Sonoma Valley in San Francisco is a major wine producing region. It is a beautiful region where wine, gourmet food, art and culture come together. Sonoma valley has festivals and events lining up its calendar throughout the year, one of which is the Sonoma International Film festival.
Sonoma Valley Art Museum is located close towards the south of Sonoma Town Plaza. The museum showcases modern and contemporary art on a rotational basis throughout the year. The museum has an impressive history of exhibiting shows featuring works of great artist like Picasso, Rembrandt and Goya. They also featured contemporary painter like David Hockney and visual artist Sandow Birk. Most of the exhibitions in this museum are displayed for about 2 to 3 months. The museum is also a community gathering place for lectures, workshops, classes and celebrations. Since it was founded in 1999 Sonoma museum has welcomed more than 130,000 visitors to its more than 70 exhibitions that showcased local, regional, national and international artists. The museum encourages artist across all medium. It also has close association with all the local schools and supports arts programs for students in these schools. In November 2017, a team of 9 art teachers along with more than 750 fourth and fifth grade students embarked on a journey to develop art project for Sonoma Valley Art museum. They created a wonderful tapestry of art based and inspired by the current theme of “Libros de Artista”: Artists books from Mexico and the Mexican Diaspora and “An Eye for Adventure”: Photographs by Jack London.
By: Madhuchanda Saxena