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November 2, 5-7pm

You are warmly invited to join Corrick's this Friday, November 2nd from 5-7pm at an opening reception for a new Collage & Mixed Media exhibit at the Gallery at Corrick's! The exhibit will run from November 2nd-30th, and features ten different Sonoma County artists, representing diverse combinations of materials and textures. Celebrate the opening of this exhibit with refreshments, wine (sold by the glass to support a local non-profit), and good company!

Corrick's, 637 Fourth Street

First Friday

November 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): Santa Rosa Arts Center at Chroma Gallery, Studios at 312 S. A and Backstreet Studios. Free musical entertainment in the garden behind Chroma Gallery.

Various Downtown Galleries


November 3, 11am

Artist Tracy Ferron gives a demonstration of the Cartonería art-making process used in her and Ruben Guzman’s large art installation, Los Olvidados Liberados (The Forgotten Ones Set Free). The 51 winged hearts were made from plaster molds using the traditional Mexican method of Cartonería paper handicraft. Presented in conjunction with the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) exhibition. Click here for more information. 

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

Rocky Horror

Show runs through November 3

This cult classic horror/sci-fi parody takes place on a dark and stormy night, as clean-cut newlyweds stranded on a lonely road seek refuge at the castle of a genderbending mad scientist. Once inside, their eyes are opened to a whole new world of sex, science—and maybe even love. Click here for more information. 

6th Street Playhouse, 52 W. 6th Street 


November 4, 2-2:30pm

For little ones: Ginger Daley will read from several children's books on Day of the Dead and will lead a sing-along. Click here for more information. 

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

Dia De Los Muertos

2018 Día de los Muertos
Exhibition open through November 4

The Museums of Sonoma County's annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) exhibition features altars and artwork by Peter Perez, Mario Uribe, Rubén Guzmán, and Martín Zúñiga, and features curated items from Liz Camino-Byers' collection of Mexican folk art. The exhibition also includes works by students who participate in our Memory Portrait Competition, and murals painted by students from ArtStart, Community Action Partnership, and museum volunteers, from the Youth+Art summer program, sponsored by Creative Sonoma.

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street 


WONDER AND WHIMSY, A Juried Exhibit of Works in Collage and Assemblage
Exhibition open through November 18

Whimsical and wonderous art in unexpected combinations to delight, surprise, provoke, and blur the boundaries of the two- and three-dimensional. Each original art work a visual landscape of photos, art papers, and random objects. 

Santa Rosa Arts Center at Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street


Exhibition open through November 24

As we once again enter election season, Calabi Gallery is showing artist’s responses to social and political issues of importance to them, both past and present. Some of the works date back to the mid 19th century but remain frighteningly relevant today. Of course, contemporary artists offer fresh viewpoints on issues of today, as well as caricatures of some of the more questionable players. The contemporary artists include: Catherine Daley, Holly Downing, Molly Eckler, Karen Green, Art Hazelwood, Tyler James Hoare, Evri Kwong, Michael McMillan, Emmanuel Catarino Montoya, Johanna Poethig, and Jim Spitzer. Historical artists include: Honore Daumier, Francis deErdely, Oswaldo Guayasamin, Jean Halpert-Ryden, Jack Jones, Sutter Marin, Robert P. McChesney, Thomas Nast, and Irving Norman.

Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth Street

From the Fire

Exhibition open through January 27

Join Museums of Sonoma County on October 6, as they commemorate the one-year anniversary of the firestorm of October 2017, and mark the opening of their newest exhibition, From the Fire: A Community Reflects and Rebuilds. The exhibition will examine the fires from personal, historical, and environmental perspectives, as well as highlight art’s power as a healing tool and creative outlet. Click here for more information. 

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Room now open at the History Museum East Gallery

In 2018, the city of Santa Rosa celebrates the 150th anniversary of its incorporation, but the story of this place goes back much farther than that. From the settlement of Native people, to the devastation of the 1906 earthquake, to the indispensable advocacy of Santa Rosa’s leaders in the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, Santa Rosa has reached many milestones over its history. In this exhibition, we present a selective look at the people, places and events that form Santa Rosa, its past 150 years and more.

History Museum, 425 Seventh Street 



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 Projects: The Fire Wall and The Fire Collection.

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. 

The Fire Wall: Now LIVE. We would like to thank everyone who contributed their personal stories and images for the launch of the Sonoma County Fire Wall. We invite you to visit the Fire Wall and share your own creative response. The Fire Wall is an online searchable display and digital repository of the Sonoma County community's creative reflections and personal stories of the 2017 wildfires and their aftermath. The Fire Wall is designed to be inclusive, broad in scope, and empowering to all who participate and experience it.