FREE ART DAY & OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, September 7th
10am – 2pm
Sonoma Community Center (276 East Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476)
The public is invited to experience Sonoma Community Center’s new fall art programming at its “Free Art Day & Open House” scheduled for Saturday, September 7 from 10:00AM-2:00PM. This annual event is a opportunity for community members to sample family friendly art activities provided by the Center as well as have the chance to meet Instructors of the upcoming fall class roster.
The Open House includes free open ceramic studios where participants will be able to drop-in and experience what it’s like to throw on a ceramic wheel or hand build with clay. A figure drawing open studio will be available for those interested in sketching, open to both beginners and advanced. And attendees of all ages will discover hands-on fabric crafts including a large-scale weaving project in the Center’s fiber studio.
“More often than not I see residents surprised to find that the Center offers even more than they imagined.” Fiber Department Head, Eric Jackson commented. “This Open House is the perfect day for everyone to see the full range of opportunities for themselves. Come explore, create, and play.”
Included in the day’s scheduled activities are free ballet, tai chi, yoga, and Pilates classes, a scheduled Free Spirits Gospel Choir performance, culinary demo and samples with Italian chef Maria Capdevielle, Gallery 212 art exhibition, kid’s clay activities, a community art collaboration, membership opportunities, games, and refreshments.
Additionally, the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, brand new tenants of the Center, will be participating with open doors throughout the day and a scheduled talk at noon. “We are looking for caring adults to mentor our school youth in the 2019-20 school year and we will have Mentors and Mentees here to share their mentoring stories and answer any questions about how mentoring works,” SVMA’s Executive Director, Lee Morgan Brown states. “The Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance is so excited to have our office here at the Sonoma Community Center.”
To learn more about the Center’s “Free Art Day & Open House” please visit the Main Office at 276 East Napa Street in Sonoma, or by calling the office (707) 938-4626 x1, Monday through Friday 10:00AM-4:00PM.
Brightening lives through the arts, education, and community centered activities.
For over six decades, Sonoma Community Center has worked to inspire creative expression and enhance quality of life by bringing world class programming to the Valley of the Moon, and to preserve and restore our grand, historic building.