SebArts Virtual Open Studios is an extraordinary re-visioning of our Open Studio programs for 2020, in light of the unprecedented coronavirus situation. SCA has adapted its signature spring and fall programs, Art at the Source and Sonoma County Art Trails, creating an opportunity for the public to engage with Sonoma County fine artists despite the challenges presented by the pandemic. The public is invited to engage with participating artists virtually on a brand new, beautiful online platform and in the artists’ studios, if it is safe to do so.
SebArts Virtual Open Studios launched a brand new website in mid July at sebartsvirtual.org. With 140 artist profiles and dynamic visual content, visitors will be able to interact with the artists in a variety of ways: via their individual websites and social media profiles, as well as by attending online events and virtual studio tours.
This program was designed for maximum flexibility; artists can adapt to evolving circumstances and still provide a rich experience for both visitors and the online public. During the month of September, the site will also feature an online gallery with works for sale by all of the artists. Participating artists will be available virtually, with the potential for by-appointment or dropin studio visits in person if public health guidance allows. Safety first, beauty next – we all need art to uplift and support us while we shelter through uncertainty. Support your local artists and bring art into your home!
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is a bridge for independent non-fiction filmmakers to reach as wide an audience as possible. Each film programmed for SDFF is a signature of excellence in craft, character and storytelling.
Docs Make House Calls is an online program of films selected from SDFF 2020, which was cancelled due to COVID-19 literally days away from opening night. The streaming program consists of ongoing programs of features, shorts and exclusive content like filmmaker interviews.
SDFF is driven by an immense curiosity to learn and understand the lives of others, lives different in experience, background and age. Documentaries are the touchstones of reality from the past and present that can guide us into an enlightened future. We need documentaries in our lives now more than ever.
For more information on SDFF and film education visit: https://sebastopolfilmfestival.org/
Sebastopol Center for the Arts’ (SCA) Visual Arts Program’s universal mission is to feature artwork by artists from local Sonoma County, regional Bay Area, greater California and around the world.
Our numerous and extensive exhibitions vary throughout the year. We offer juried, invitational, curated and open submission opportunities for local, regional, national and international artists.
Our exhibitions are often augmented with lectures, panel discussions, workshops, demonstrations and musical performances. We strive to stimulate, inspire and educate; further enhancing our patron’s engagement with the arts.
For more information on Visual Arts: http://sebarts.org/visual-arts/
Sebastopol Center for the Arts Ceramics Studio offers students, potters and sculptors of all levels, the opportunity to enroll in a variety of classes, as well as work independently using an assortment of commercial claybodies and various firing techniques.
For more information on ceramic: http://sebarts.org/ceramics/
Sebastopol Center for the Arts (SCA) is committed to offering a wide range of literary arts programming. Poetry readings, writers workshops, performances reflecting a standard of excellence and recognition for this timeless artform are offered at various times throughout the year.
For more information on Literary Arts: https://sebarts.org/literary-arts/
Experience live performances at Sebastopol Center for the Arts in our three unique venues: the spacious Brent Auditorium, the intimate Little Red Hen Cabaret and our NEW outdoor Ron and Beverly Judd Patio! Audiences enjoy a diverse series of performances designed to showcase a wide variety of styles and genres, shining a spotlight on exceptional local, regional, national and international talent.
For more information on Performing Arts: http://sebarts.org/performing-arts/
Art at the Source is held annually on the first two weekends of June, showcasing some of the area’s best established and emerging artists, who exhibit in individually and in shared studios throughout Western Sonoma County. Founded in 1995, Art at the Source is a non-juried program that provides a long-established creative ritual for thousands of regional art lovers and wine country tourists.
Each of these programs, in their unique ways, promotes the arts as a significant Sonoma County asset and increases public awareness about the quality and diversity of art created in our county. The events also help to support artists by providing a venue in which artists can exhibit and sell their work.
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