7 Unmissable Art Events in Sonoma This Summer

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Sonoma contains a rich history and culture surrounding art in all its forms.

Wine Country has a particular way of inspiring the creative mind.

Whether it’s the calming wind rustling through the trees or the idyllic, pastoral valley setting rich with color and life, the landscape focuses creative energy like few other studios can.

From fabrics to traditional paintings to installations to sidewalk chalk, Sonoma County is awash with art to inspire the mind and invigorate the spirit.

Here are 7 art events coming up in Sonoma this summer that you can’t miss, courtesy of Sonoma County, CA:

SOFA Artwalk
August 11
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Interactive community of artists, businesses, and residents in downtown Santa Rosa. Enjoy art, music, and a unique, small community atmosphere.

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Art by Lauri Luck

Friends of the Duck
August 13-14
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, 12 to 4 p.m.
Laurie Luck Art Gallery

Enjoy art from 10 diverse artists at Lauri Luck Art Gallery. Oh, and there will be homemade Bumbleberry and Lemon Chess pie. Yum!

Art in the Redwoods Festival
August 13-14
Saturday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gualala Arts Center

Live entertainment and artist booths, including vendor booths with jewelry, ceramics, wood, tiles, weavings, and more.

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Fulton Crossing

Open Studios at Fulton Crossing
Aug. 19, Sept. 16
On the third Friday of each month, from 5 to 8 p.m.
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Open studios from Fulton Crossing tenants with a focus on functional art and furniture.

Frank Morbillo: New Works
July 16 -Aug. 20
Thursday through Monday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sculpturesite Gallery

See new sculptures by master metal worker Frank Morbillo at Sculpturesite Gallery in Glen Ellen’s Jack London Village.

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Don & Era Farnsworth – Dharmakaya

In the Woods – By the River, an Exhibition of Contemporary Tapestries
July 8 – Aug. 25
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment.
Dallas A. Saunders Artisan Textiles

This exhibition features contemporary tapestries by internationally recognized artists, Donald and Era Farnsworth, April Gornik, Alan Magee, and Kiki Smith.

Reflections | Shadows
July 21 – Aug. 28
Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Juried exhibition of work by Sonoma County artists features the physical aesthetics and conceptual connotations of reflections and shadows.

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Spring Sows, Summer Reaps

We’re entering our favorite time of the year now: the height of summer.

The sun shines most brilliantly, the days are long and warm, and the afternoons and evenings are made for basking in the natural beauty of wine country.

The fruits of spring’s labor have long since yielded all sorts of wonderful rewards, and they enrich the summer months with incredible botanical flavor.

While spring may usher in the lion’s share of growth and blooming, summer is certainly the one to reap the rewards of spring’s effort.

It’s a summer paradise here, and we would be hard-pressed to think of a place that can evaporate life’s worries so deftly or efficiently as Sonoma Valley.

Save for one place…

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Do not disturb: comprehensive botanical healing in progress!

If you guessed our Spa, you would be correct.

We’ve crafted two, luxurious summer spa packages that are centered around the wonderful rewards of nature’s spring bounty.

The first one is all about nature’s signature purple wonderplant: lavender.

We’ve partnered with our friends at Matanzas Creek Winery to bring you the ultimate body treatment centered around lavender.

The locally grown and harvested lavender is infused to create our Matanzas Creek Lavender Scrub which will invigorate your senses, relax the body, and buff away dry skin and environmental stress.

Enjoy a complimentary personal size Matanzas Creek lavender gift and 15% off all Matanzas Creek lavender products when you book our Matanzas Creek Lavender Scrub.

Lavender not your speed? Then let us sweeten the deal…

Honey – sweet, rich, and luscious – has been used for centuries for its medicinal and cosmetic values.

Our Honey Wine Wrap nourishes with a fortifying heated wrap by Caudalíe, ideal for intense skin hydration, and includes a relaxing body and scalp massage with luxurious Caudalíe Vine Body Butter.

Indulge in a Honey Wine Wrap this August and enjoy 10% off and take home a petite jar of local miele.

Summer is all about rejuvenation, of mind, body, and spirit. Allow us to use nature’s bounty to assist you.

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Sonoma Wine Country is Wedding Paradise

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“Married in August’s heat and drowse,
Lover and friend in your chosen spouse.
Married in September’s golden glow,
Smooth and serene your life will go.”

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Marry your best friend in Sonoma Valley

Ever heard of an Auspicious Wedding Date?

They’re a real thing (well, as “real” as superstitions can be), and according to most guidelines surrounding such auspices, any time during summer is the time to plan your nuptials.

And surely having such nuptials take place in as place as beautiful as California wine country can only tip in scales of superstition in one’s favor, right?

We’d like to think so.

To marry one’s best friend while surrounded by loved ones at a sunny wine country villa straight from a Tuscan countryside painting is surely the stuff matrimonial dreams are made of.

Time may be running short to plan a full-blown wedding extravaganza for this year, but luckily we’ve thought of that already.

Our Elegant Elopements are specifically designed for the time-conscious mind, and for those who enjoy planning their special day with a dash of careful alacrity.

It includes:

  • One-night stay
  • Couples massage at The Spa
  • Officiant
  • Ceremony location
  • Photographer for one hour
  • Petite two-tier wedding cake
  • Personalized floral arrangements (bouquet, boutonniere and cake table floral)
  • Bottle of “Wedding Cuvée” sparkling wine
  • Breakfast for two at The Restaurant, or in bed if desired
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The entire property for you, your spouse, and your guests

Our elopement package is available Sunday through Thursday for up to 10 people.

For those who favor a more patient approach, our complete wedding experiences are for you.

Worried about other guests on the property during the ceremony? Don’t be.

We let you book the entire inn for your celebration. No one around but you, your spouse-to-be, and all of your beloved friends, family, and other guests.

Whether a romantic fairytale reception of up to 75 guests, or an intimate gathering of your closest friends, Kenwood Inn and Spa can help you create a wine country day that you will never forget.

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