April


Apple Blossom Festival

Saturday, April 21st 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday, April 22nd 10 am - 5 pm

Parade on Saturday 10am on Main St. 


AWS Apple Blossom Festival Art Show and Reception

Reception: Friday, April 20 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Art Exhibition: Saturday, April 21, from 10 AM to 6 PM and on Sunday, April 22, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

The 50th annual Apple Blossom Festival Art Show, an exhibition by members of the Art Workshop of Western Sonoma County (AWS), will open with a reception on Friday, April 20 from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street. Admission to the reception is free, and wine and appetizers will be served. The exhibition continues on Saturday, April 21, from 10 AM to 6 PM and on Sunday, April 22, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Entrance to the art show is included in the Apple Blossom Festival admission.

The Apple Blossom Festival Art Show has been a decades-long tradition in Sebastopol. With more than 100 original paintings, drawings and fine art photographs ranging from rural landscapes to experimental abstracts, there is something for every visitor and family to enjoy. Nearly all the artworks are for sale, including a selection of small works at very affordable prices. The show will be judged by Sonoma County professional painter, Clark Mitchell.

 

Ragas of North India- A Hindustani Tradition

An Evening of Table, Sitar, and Tanpura

April 28, 2018 7:30pm  in the Brent Auditorium

Slow down, relax, breathe and prepare to be inspired with an incredible evening of traditional North Indian classical music. Internationally trained teacher and performer Peter Van Gelder and globally acclaimed Tabla soloist Indranil Mallick transport audiences with a performance in three parts: a classical raga, a tabla solo with an exploration of Tala (the art and science of rhythm) and a second raga in light classical style. Join us for this cultural music adventure exploring Table, Sitar, and Tanpura. Interested in learning more? A pre-performances talk and lecture with the performers will be hosted at 3:30pm.

Tickets $20- to purchase tickets, stop by the Gallery Desk order online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3378937 or purchase tickets at the door. oors to the gallery and Brent Auditorium will open at 7pm- Performance starts at 7:30.


Poet Laureate Reception on April 29


The Poet Laureate Selection Committee will honor Maya at a reception at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 29 at 3-5 PM. Maya will be formally recognized by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, May 8, at 1:30 PM. The literary community is invited to join us for both of these events.

 


Writers on Writing

Thursday, April 26, 4pm

Join us for a lively discussion with four published West Sonoma County writers as they reveal whatinspires them and how they work. Wine and snacks will be served. Admission is free but please rsvp to elizabethm@sebarts.org.
Panel: Barbara Baer, Marylu Downing, Andrea Granahan, and Susan Swartz (facilitator)
 

May


Rainbow Girls

Saturday, May 5 from 7pm- 9:30pm

"Rainbow Girls" will bring their youthful harmony and inspiration to the Brent Auditorium on May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm). This sultry trio of exceptional local west county musicians began their musical journey in 2011, alternating between busking in Europe and touring the US as a rock’n’roll band. Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey, and Vanessa May have emerged as a much-loved live act both abroad and on their California home turf. Rainbow Girls' discerning sensibility in regards to living in this good ol' U.S. of A. is acutely reflected in their impassioned debut record as a trio, "American Dream". Their performance will focus on the music put forth on their new album and highlight their rich harmonies, ageless songwriting, and soulful, bluesy sound in its rawest form while spotlighting their unique perspective and inspired messaging. In the words of journalist Richard Shashamane, "Just occasionally one comes across a band for the first time who truly move, excite and lift one so totally as to get absolutely caught up in the moment and the music… They play with soul, spirit and energy, are talented and versatile musicians, have beautiful voices and write stunning and catchy songs."

Tickets $20- to purchase tickets, stop by the Gallery Desk order online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3390985 or purchase tickets at the door. Doors to the gallery and Brent Auditorium will open at 7pm- Performance starts at 7:30.

 

July

 


Art and Street Printing Festival to be held
Sunday, July 8, 2018.
Call for volunteers, artists and artist-vendors

Join us for the Art & Street Printing Festival celebrating the art and interactive printmaking activities for children and adults on Sunday July 8th from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Highlights include Live Street Printing using a 3-Ton Pavement Roller and the surface of the Sebastopol Center for the Art’s parking lot as the printing press. There will be live music, food and beverages, as well as booths for Art related activities.

Volunteers: Want to help, CLICK HERE

Artist vendors: Are you interested in having a booth? Booth Application deadline: June 15. Enter your application info HERE. Prices before and after June 15 will vary. Be the “early bird”!
 

*Dates and Time subject to change