Daily Acts, a nonprofit sustainability group started by Trathen Heckman 17 years ago.

2017-11-26Nov 26, 2017

Artists, crafters, people who just love make things - music, food and festivities are all part of Holiday Craft Fairs throughout Sonoma County. Come enjoy finding truly unique gifts while supporting artisans and communities.

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