The administration for the City of Sonoma is housed in City Hall, a large building located in the center of Plaza…More Park. Led by Mayor Steve Barbose, the city oversees administration divided into seven departments, including Planning, Building Development, Public Works as well as the city's Fire and Police services. The city council usually meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 6pm, in the "Community Meeting Room" at 177 First Street West. Building and Public Works Inspections can be scheduled by phone at 707-938-3681. An updated calendar of open meetings is available on the city website, as well as details of the annual budget. Permits and restrictions for reserving one of the cities many parks for a public event are available on the city website.</p>
Project Fit America 18252 Lucas Ave, Sonoma, CA95476-4224 Project Fit America is a public charity that works to keep kids healthy and fit. The goal is to work with…More communities to bring in funding, equipment, teacher training and ultimately add fitness to school curriculums. Playgrounds, pole climbs, balls and other equipment is provided.
Stacia Brady 148 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA95476 Stacia Brady is one of five artists working and maintaining the La Haye Art Center in downtown Sonoma. Brady's work…More space at the Center is enlivened with her bright and colorful paintings with an equestrian theme. When Brady is not painting, she manages a local Sonoma barn. Visitors to her studio quickly understand that her passion for horses heavly influences her work. The La Haye Center is open to the public and if you stop in you'll likely find one of the resident artists in the process of sculpting, painting or sketching. The artists lend a warm welcome and the space is full of unique works to view and purchase.
Sonoma Bookends Bookstore 201 W Napa St, Sonoma, CA95476 Sonoma Bookends Bookstore is a quaint shop that carries a variety of classic and contemporary works. It also…More sells local, regional and national publications.
The Arts Guild of Sonoma is a non-profit organization serving as a public gallery for local and Bay Area artists.…More Founded in 1977, the guild is the longest continually operating artists' cooperative in California and is housed in a welcoming gallery on East Napa Street in downtown Sonoma. The Arts Guild is a major contributor to the local art scene in Sonoma and maintains ongoing artist exhibits that rotate once a month and are open to the public. Works include oil paintings, jewelry, photography, sculpture and pottery.</p>
<p>Additionally, the guild strives to "pick up the slack" of lacking art education in local schools and offers community art mentoring and outreach, and annually produces the "Small but Grand Works," exhibit, a summer mentoring program for Sonoma Valley High School students.</p>
John Benward Company 21750 8th St E, Sonoma, CA95476 Founded in 1979, John Benward Company is a general engineering contractor that provides site preparation for projects in…More the San Francisco North Bay Area. Services offered include underground construction, paving, excavation, grading, waterworks, sanitary facilities and utility installation for commercial, private and public works customers.
Sonoma City Opera 484 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA95476 Sonoma City Opera is a non-profit organization that brings opera of international repute to the stage in Sonoma. Since…More 1984, Sonoma City Opera has produced works such as Mozart's Figaro, The Barber of Seville by Rossini and Alice in Wonderland by Robert Chalus. Sonoma City Opera and artistic director Antoinette J. Kuhry welcomes the public to become members, sponsors and donors to help keep opera alive in Sonoma.
Community-supported Sonoma Valley Museum of Art was established in 1999 and is open to the public. It features…More contemporary artwork from around the world and has shown work by Picasso, Rembrandt and Goya. There is a good selection of books about art and artists, as well as a small cafe. The large, open space features a 3,000-square-foot main gallery and several smaller ones, including an interactive studio for adults and children. </p>
<p>Free docent-led tours are available every Saturday and Sunday. Classes pertaining to special exhibits are held throughout the year, as are children's programs and an adult series.</p>
Jim Callahan is founder of the La Haye Art Center, a welcoming and friendly public artists' studio, which…More operates out of the historic Gottenburg's garage in downtown Sonoma. One of the three original artists involved in renovating this historic space dating back to 1910, Callahan has maintained an active presence in the Sonoma arts community since founding La Haye in 1980.</p>
<p>Callahan's studio space is located in the front of the Center and visitors are welcomed by his works in progress, including large bronze sculptures of wild animals.</p>