Retrospective by Henry White at Riverfront Gallery in Petaluma. "Panorama Trail Westward"

Guide to Current Art Exhibits and Events in Sonoma County

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Guide to Current Art Exhibits and Events in Sonoma County

A fun and eclectic selection of artwork by inspired local artists awaits you at venues all around Sonoma County. Stop in at some of the numerous art galleries, art centers, and museums to catch a special exhibit. Keep an eye out for art exhibits in wine tasting rooms and restaurants. Local galleries and art museums often feature interesting curated exhibits of national and international artists, as well.

Check our Calendar of Events for opening and closing receptions, special artist talks, and other art events.

Here are just some of the exhibits on show now and upcoming art events.

SOFA Artwalk Open Studios & Salon des Refusés

Aug. 3, 4 and 10, 11
Graton Gallery, Graton
The artists of SOFA Santa Rosa Arts District open their doors for the first two weekends of August. Stroll the charming neighborhood and feast your eyes on fine art. SOFA is also hosting the Salon des Refusés gallery show in Mario Uribe's Seishin Studio.
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3, 4 and 10, 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Through Aug. 4
Graton Gallery, Graton
View featured new work by Mylette Welch, Elia Murray, and Amy Smith, along with art by guest artists Susan Barri, Jeanne Hennessey, Carol Leonti, and Ron Sumner.
Open Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kinetics: Art in Motion

Through Aug. 11
Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa
Debra Lehane and Satri Pencak have curated a collection of contemporary Kinetic Art for this exhibit of artwork containing movement. The motion can be generated through natural sources like air currents and gravity or with mechanical motors, electric power, and human contact.
Open Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Clay - Glass

Through Aug. 24
Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg
This juried exhibit explores the infinite possibilities of clay and glass as creative media. Combining ancient techniques and modern technology, the artists are storytellers and futurists. 
Open Sunday, Monday, Thursday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Into the Fold

Through Aug. 27
Heron Hall, Laguna de Santa Rosa
Within the beautiful scenery of the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Heron Hall hosts art exhibits through the year. This summer, oil and acrylic paintings by Angela Zocco Sturr adorn the gallery. The collection celebrates the the outdoor education program Learning Laguna, which the artist has participated in for several years.
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.

Anything Goes

Aug. 6 - Sept. 1
Graton Gallery, Graton
This is the fifth annual juried Anything Goes show, a juried exhibit. It's presented in conjunction with the gallery's Cigar Box Show, not juried. For this, artists are encouraged to grab a box and use it to make some art.
Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Textile Exhibition

Through Sept. 6
180 Studios, Santa Rosa
The second exhibit at 180 Studios, a maker studio, features contemporary textile art by Bud Snow, Christa Lynne, Livy Levings, and Sable Rose Regalia.
Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Summer Show

Through Sept. 8
Riverfront Gallery, Petaluma
Painter Henry White is doing a Retrospective with still lifes, portraits, and local landscapes. Photographer Michael Riley is showing 20 pieces ranging from cities in the US to locations in Italy and France.
Open Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

International Fiber Arts IX Exhibition

Through Sept. 8
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol
Every two years, SCA presents this prestigious juried exhibition, which features innovative and traditional fiber techniques. 

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

Crossing Borders - Art About Immigration and Dissolving Boundaries

Through Sept. 27
Santa Rosa Arts Center, Santa Rosa

This timely exhibit encompasses politics, racism, love, psychology, societal transformation, and the future of the United States. The artwork depicts personal stories of immigration and ancestors, and of crossing personal borders.
Open Thursday 12-3:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m - 2 p.m. 

Written by Sonoma Insider Jen Jones.