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Healdsburg, California

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for information:
Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Bureau
217 Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-6935
Toll Free:
(800) 648-9922
Fax: (707) 433-7562

Healdsburg is wonderfully rich in cultural opportunities for residents and visitors alike. The natural beauty of the area inspires sculptors, artists, photographers, and artisans. Many fine visual and performing artists make their homes here.

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Fine art galleries are scattered throughout the town and feature local artists. Intricate glassware, singular pieces of jewelry, paintings, and photographs all reflect the California and Sonoma County life-style. Year-round shows and special events keep the creative juices flowing.

Art on the Move, held each May, is sponsored by the Healdsburg Art Council. This movable feast for the eyes allows art aficionados to visit private and public galleries. Wine and hors d'oeuvres add to the festive atmosphere. Wineries are also active art patrons, using their exquisite settings to promote local artists and photographers.

The Arts Council also sponsors a number of visual and performing art events throughout the year. Many are held in the award-winning Raven Theater and Film Center. The 600-seat Art Deco theater and community arts room is host to musical artists, comedy troupes, flamenco dancers, and a myriad of other performers. Tickets are coveted for performances by another local theater company, the Camp Rose Players, while the high school drama department encourages new talent.

The historic downtown Plaza has always been enjoyed and used as an event and performance site. Families pack a picnic and attend the Summer Concert Series, held on Sundays throughout the balmy summer. There's something for every musical taste: Celtic, jazz, big band sounds, rhythm and blues, and reggae. Summer antique fairs in the Plaza feature everything from 1920's kitchen gadgets to French armoires. The holiday season begins with a grand tree-lighting ceremony in the Plaza.

Town pride is also reflected by the Healdsburg Community Chorus. Local performances are well attended and enthusiastically supported. The Russian River Chamber Music's performances include guest artists, coffee cantatas, classical music, and other auditory treats. Healdsburg is also home to professional and established ballet and jazz-tap dance troupes such as Healdsburg Ballet and Marietta's jazz and tap. Visit Healdsburg and feast on its art and culture.

Healdsburg Museum (707) 433-4275
221 Matheson Street in the Old Carnegie Library Building
Includes a permanent gallery featuring Northern Sonoma County history as well as exhibits of 19th-century clothing, antique firearms, tools, and Pomo Indian basketry. Archives available for research by appointment. Free guided tours are available to groups by appointment. Admission free.
Founded in 1976, The Healdsburg Museum is housed in the refurbished former Healdsburg Carnegie Library building. This beloved local landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Just a short walk from the plaza, the museum houses an impressive range of artifacts and documents related to northern Sonoma County history. Some outstanding examples include Pomo Indian basketry, nineteenth-century weapons, tools, textiles, and crafts. An extensive archival library includes 8,000 original photographs. Special exhibits change about three times a year. The very-popular annual toy and doll exhibit during the Christmas season is designed to delight children and the young-at-heart.

for information: Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Bureau
217 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-6935 ... Toll Free: (800) 648-9922 (California only) ...Fax: (707) 433-7562

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