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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Fire Response – Round One
Deadline to submit proposals: September 26, 2018

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking proposals for temporary public art projects addressing the 2017 Northern California Wildfires. This public art opportunity is open to artists, or teams of artists residing in California. Download RFP & Application here


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Roxy Mural Wall

NEW MURAL COMING SOON
Painting through September 26

Starting this week, Bud Snow will be painting a new mural in downtown Santa Rosa. A joint project between the City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program and the Roxy Theater, the large mural will fill the back wall of the Roxy Movie Theater. Come check it out!

Roxy Theater, First Street at Santa Rosa Avenue

Festival

ARTIST OCCUPIED FESTIVAL
September 28 & 29, 7pm

The Imaginists present their first annual Artist Occupied hybrid performance festival featuring renowned Bay Area dance and performance artists September 28th and 29th. The weekend of performances include WHEN WE: Rachael Dichter (San Francisco) and Allie Hankins (Portland), PARTING MEMORIES: Violeta Luna / Secos y Mojados (San Francisco & Mexico City), and FREAK ORACULAR: the Imaginists. Click here for tickets and more information. 

Imaginists, 461 Sebastopol Avenue 

After Party

MUSEUMS OF SONOMA COUNTY GALA, THE AFTER PARTY
September 29, 9-11pm

Grab your friends and dance the night away at Museums of Sonoma County's After Party with DJ Truthlive, Spirit Works Distillery cocktails, the Lagunitas Beer Garden, photo booth, wine grab, and more! All food and drinks included with ticket. Ages 21+ with ID. Click here for more information. 

History Museum & Sculpture Garden, 425 Seventh Street

Art Trails

ART TRAILS PREVIEW SHOW
Reception: October 5 , 5-7pm

Corrick's and My Daughter the Framer are delighted to once again begin the Sonoma County Art Trails season, by featuring the work of dozens of local artists at their 2018 Art Trails Preview Show! The Gallery at Corrick's already features the work of close to 50 Art Trails artists, and they anticipate adding dozens more in September, meaning they could be hosting at least one work each from over half the artists participating in this year's Open Studios. What a joy! 

The Art Trails Gallery at Corrick's, 637 4th St

Trevino

WONDER AND WHIMSY, A Juried Exhibit of Works in Collage and Assemblage
Opening reception: October 5, 5-8pm

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

Tom Chown

HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS, By Julia Alvarez
Show opens October 5, 8pm

Tracing the journey of the Garcia family’s flight from a dictatorship in the Dominican Republic to their emigration to New York City, this charming and funny novel by acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez will touch your heart. Join Sofia, Sandra, Yolanda and Carla as they face the challenges of assimilation, displacement and identity-confusion with humor and passion. Recommended for age 14 and above. Contains strong language and adult content. Directed by John Shillington. For tickets call (707) 527-4307 or purchase online here

Newman Auditorium, 1501 Mendocino Avenue

Salazar

THE FANTASTIC VISION OF ALEJANDRO SALAZAR!
Exhibition open through October 6

Calabi Gallery is excited to present “The Fantastic Vision of Alejandro Salazar!” Born and raised in Colima, Mexico, Salazar has been widely exhibited throughout the United States and Mexico since 2010, and now maintains a studio in Santa Rosa, California. 

Calabi Gallery, 456 Tenth Street

From the Fire

FROM THE FIRE: A COMMUNITY REFLECTS AND REBUILDS
Opening reception: October 6, 3-6pm

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

Guys and Dolls

GUYS AND DOLLS
Show runs through October 7 

Jam-packed with big, flashy numbers like “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” TIME magazine pronounced Guys and Dolls “the greatest of all American musicals.” This multiple award–winning treat takes you to swinging jazz-age New York City where high stakes applies to both money — and love! Click here for tickets and more information. 

6th Street Playhouse, 52 West Sixth Street 

Dia de los Muertos

REMEMBERING OUR LOVED ONES: ANCIENT AZTECS & SYSTEMS OF REMEMBRANCE.
October 11, Program begins at 7pm

SSU Professor Malinalli López will discuss how the Nahuas used pictograph writing in order to record their history and genealogies. She will also discuss the Day of the Dead traditions and importance of memory in the oral storytelling tradition of the ancient Aztecs and how to use storytelling methods for modern times. Click here for more information. 

History Museum of Sonoma County, 425 Seventh Street

Santa Rosa

ONGOING SANTA ROSA EXHIBITION
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 

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 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.