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Guide to Current Art Exhibits and Events in Sonoma County

Laura Tovar Dietrick’s "Monterey Spanish Moss." Her show A Leap of Faith is on exhibit through Jan. 7 at Riverfront Art Gallery in Petaluma.

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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 and art museums 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.

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 some that are coming up soon:


After the Fire

Nov. 4-25, extended through Dec. 2

Calabi Gallery, Santa Rosa

For the month of November, Calabi Gallery will be partially rehung with several mini shows, including a Pop Up of poignant fire imagery by photographer Penny Wolin. You can also view a selection of favorite Dia de los Muertos material as well as art by selected immigrant populations and artists from other parts of the world. The gallery will be donating 10% of all sales during this show to relief funds for Sonoma County artist fire victims.

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


Dia de los Muertos

Through Nov. 30

History Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa

The traditional and the modern are combined in this year's exhibit with altars, or ofrendas, in Oaxaca and Michoacan styles, artwork by Peter Perez, Martin Zuniga, Mario Uribe, and Ruben Guzman. Liz Camino-Byers has created an exhibit honoring 110 years of Frida Kahlo. 

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


Celebrate Our Sonoma County

Through Nov. 30

Upstairs Art Gallery, Healdsburg

Scenes of Sonoma County from Daniele Todaro are on display this month at Upstairs Art Gallery. Inspired by the regal landscape of Sonoma County, this exhibit encompasses images of beaches, hills, outbuildings, and other iconic scenes in pastel, monoprints, and mixed media. You can stop in and meet Daniele any Saturday in November between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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


Got Glass!!!

Through Dec. 3

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol

A stunning collection of glass art that includes a wide range of techniques, such as blown, cast, cold work, fused, pate de verre, slumped, painted, and more. National and international artsits applied to be part of this diverse exhibit.

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


Mark Lifvendahl: Making a Splash

Through Dec. 31

Fulton Crossing, Santa Rosa

Vivid paintings by Mark Lifvendahl will be on display in the Front Room Gallery at the art collective Fulton Crossing. Mark's bright, colorful, floral abstracts are a wecome sight. Opening reception on Friday, Nov. 17, 5-8 p.m. 

Open Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.


Form and Color: It’s Wild Out There

Through Jan. 4

Heron Hall, Laguna de Santa Rosa

The art gallery at the Laguna Environmental Center couldn’t be a more ideal place to view wildlife photography by Dave Strauss.

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.


Late Fall Show

Through Jan. 7

Riverfront Art Gallery, Petaluma

Among the fine work to be found at Riverfront Gallery, the Late Fall Show will feature painters Laura Tovar Dietrick and Henry White, as well as a returning former gallery member and two new members. 

Open Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 


creatures big and small

Through Jan. 27

Sebastopol Gallery, Sebastopol

The works of member artists Rebecca Trevino and Jeff Watts are featured in this exhibit. Rebecca is an assemblage artist who combines objects in unexpected ways. JEff is a self-taught painter who works in oils and whose subjects are often animals.

Open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 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.

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