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.
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
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.
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.
Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce &
217 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448
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