Sonoma County has been a magnet for artists and art connoisseurs for many decades, and continues to attract sophisticated artists and art collectors, along with casual art lovers. Combined with the sheer natural beauty, and general creative ambience, the area readily entices visitors, as well as long-time residents, to explore the many and varied fine art offerings. With the addition of great food, drink, and outdoor activities, it’s easy to spend a day, a week, or a lifetime traversing through the vineyards, forests, and rolling hills, along the scenic coast, and through the welcoming towns of Sonoma County.
The following is a partial list of local art exhibitions. Many eateries, wineries, and civic buildings also present changing art shows in their spaces.
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It’s absolutely incredible how much there is to see and do by just going online, instead out the door. It’s not the same as experiencing art and people in person, but amazing creative innovation still abounds, making art and creativity even more essential.
The National Arts Drive
Saturday, June 6, 2020, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Postponed. As you most likely already know, many cities across the United States are experiencing mass protests for the Black Lives Matter movement. This is a conversation that is long overdue for the country and the world-at-large. In support of those collective voices protesting, we have made the decision to yield The National Arts Drive and postpone the date to Saturday, June 20, 2020.
On June 6 artists in select cities across the U.S, Canada and Mexico are encouraged to display, perform and showcase their creativity from driveways, balconies, windows, stoops, front lawns, or participating local small businesses (where applicable and safe) during a three-hour period. The National Arts Drive map will be available to the public and artists on “Drive Day”, Saturday, June 6, so check the website then for participation in Sonoma County.
Arts Guild of Sonoma
While waiting for the gallery to re-open, you are invited to enjoy a slideshow of recent artworks by member artists on the website. View Painting, Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Jewelry, Ceramics, Sculpture, Textile, and Mixed Media by Arts Guild of Sonoma Member Artists.
140 East Napa Street, Sonoma
Blasted Art Gallery
SONOMA COUNTY: Flattening the Curve
Bill Shelley and Chris Beards, co-founders of Blasted Art Gallery, are hosting an online exhibit to share your creative reflections and responses to the Sonoma County stay-at-home order, COVID-19, or related concepts. To view the work go to Blasted Art Gallery’s Facebook page, facebook.com/blastedartgallery.
While the Gallery is closed view the current Group Show on the website.
456 Tenth St., Santa Rosa
Charles M. Schulz Museum
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the Schulz Museum is temporarily closed until further notice. While our galleries are closed, we hope that the Museum can still be a source of enjoyment and education. On their website you will find resources for families, teachers, and our community of fans to enjoy at home. Many wonderful projects, Including The Peanuts Gang Family Resource Gallery:Home-Based Learning, and Lucy’s Psychiatric Advice Teller.
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa
Cloverdale Arts Alliance Gallery
All programs cancelled and gallery closed until further notice.
204 N. Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale
Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
2020-2021 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail Online
While we are sheltered from one another to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, we offer an alternative to our outdoor 2020-2021 Cloverdale Sculpture Trail. We have created a Sculpture Trail Flip Book. When we can install the new sculptures, the value and beauty of our public art will again be on display outside.
Corricks Art Trails Gallery/ My Daughter the Framer
Unfortunately, we’re temporarily closed right now – trying to do our part to keep our awesome staff and fabulous customers healthy, and battle the spread of COVID-19.
637 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
Fulton Crossing Gallery
The National Art Dive has postponed their event, our event is still ON. The Fulton Crossing Art Drive will still take place on Saturday, June 6, from 1 to 4 p.m.
1200 River Rd., Fulton
105 4th Street, Santa Rosa
June 11, Opening Again
Works by DA Bishop, Jaqueline Boberg, Alex Boberg, and Jennifer Hirshfield.
6780 McKinley St., Suite 130, The Barlow
In the interest of safety and health for our community and concerns about the Coronavirus, we are closing the Graton Gallery until further notice. Gallery members share their current work on Graton Gallery Facebook page.
9048 Graton Road, Graton
132 Mill Street, Ste.101, Healdsburg
Healdsburg Center for the Arts
HCA is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Online viewing is available for the current exhibitions; Figure it Out and All Creatures Great & Small. Classes and Workshops are also available online.
130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg
405 East D St, Petaluma
j.gallery will open its doors on a very limited basis with restrictions to protect the health and safety of customers, employees, and owners/management. For now the gallery will be open Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 12 to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
311 D Street, Santa Rosa
Laguna Foundation, Heron Hall
All events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Staying Connected to Nature at Home. Try some of our Learning Laguna activities at home! We hope explorers (of all ages) can find a way to stay connected to nature, even while sheltering in place.
900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa
Museum of Sonoma County
The Museum of Sonoma County is currently closed to support the local efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. We invite you to continue to engage with us online! Follow us on social media and explore Online Experiences for exhibit tours, artist interviews, and other projects.
Through July 19, Landscape: Awe to Activism
From 19th century California artists inspired by nature, to contemporary artists who have broken from traditional perspectives and embraced new technologies to address climate change and other important issues, the artist’s relationship to landscape has evolved. Landscape: Awe to Activism explores this relationship through diverse artworks including painting, photography, and video. Curated by Jeff Nathanson.
Through September 13, From Suffrage to #MeToo
2020 is the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the constitutional right to vote. While different in goal and origin, the recent #MeToo movement and women’s marches also represent pivotal change and the power of the collective voice to challenge the status quo. From Suffrage to #MeToo: Groundbreaking Women in Sonoma County, explores the changing expectations, challenges, and obstacles to inclusion that women have faced and the remarkable people who have broken through the barriers.
425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa
Occidental Center for the Arts
In the spirit of promoting the safety and well-being of our audiences, performers and artists, we are suspending our events until further notice.
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental
Paul Mahder Gallery
The Gallery is closed and Virtual Tours are available on the website.
222 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
Petaluma Arts Center
Due the unfortunate circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic, our current exhibits have closed. Virtual exhibitions and programs can be found on the website.
Join the Art Apart Movement! Art Apart, PAC’s community drive-by arts exhibition, has grown to over 30 locations! The interactive map shows where the art is located and offers a preview of the piece, as well as the artists’ information. The map is growing daily and we look forward to continuing this as long as we’re in some version of sheltering-in-place.
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma
Ren Brown Collection Gallery
Housed in a refurbished building with shoji and a small, serene Japanese garden, the gallery shows contemporary art by Japanese and regional Northern California artists. Enjoy a peaceful, meditative online tour of selected work from the collection.
1781 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay
Riverfront Art Gallery
Closed until Shelter in Place is suspended.
132 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma
Santa Rosa Arts Center
All events are postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus. Postponed to Saturday, June 20.
On Saturday, June 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. you are invited to our first event of the summer, a drive by art show in front of the gallery, part of the National Arts Drive. Enjoy art and theatre from the safety and comfort of your car. Board members and other artists will be exhibiting recent paintings and there will also be three performances of Death Fog, a 6-minute monologue written by Karen Pierce Gonzalez and performed by David Gonzalez.
SOFA Arts District
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa Junior College, Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
In light of the current coronavirus pandemic the leadership of Sebastopol Center for the Arts has decided to postpone all public events, gallery exhibits, programs and classes. Many films, virtual tours, classes, and workshops are available online.
June 6 through July 18, Online exhibition; Pandemic Transformation
282 High Street, Sebastopol
150 N. Main St, Sebastopol
Sebastopol Library Forum Room
7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
Sonoma State University, University Art Gallery
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA) has closed the museum effective immediately. The safety of SVMA audiences, members, volunteers and staff is our first concern and therefore all SVMA programs and events are cancelled through Saturday, June 13, 2020.
ARTS@Home. In response to temporary school closures due to COVID-19, SVMA presents ARTS@Home, special lessons available online for families working and learning from home. These series of art lessons, prepared by SVMA arts education staff, can provide children with hours of stimulating and fun learning activities—good for students and good for parents and grandparents! Each week SVMA will release new ARTS@Home learning activities, now available in Spanish.
551 Broadway, Sonoma
Upstairs Art Gallery
306 Center St., Healdsburg
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