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Artists & Galleries

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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2019-11-11Nov 11, 2019

Before the main event could begin, there were tickets to raffle off to support GetchuSomeGear, a non-profit that collects coffee gear to supply marginalized or under-paid individuals in the coffee industry. Next, a large group of costumed contestants stood in front of the room, each one named as the onlookers clapped enthusiastically for their favorite entrant. On October 24th in Sebastopol, Retrograde Roasters held their first Latte Art Throwdown at their current location, to a room packed with a colorful collection of inventive costumes.

2019-08-28Aug 28, 2019

On September 16, 2007, Riverfront Art Gallery first opened its doors.  On September 14, 2019, the gallery will celebrate the completion of its 12th year on the Boulevard!  Co-owners Lance Kuehne and Jerrie Morago were convinced that a gallery of local artists could work, but the art business is notoriously difficult, so nothing was certain.  Of course, at this point, they are beaming at reaching this milestone. 

2019-06-26Jun 26, 2019

In June, Santa Rosa's premiere experimental theater company, The Imaginists, won a $9,000 grant from the California Arts Council. The funds will be used to help the company present their latest show, PEACE (The Redacted Version), in a number of Santa Rosa public parks this year.

2019-06-26Jun 26, 2019

An exhibit of forty photographs by Salvador "Pocho" Sanchez-Strawbridge aims to offer dignity to some of the vulnerable human beings who have been criminalized and dehumanized while experiencing homelessness in Santa Rosa. FACES, presented by Homeless Action! and Justicewise, will open in September.

2019-05-31May 31, 2019

Join us in celebrating one of Cloverdale’s signature events, the 2019-2020 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail Artists’ Reception on Saturday, June 8th from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Meet artists whose works will adorn the streets of Cloverdale for a year. This free public celebration is dedicated to the artists and to Cloverdale’s entire community and beyond for supporting Cloverdale’s one-of-a-kind Sculpture Exhibit. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres by Tracy Valva, wines by Kelley & Young, sculpture themed cocktails and dessert by The Flour Girl at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. This celebration is open to the public. 

2019-05-27May 27, 2019

We’ve talked about Random Acts of Kindness (RAK). Let’s talk about this idea again. I think about the ‘old timers’ on the coast and what that meant for them. I truly believe it was an essential part of their life to depend on neighbors and community. June is full of good times on the coast. How about a walk on pristine land at Jenner in the morning, an afternoon music performance at the Timber Cove Resort with Kyle, a browse through the Gualala Arts exhibit halls, dinner at one of the wonderful places to eat in Gualala or Point Arena, and an evening performance at the Theater. Stay overnight at the Lighthouse in one of the Coast Guard cottages or the Bryan B Preserve cottages. 

2019-11-08Nov 8, 2019

Surprise friends and family with hand-crafted gifts from Sonoma County artists and artisans. There are many craft fairs in November and December, to find those perfect presents and, even gift a little something to yourself.

2019-11-08Nov 8, 2019

With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to figure out what you’ll be gifting your family and friends. For those of you who’d like to try a little something different this year, Elizabeth has rounded up arts and crafts classes in Sonoma County, from jam Making, Thanksgiving Centerpiece Floral Design, Holiday Wreath Design to Porcelain Ornaments and more!, where you create personalized gifts for your loved ones.

2019-11-05Nov 5, 2019

The Museum of Sonoma County will feature ten Sonoma County artists who have been named as winners of the “Discovered: Emerging Artists in Sonoma County” program for 2019 in its upcoming exhibition. The public opening for the exhibition is scheduled for Friday, November 22, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  The Discovered program, produced by Creative Sonoma, is funded by grants from Community Foundation Sonoma County and the National Endowment for the Arts. The program, which is produced on a bi-annual basis, offers visibility, credibility and respect to ten of Sonoma County’s less known visual and literary artists.


2019-11-03Nov 3, 2019

We opened 10 years ago on the Day of the Dead in honor of my 3 major mentors who led me down this path. My father, Paul Calabi, My teacher, Giovanni Castanoi and the painter Robert McChesney. Time does fly, and we have somehow managed to survive 10 years, showing our eclectic array of decidedly non-trendy art.  We live the same way as our artists, basking in the glow of achieving something special and unique in an increasingly soulless world. The arts are ever more important to maintaining sanity and a sense of meaning in a shrinking and despoiled planet.s

2019-11-03Nov 3, 2019

ArtStart Winter 2019 Sessions for Teen Artists. Artstart is in a new location at 317 Sutton Place off of Todd and Standish Avenue in Santa Rosa and has just added Winter Sessions where teens have an opportunity to get involved in different forms of public art. Open to ages 14-20.Open to ages 14-20. Earn community service hours. Acquire four session internships. Work with Sonoma County and Bay Area artists. Assist on current and ongoing Artstart projects. Painting, mosaics,computer technology and more. Connect with Sonoma County and Bay Area teens.


2019-10-09Oct 9, 2019

My “Retirement Dream” is to be the artist, musician, and writer I was when I was 15, still dreaming, and before I became responsible for my own survival. Many of the artists you find on annualArt Trails andArt at the Source Open Studio days are people who shared this same experience. They were always creative and dreamed of the day when they would be able to create without the burden of financing their lives. Some rare people actually made a living all along...but they are so rare you would recognize their names.

2019-09-21Sep 21, 2019

We are delighted to present our sixth Solo exhibition of figurative sculptures by Mark Chatterley. We have represented Chatterley for over 25 years and have featured him in Solo shows in our Berkeley, San Francisco and Sonoma galleries. Included in this exclusive on-line show are 14 works, twelve in ceramic and two in bronze. Our website features a map and list of works for self-guided tours of the sculptureWALK at Jack London Village.


2019-09-01Sep 1, 2019

Atelier One in Graton invites the public to its annual open studios event on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 & 29, 11 AM to 6 PM. Seventeen accomplished artists, designers, architects and one unique gallery will be open for the viewing pleasure of art lovers and those curious to see this hub of creative activity. The Gazette’s September theme, “A Lifetime of Learning” exemplifies the creative process for many of the artists participating in this year’s open house. A number of the artists who work in the Atelier One studio building are directly involved with lifelong learning as art educators

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