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Guide to Current Art Exhibits and Events in Sonoma County

Mendocino Coast IV by Ray Jacobsen, 1991, Watercolor

On display at Calabi Gallery, June 24 through August 19, in the exhibit: 40 Years of Sonoma Valley Artist Ray Jacobsen.

This summer a fun and eclectic selection of artwork by inspired local artists awaits you at venues all around Sonoma County. While navigating around the vineyards and rolling hills, along the scenic coast, and through the welcoming townships, be sure and stop in at a few of the numerous art galleries, art centers, and museums to catch a special exhibit. Local galleries often feature interesting curated exhibits of national and international artists, as well. You may even luck into an exhibit at a winery or eatery, where you can partake of local treats while perusing fine art.


Here are just some of the exhibits on show now and some that are coming up soon:



June 16 - July 23

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol

It’s all BLUE at this summer’s exhibit at Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Blue oceans, blue skies, blue cars, blue eyes, cornflowers and blueberries, seeing blue. In Gallery II, check out "Painted Words," a juried calligraphy exhibition.

Open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday 1-4 p.m.


Wine, Women + Song

July 1-29

Pop Up Art Show, 369 S. Main Street, Sebastopol

Wine, Women, and Song is a pop up art show in Sebastopol, featuring original paintings of Faces, Figures and Famous Rock Icons by Michelle Carnes and legendary illustrator Stanley Mouse. Don't miss the Closing Show on July 29, with live music, wine, raffle, and treats!

Open Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Pieces of Me

July 1-31

Upstairs Art Gallery, Healdsburg

A current series of collage pieces by Carolyn Wilson will be featured in July at this collectively owned gallery on Healdsburg Plaza, located inside Levin & Co. Bookstore. The contemporary collages are on canvas or wood panels, so viewers can even touch the rich surface textures. Also showing, Cynthia Jackson-Hein's rural-themed oil paintings in the Small Works Gallery. Meet the artists at a reception on July 8, 5-8 PM.  306 Center Street, Healdsburg. 707-431-4214. UpstairsArtGallery.net.

Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Kinetic Sculpture in Four Movements

May 14 - Aug. 4

Sculpturesite, Glen Ellen

At the gallery in historical Jack London Village, you’ll find new kinetic sculptures by four artists: Jeff Kahn, Jeffery Laudenslager, Troy Pillow and John Tyler. See how mesmerizingly each piece moves with the wind.

Open Thursday through Monday 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


The Face of Petaluma:  Portraits of Our Town

June 13 - Aug. 5

Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma

This exhibition is a contemporary photographic portrayal of current Petaluma residents. Five photographers have been making portraits and collecting stories from an array of local personalities, whose diverse and relevant stories will be displayed. Alongside the main exhibit, will be an evolving display of community members’ portraits.

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Portraits of Petaluma Pioneers

June 10 - Sept. 25

Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, Petaluma

A companion exhibition to The Face of Petaluma at Petaluma Arts Center, the Historical Library and Museum will house an exhibit of early photographs from the collections of the Museum and the Sonoma County Library.

Open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday 12-3 p.m.


SOFA Artwalk

Aug. 5 & 6

SOFA Arts District, Santa Rosa

The interactive art community of Santa Rosa’s SOFA Arts District present their annual open studio walk, one of many fun events they host each year. Fill your creative soul in a short four block stroll which houses numerous art studios, three galleries, two coffee houses, a bakery, four restaurants, and more!

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


40 Years of Sonoma Valley Artist Ray Jacobsen

June 24 - Aug. 19

Calabi Gallery, Santa Rosa

A selection of paintings by Sonoma Valley artist Ray Jacobsen (1938-2007), who showed an interest and talent in art from a young age and devoted his adulthood to his art.

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Eye Fruit: The Art of Frank Williams

May 13 - Aug. 27

Art Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa

Art historian Susan Landauer has curated a show of Frank Williams’ unconventional art, which hits the marks of at least five art movements over the course of his fifty-year career.

Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.



May 5 - Aug. 29

Heron Hall, Laguna de Santa Rosa

Paintings and Mosaics by Stacey Schuett. Living near the Laguna de Santa Rosa and being drawn to using local wildflife and creatures in her art, Stacey Schuett is fortunate to have an abundance of subject matter.

Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., but call ahead to be sure you can view the art, as special events are held there.


Summer Small Works Invitational

June 11 - Sept. 3

Gallery One, Petaluma

A fun and varied selection of small works by featured artists: Lynn Davis, Joyce Kelly, Donna DeLaBriandais, Judy Klausenstock, and Joanne Tepper.

Open Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Summer Show

July 5 - Sept. 3

Riverfront Gallery, Petaluma

This summer at Riverfront, it’s a "freehand" show in all media: painting, drawing, and more.

Open Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Friday, Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.


Fiber Art VIII

July 28 - Sept. 3

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol

This exhibition features contemporary concepts using either traditional or unusual materials. Artists’ works are both two and three dimensional pieces, including wearable and large installation art.

Open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday 1-4 p.m.


Sculpture Trail

May 2017 - May 2018

Cloverdale and Geyserville

The Northern Sonoma County communities of Cloverdale and Geyserville together house an annually changing exhibit of high quality sculptures. Follow the Sculpture Trail to see this year's collection of inspiring art placed in accessible places along the streets of these quaint towns.


Check our Sonoma County Calendar of Events for other current art happenings.


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