SOFA is an interactive community of artists, businesses, and residents in downtown Santa Rosa. Artwalk is their annual open studio walk, one of many fun events the community hosts 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! A family and pet friendly event that provides art, music, and a small community atmosphere - for free!
SOFA went through many significant transitions in 2017. The Chroma Gallery has become the non-profit Santa Rosa Arts Center. The Imaginists have purchased the building that houses their rehearsal space and 11 studios, ensuring that artists will be able to remain and work in this neighborhood. The beautifully refurbished Astro Motel has opened on Santa Rosa Avenue. SOFA continues to transform from a marginal area to a bustling and successful neighborhood at the heart of Santa Rosa’s downtown. Check out their Facebook page for up to the minute information on Artwalk.