2014 Events

WINTERBLAST: SOFA’S 9th Annual Arts Festival, Parade and Street Fair

Free and Family Friendly

Saturday November 15, 2014, from 5 – 9pm

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SOFA’s largest event of the year. Winterblast is a delightful parade of decorated sofas, artistic bicycles, costumed performers and a marching band. Live music on three stages, plus street performers. Illuminated sculptures, lanterns, and fire dancers. Food, beverages, beer and wine available at locations throughout the festival. Come experience the magic of Winterblast!

LOCATION and PARKING: “SOFA”, the Santa Rosa arts district is at the junction of South A Street and Sebastopol Avenue in Santa Rosa, down the block from Julliard Park.

South A Street and Sebastopol Avenue will be blocked off for the event. Parking available at the corner of Santa Rosa Ave and Sebastopol Ave., and the City Hall parking lot on Sonoma Ave.

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FIRST FRIDAY OPEN STUDIOS 

DATES/TIME: First Fridays October 3 and November7, 5-8pm.

EVENT DESCRIPTION: Art studios and galleries throughout the SOFA district open their doors to the public. Meet the artists, see art, enjoy refreshments and music. Event takes place every first Friday of the month.

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MASK-ARRAYED: THE ART of MASKS TODAY

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Button mask by Robin Factor

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Man or Beast? by Simmon Factor

October 1 – November 16, 2014

Closing Party: Saturday, November 15, 5-9pm, to coincide with WINTERBLAST

Original masks created by local and regional artists and students, as well as art which explores themes of concealment, secret identities and alter-egos.
Masks are a universal and timeless invention, used throughout the world and in almost every culture to channel the powers of gods or nature, for protection, concealment, and to invoke fear or ecstasy. When placed before our face they serve as shields, allowing the wearer  freedom of expression.

In our modern culture we use the Internet as a mask, to conceal our identity or present an invented persona. Mask-Arrayed will explore the ways artists interpret this ancient and universal human inclination.

Mask-Arrayed presents the works of dozens of local and regional artists. Work by students from several Santa Rosa high school art classes are also represented.

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HOLIDAY EVE: SOFA Arts District’s Wintertime Open Studios Event

DATE/TIME: Saturday, DecemPOSTER Holiday Eveber 4, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm

EVENT DESCRIPTION: SOFA Art District’s Wintertime Open Studios event to ring in the holiday season. Bring a bell to serenade the walk. Visit open art studios and galleries. See art. Meet Artists. Celebrate summer with us!

posterLOCATION: SOFA District is the neighborhood around the intersection of “A” Street and Sebastopol Avenue in Santa Rosa, California.

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