SONOMA COUNTY ART TRAILS - OPEN STUDIOS Website: www.sonomacountyarttrails.orgExplore, engage, collect! During the middle two weekends in October, you can have a look at some of the best art that Sonoma County has to offer. Art Trails provides a chance to visit artists' studios and watch works in progress. The Sebastopol Center for the Arts, the largest art center in California, north of San Francisco, will host a preview exhibit of a piece of work from each Art Trails artist. Mini preview exhibits can be found at Corrick's / My Daughter the Framer in Santa Rosa, Gallery One in Petaluma, Stones Throw in Cotati and Paul Mahder Gallery in Healdsburg.. CALISTOGA ART CENTER 1435 North Oak Street Cropp Building Calistoga, CA 94515 Phone: (707) 942-2ART Email: email@example.com Website: www.calistogaartcenter.org Welcome to the Calistoga Art Center, where we believe "Art is for Everyone" The Calistoga Art Center was formed in 2002 by community members and art enthusiasts to expand and enrich the arts in the Napa Valley through education, experience, awareness and involvement. The current home of the Calistoga Art Center is at the Napa County Fair Grounds Cropp Building, Calistoga. It is a place for all ages and cultures to enjoy the arts. The Art Center occupies a very spacious building - one tremendous open classroom for a variety of activities, including a state-of-the art ceramics studio. There is a cozy "living room area" for small gatherings, a place for parents to relax as children create, and the future spot for our developing knitting group. In addition to holding classes, the center is used as an open studio area, for lectures, exhibits, visiting artists, and special events. Programming in the visual arts; ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, graphic, and textile arts is underway. As the Art Center grows, programming will expand to include performing and literary arts. We believe the Calistoga Art Center will enhance the artistic experience for everyone and become an outstanding contribution to our community. CITY OF SANTA ROSA ARTS PROGRAM Tara Matheny-Schuster 415 Steele Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403 Phone: 707-543-4512 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: srcity.org/arts The City of Santa Rosa's Arts Program hosts community art exhibitions, workshops and programs at three city venues: Steele Lane Community Center, Finley Community Center and City Hall Council Chambers. Please visit our website for up to date exhibit/event information. Interested artists may also apply for exhibits online. WASCO – Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County Post Office Box 269 Windsor, CA 95492 Phone: 707-433-6714 Email: email@example.com Website: wascoart.org Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County (WASCO) is a watermedia organization founded in 1993 by a group of Sonoma County watercolor artists. The principal purpose of WASCO is to educate the public as to the many values of watercolor and to escalate the acceptance of watercolor as being an art form which should be sought and treasured along with other contemporary art forms. Monthly programs consists of demonstrations and lectures by well known and respected watercolor artists. They are free for members, $5 for guests and WASCO newsletter members and are held on the second Thursday of every month from 1-3 PM at the Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa, Santa Rosa, CA. GUALALA ARTS CENTER 46501 Gualala Road PO Box 244 Gualala, CA 95445 Phone: 707-884-1138 Fax: 707-884-3038 Email: info@GualalaArts.org Website: www.GualalaArts.org Gualala is a picturesque little village perched on cliffs overlooking a wide river where it enters the Pacific Ocean. The Gualala Art Center is the story of the “little-village-that-could”. Construction on the multi-million-dollar cultural building, tucked in the redwoods on eleven acres by the Gualala River, began in March 1996, and the Arts Center was dedicated in 1998. The 15,000 square foot facility includes a three-hundred-seat auditorium (with a stage and dressing rooms), commercial kitchen, conference room, classrooms, library, ceramics studio and two dedicated exhibition spaces. Outside areas include a amphitheater with stage, a garden terrace, a hiking trail down to the river, a meditation area in magnificent rings of old-growth redwoods, a barbecue area that seats 100, and a sculpture garden. Gualala Arts is the nucleus of the local community with art exhibits, music, and theater along with a range of workshops. The Arts Center may also be rented for weddings or private social events. SOFA (South A Street Arts District) Sebastopol Ave. & South A Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Phone: (707) 332-1212 Website: www.SOFASantaRosa.com The SOFA community is a coalition of artists, businesses and residents working together to increase the visibility, appreciation and practice of contemporary visual and performing arts in the vicinity of South A Street. SOFA hosts numerous events throughout the year including Lucky 10: Small Works, High Tea/High Art, ARTrails (largest concentration of Artrails artists in Sonoma County) and Winterblast. SOFA spaces include: The Gallery of Sea and Heaven, A Street Studios, Gallery 300, Tibidabo Photography, Hoffman & Perez Studio, Uribe Studios Backstreet Gallery, Studio ISM and The Imaginists Theatre Collective. AWS (Art Workshop of Western Sonoma County) Address of meetings: 282 S. High St., Sebastopol, CA 95472 Website: www.awsomeart.org www.facebook.com/AWSArtWorkshop AWS was started in 1965 and has continued to meet monthly presenting guest artist demonstrations, figure drawing sessions, critiques by well-known artists, paint-outs and networking opportunities. Members of AWS include professional and amateur artists in a full spectrum of artistic media. Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of every month. Lunch and a business meeting are from 12-1:00p.m. and demos begin at 1:15. Meetings are open to the public for a $5 donation.