Arts & Cultural Experiences in Sonoma County

Enjoy these virtual and live experiences!

Be sure to check out Current Gallery and Museum Exhibitions by Satri Pencak

Museum of Sonoma County

Artistry in Wood Spotlight – Michael Palace Design – Palace of Earth

In this video, we take a closer look at Michael Palace’s process and works, which have been featured in prior years’ Artistry in Wood exhibitions. Palace has two pieces in the 2020 Artistry in Wood exhibition.

Sonoma County Philharmonic

“During the past year we have tried to find ways to deliver our music but Covid-19, an intense fire season and frequent power shutoffs made it difficult. So for now, please enjoy our 2017 concert recording of Dvorak’s “In Nature’s Realm,” paired with artwork by local artist Wendy Brayton depicting daily life around Sonoma County.

Sculpture Garden at Museum of Sonoma County

Sculpture Garden at Museum of Sonoma County

Open to visitors Thursday-Sunday, 10am-1pm. Free admission.
Established in 2011, the museum’s garden was designed by landscape architect Frederic Warnecke. The garden’s elements were chosen to evoke the landscape of Sonoma County: its rolling hills, grass, and trees. Plants, such as the olive and ornamental plum trees, reference the region’s agricultural heritage amid a dozen featured artworks.

Petaluma Readers Theatre Presents: 19th – The Journey to Ratification

Occidental Center for the Arts Gallery Exhibit: OCA Members’ Show

The OCA Gallery is open on Saturdays from Noon to 4 PM. Visitors must wear a face covering and only one group at a time allowed inside. Come and enjoy this diverse exhibit of our talented artist members! Occidental Center for the Arts | 3850 Doris Murphy Circle, Occidental.
Enjoy the virtual exhibit on YouTube.

Cloverdale Sculpture Trail

Through April 27, 2022
The high quality of the contemporary sculptures displayed in Cloverdale range from the humorous to thought provoking and some with a message or story. The once-a-year changing of the sculptures are enjoyed and experienced by residents and tourists on the downtown streets of Cloverdale. The 2020-2022 brochure is now available to be downloaded or picked up in numerous locations in the Cloverdale business district.
Cloverdale Sculpture Trail

Flattening the Curve Online Art Show

Enjoy this online exhibit, featuring 49 Sonoma County artists and over 85 works of art, representing a remarkable variety of styles, media and concepts.
“The variety of work truly expresses the breadth of how we are experiencing this period of isolation and crisis.”
Thank you to Bill Shelley and Chris Beards of Blasted Art Gallery and all the participating artists!

Flattening the Curve Art Show

Museum of Sonoma County: “Landscape: Awe to Activism” exhibit

From 19th century California artists inspired by nature, to contemporary artists who have embraced new technologies to address climate change and other important issues, the artist’s relationship to landscape has evolved. Landscape: Awe to Activism explores this relationship through diverse artworks including painting, photography, and video.

Click here for an online guided tour of the exhibit.

Fulton Crossing Gallery

is open on weekends, Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 4pm, with a new featured artist collection, new resident artists, and brand new work adorning the gallery walls. 1200 River Rd., Fulton.

Looking Back at the Influenza Pandemic of 1918

The experiences of that trying time echo across the decades, resonating with the events of today. Presented by The Museum of Sonoma County.

Enjoy this fun, virtual online activity from The Museum of Sonoma County!

Sonoma County Museum
Oh no! You were enjoying an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum’s collection, when the door locked behind you!

Search for clues in our collection storage room to help you escape.

A fascinating history lesson!

This year, our historic Post Office building turned 110-years-old! To celebrate this incredible anniversary, we’re taking a look back at the building’s history. Did you know the Museum of Sonoma County building, originally built as a Post Office, was moved two blocks to its current location!? Narrated by Peter Coyote.

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