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The Forestville Six


The Forestville Six

Nestled among the redwoods, vineyards and the scenic Russian River, the rural community of Forestville is home to a group of creative and dynamic artists. The Forestville Six, an ensemble of inspiring individuals, work in a variety of media and will open their studios during the Sonoma County Art Trails 2015, which is held two weekends, October 10 & 11 and 17 & 18. They represent a prolific exploration of the arts--from painting to sculpture to mixed-media collage, ceramics and glass. Some have been with Art Trails since its beginnings 30 years ago; others are newer to the program. The Forestville Six welcome you! Drop by and visit:

Joel Bennett #138, Lorraine Chapman #139, Carla Sarvis #140, 

Nancy Dempster #141, Michelle Carnes #142 and Gerald Huth #143.

Discussions & Demonstrations: Artists are always interested in getting the public involved in their work as much as possible, learning about the inspiration, the thought process, and of course the technique. This year, each of these six artists will be offering demonstrations and lectures of their work process during both open studio weekends, bringing the visitor closer into their world. On Saturdays--Chapman 11am, Sarvis 12pm, Bennett 1pm and Sundays--Huth 11am, Dempster 12pm, Carnes 1pm.

When planning a day visiting the Forestville studios, there is also much else to explore in this area, from the welcoming wineries, to the fabulous restaurants, as well as the natural beauty of the Russian River. Close to the Forestville Six you will find scrumptious food at Canneti Roadhouse, Backyard or Twist Eatery. Pick up a loaf of bread and some cheese at the popular bakery, Nightingale Breads. Be sure to check websites for business hours on the weekends. 

Sonoma County Art Trails 2015 is a great way to kick off your adventure! Catalogs and maps can be found at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, various venues around the county, and online at