Inspired local artists present a fabulous variety of genres at galleries 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 art exhibit. You may even luck into an exhibit at a winery or eatery, where you can partake of local treats while perusing fine art. Many art centers and galleries hold opening receptions with refreshments and an opportunity to chat with the artists. You can find these events on our calendar.
Here are just some of the exhibits on show now and some that are coming up very soon:
Through Dec. 18
Susan Proehl’s latest abstract works are the featured display at this bright gallery in the charming little hamlet of Graton in west Sonoma County.
Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Scenes from Sonoma County
Through Jan. 8
Riverfront Art Gallery's end of year show features breathtaking "Scenes from Sonoma County" by oil painter Henry White. Photographer, Michael Riley shows "Landscapes and Reflections" of awe.
Open Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Friday, Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Art and Gifts: Toute Petite
Through Jan. 15
Occidental Center for the Arts
OCA Gallery presents “Art & Gifts Toute Petite” from November 18, 2016 through January 15, 2017. Art in miniature for friends and family await your expressions of giving, sharing and gratitude. Handmade books, paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more – all special gifts from special places.
Open Friday Saturday and Sunday 11:00 to 4:00.
Small Work, Big Deal
Through Dec. 31
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
This annual exhibit features small works by gallery members. Each piece is limited to 144 square inches or 1,728 cubic inches. Just right for gift-giving!
Open Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Holiday Gift Gallery
Through Dec. 31
Healdsburg Center for the Arts
Gallery artists bring their works together for the 15th Annual Gift Gallery. Browse books, ceramics, candles, glass, jewelry, toys, print, and more!
Open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday, Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Art Show of Vineyards and Seascapes
Through Jan. 19
Umpqua Bank, 201 N. Main Street
There is a chance to see beautiful depictions of vineyards and seascapes by award-winning oil painter Carolyn Jarvis at Umpqua Bank right on Main Street in Sebastopol.
Open Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Through January 10
Sally is a watercolor artist based in Sebastopol who has been teaching fine arts for many decades. Her art is varied and always intriguing. Here is a chance to view her work along with a wine tasting at Dutton-Goldfield.
Open daily 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
June 2016 - April 2017
Paradise Ridge Winery
An annually changing exhibit is installed each June in Marijke's Grove, the expansive sculpture garden at Paradise Ridge Winery. Among the ancient oaks in the four-acre grove, visitors can enjoy the convergence of art and nature. This year’s exhibition features ten artists of the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation.
Visitors can roam the garden seven days per week.
May 2016 - May 2017
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.