Sonoma County has a long history of attracting artists, and the Russian River is no exception. You'll find galleries in almost every town, no matter how small, and art events take place year-round.
Pacific Bay Gallery
1785 Coast Hwy 1
Local and worldwide artists, oil, acrylic & watercolor paintings, rare etchings, limited editions on paper, sculpture, carvings and relic art, historical, antique and vintage paintings of the Sonoma Coast, and original Native American paintings.
The Ren Brown Collection
1781 Hwy. 1
Contemporary Japanese prints, handmade ceramics and jewelry, Japanese antiques, California artists and sculptors.
Cloverdale Arts Alliance
204 N. Cloverdale Blvd.
Events, classes, and exhibits by local artists.
COOPrider Studio Art Gallery
16216 Main St., Suite A
Art studio and gallery featuring works by Karen Cooprider and Cindy Hawkins.
16300 Church St.
Lifvendahl Fine Art
16214 Main St.
Russian River Art Gallery
16357 Main St.
Fine art cooperative gallery and gift shop, featuring the work of the current members.
Dovetail Collections - (707) 431-0111 - dovetailcollection.com
Erickson Fine Art Gallery - (707) 431-7073 - ericksonfineartgallery.com
Finely Lara's - (707) 433-2959 - larasartandjewelry.com
Hammerfriar - (707) 473-9600 - gallery.hammerfriar.com
Options - (707) 431-8861 - optionsgallery.com
Upstairs Art Gallery - (707) 431-4214 - upstairsartgallerysite.com
Hand Goods - (707) 874-2161 - handgoods.net
Gallery 300 - (707) 332-1212 - cargocollective.com
Artisana - (707) 829-3036 - artisanafunctionalart.com
RiskPress Gallery - (707) 217-0453 - riskpress.com
Renga Arts - (707) 823-9407 - renga-arts.com
Sebastopol Gallery - (707) 829-7200 - sebastopolgallery.weebly.com
Side Street Art Gallery - (707) 953-0213 - paulasmithart.com
Windsor Arts Council Gallery - windsorartscouncil.com
Cloverdale and Geyserville
ARTrails Open Studios
If you're in the mood for a film, there are several movie theaters in the area.
The Rio Theater in Monte Rio is a charming small movie theater situated inside a Quonset hut. They show one film at a time (usually family fare), host free community events (the Grammys, the Oscars, the Super Bowl), and serve up delicious breakfast and lunch (including hot dogs!) at the Rio Cafe next door.
If you're looking for a larger cineplex, try the Airport Stadium 12 in Santa Rosa, the Raven Healdsburg Film Center in Healdsburg, and Sebastopol 9 Cinemas, in...you guessed it - Sebastopol.
The latest independent and art films (and live opera and ballet broadcasts) can be found at The Summerfield Cinemas.
In the summer, enjoy movies under the stars at Moshin Vineyards.
Raven Healdsburg Film Center - (707) 522-0330 - srentertainmentgrp.com
The Rio Theater - (707) 865-0913 - riotheater.com
Airport Stadium 12 - (707) 522-0330 - srentertainmentgrp.com
The Summerfield Cinemas - (707) 539-677 - summerfieldcinemas.com
Sebastopol 9 Cinemas - (707) 829-3456 - cinemawest.com
music & dancing
Sonoma County has a lively music scene, with live music in nearly every town, and the Wells Fargo Center in Santa Rosa for bigger acts.
The Bluewater Bistro & Bar - Fireside lounge, Live music - (707) 875-3538 - bodegaharbourgolf.com
The Forestville Club - Live music. - (707) 887-2594
Bones Road House - Blues - (707) 884-1188 - bonesroadhouse.com
Jerry Knight's Historic River Theatre - Live music - (707) 869-8022 - russianrivertheater.com
Main Street Station - Live music almost every night of the week, mostly jazz -(707) 869-0501 - sterba.com
McT's Bullpen - Live music, karaoke - (707) 869-3377 - mctsbullpen.com
Hotel Healdsburg - Live jazz on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights - (707) 431-2800 - hotelhealdsburg.com
Northwood Restaurant - Live music on Thursday nights from Grateful Dead cover band, the Thugz - (707) 865-2454 - northwoodrestaurant.com
Barley and Hops Tavern - Live music - (707) 874-9037 - barleynhops.com
Rio Nido Roadhouse - Live music on the weekends - (707) 869-0821 - rionidoroadhouse.com
A'Roma Roasters - Live music on weekends - (707) 576-7765 - aromaroasters.com
Doc Holliday's Saloon - Blues (Wednesdays), Karaoke (Thursdays and Saturdays), Rock and R&B (Fridays), DJ music (Sundays), comedy acts - (707) 537-0308 - restaurantbarsantarosa.com
Flamingo Lounge - Karaoke (Wednesdays, Thursdays), live music (Fridays, Saturdays) - (707) 545-8530 - flamingoresort.com
Gaia's Garden - Live music - (707) 544-2491 - gaiasgardenonline.com
The Glaser Center - Live music. Classical, Celtic, children's events - (707) 568-5381 - glasercenter.com
The Last Day Saloon - Live music, comedy - (707) 545-2343 - lastdaysaloon.com
Nonni's Ristorante Italiano - Live music Monday and Wednesday nights -(707) 527-0222 - nonnisrestaurant.com
Russian River Brewing Company - Live music on weekends - (707) 545-2337 - russianriverbrewing.com
Stout Brothers Irish Pub & Restaurant - Live music on Tuesday and Thursday nights - (707) 636-0240 - stoutbrospub.com
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts - Live performances from major acts, ranging from comedy to symphony - (707) 546-3600 - wellsfargocenterarts.org
Aubergine Vintage Emporium & Cafe - Eclectic acts, open mic night - (707) 861-9190 - aubergineafterdark.com
Coffee Catz - Live music, open mic (Mondays), bluegrass jams (Saturdays) - (707) 829-6600 - coffeecatz.com
French Garden Restaurant & Bistro - Live music on weekends - (707) 824-2030 - frenchgardenrestaurant.com
Hopmonk Tavern - Live music, comedy - (707) 829-7300 - hopmonk.com
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center - Live music, talks - (707) 823-1511 - seb.org
If you feel like kicking up your heels, you will find dance clubs and dance halls in the Russian River area - in addition to all the venues offering up whichever type of live music you like to dance to most.
Ecstatic Dance Sebastopol hosts an Ecstatic Dance - a free-form conscious dance with rotating DJs - on the first and third Thursdays of every month.
Ellington Hall - Santa Rosa - (707) 545-6150 - ellingtonhall.com
Finley Hall - Santa Rosa - (707) 543-3737 - ci.santa-rosa.ca.us
Flamingo Lounge - Santa Rosa - (707) 545-8530 - flamingoresort.com
Monroe Hall - Santa Rosa - (707) 539-5507 - monroe-hall.com
Redwood Empire Swing Dance Club - Santa Rosa - resdc.org
If you enjoy live plays, you will find theater companies in Healdsburg, Monte Rio and Santa Rosa.
Raven Peforming Arts Theater - (707) 433-6335 - raventheater.org
Curtain Call Theatre - (707) 524-8739 - russianriverhall.com
6th Street Playhouse - (707) 523-4185 - 6thstreetplayhouse.com