Artwalk is unlike other open studio events. In a single, tree-lined, city block, surrounded by wonderful places to eat and small shops, you can stroll to the 25 artists that make up the SOFA neighborhood. When you support these artists you are furthering the work of people in your own community, people who’ve experienced the fires of 2017, people who are affected by the changes that the fire has brought. SOFA went through many significant transitions in 2017. The Chroma Gallery has become the non-profit Santa Rosa Arts Center. The Imaginists have purchased the building that houses their rehearsal space and 11 studios, ensuring that artists will be able to remain and work in this neighborhood. The beautifully refurbished Astro Motel has opened on Santa Rosa Avenue. SOFA continues to transform from a marginal area to a bustling and successful neighborhood at the heart of Santa Rosa’s downtown. Check out our Facebook event page for up to the minute information on Artwalk.