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Dia de los Muertos in Sonoma County
Windsor Dia de los Muertos Events
Dia de los Muertos Altar Display on the Windsor Town Green
Colorful, joyful memorials for the dead, created by families and local groups, are on display throughout October.
Sun, Nov. 1 – Windsor Dia de los Muertos Virtual Run
Carrera de los Muertos – Run of the Dead.
Sun, Nov. 1 – Viva Los Muertos Virtual Fiesta
Watch the grand finale fiesta of Windsor Dia de los Muertos online this year! Indigenous dancers, art show and car show prize awards — all on YouTube.
The Sonoma Community Center will erect its 12’ Public Altar, designed by local sculptor Jim Callahan, at the end of October to be decorated in lights, golden butterflies, and portraits of Sonoma Valley’s passed loved ones and lost “heroes.” The community is invited to participate in the celebration of those who have passed by adding to the Altar notes, photos, or objects of their own.
Sat, Oct. 24, 10am-12pm – Virtual Class: Altar Making
Instructor: Ernesto Hernandez-Olmos. “Pay-What-You-Can!”
Museum of Sonoma County
The Día de los Muertos outdoor exhibition is open, free of charge, Thursday-Sunday, 10am-1pm; and Saturday, Oct. 31 (Halloween) through Monday, Nov. 2, 4-7pm. Visitors are invited to bring miniature altars in a box, copies of photos, flowers, LED lights, and other items to contribute to the community altars (no open flames, please).
Ofrenda Altar: Located in the Plaza Gazebo, the altar and traditional décor will be in place from Oct. 25-Nov. 3.
Virtual Altar: Learn more about Dia de Los Muertos through history and stories and upload your own photos to celebrate loved ones at www.diademuertoshealdsburg.com.
Sculpture Garden at Museum of Sonoma County
Open to visitors Thursday-Sunday, 10am-1pm. Free admission.
Established in 2011, the museum’s garden was designed by landscape architect Frederic Warnecke. The garden’s elements were chosen to evoke the landscape of Sonoma County: its rolling hills, grass, and trees. Plants, such as the olive and ornamental plum trees, reference the region’s agricultural heritage amid a dozen featured artworks.
Petaluma Readers Theatre Presents: 19th – The Journey to Ratification
Occidental Center for the Arts Gallery Exhibit: OCA Members’ Show
The OCA Gallery is open on Saturdays from Noon to 4 PM. Visitors must wear a face covering and only one group at a time allowed inside. Come and enjoy this diverse exhibit of our talented artist members! Occidental Center for the Arts | 3850 Doris Murphy Circle, Occidental.
Enjoy the virtual exhibit on YouTube.
Cloverdale Sculpture Trail
Through April 27, 2022
The high quality of the contemporary sculptures displayed in Cloverdale range from the humorous to thought provoking and some with a message or story. The once-a-year changing of the sculptures are enjoyed and experienced by residents and tourists on the downtown streets of Cloverdale. The 2020-2022 brochure is now available to be downloaded or picked up in numerous locations in the Cloverdale business district.
Flattening the Curve Online Art Show
Enjoy this online exhibit, featuring 49 Sonoma County artists and over 85 works of art, representing a remarkable variety of styles, media and concepts.
“The variety of work truly expresses the breadth of how we are experiencing this period of isolation and crisis.”
Thank you to Bill Shelley and Chris Beards of Blasted Art Gallery and all the participating artists!
Museum of Sonoma County: “Landscape: Awe to Activism” exhibit
From 19th century California artists inspired by nature, to contemporary artists who have embraced new technologies to address climate change and other important issues, the artist’s relationship to landscape has evolved. Landscape: Awe to Activism explores this relationship through diverse artworks including painting, photography, and video.
Click here for an online guided tour of the exhibit.
Art Apart – Petaluma Arts Center
Fulton Crossing Gallery
is open on weekends, Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 4pm, with a new featured artist collection, new resident artists, and brand new work adorning the gallery walls. 1200 River Rd., Fulton.
Looking Back at the Influenza Pandemic of 1918
The experiences of that trying time echo across the decades, resonating with the events of today. Presented by The Museum of Sonoma County.
Enjoy this fun, virtual online activity from The Museum of Sonoma County!
A fascinating history lesson!
This year, our historic Post Office building turned 110-years-old! To celebrate this incredible anniversary, we’re taking a look back at the building’s history. Did you know the Museum of Sonoma County building, originally built as a Post Office, was moved two blocks to its current location!? Narrated by Peter Coyote.