Art After Dark

BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH THE ARTS

Art After DarkPhoto courtesy Bourne Photography
 
 

Art After Dark, was a community-building event series presented on July, August and September 2017  by Healdsburg Center for the Arts in partnership with the City of Healdsburg’s Community Services Dept. Butcher paper was taped to the C. Donatielo building for community feedback at the September 22 Art After Dark,

ATTENDEE FEEDBACK – September 22, 2017

“This is what I’ve dreamed of since visiting NOLA and Frenchman’s street art show! Thank you! –Rose Fabian p.s. great job having all arts represented tonight!
“Really fun, creative event. Sorry that this is my first Art After Dark. But I will have next year to look forward to. Great music, artists.” ☺
“Art is a way to express your feelings.” –Katiane
“How to monetize AAD? If people appreciate this so much there should be some way for them to open their wallets and rain cash down on the organizers.”
“I hecking love this.”
“Art is not a crime.”
“Earth without art is just Eh! –Sofia Villa
“More older kids stuff. I like new things.”
“I love this.”
“Roses are red, violets are blue, Art After Dark is certainly for you.”
“There are things in life that can’t be unseen.”
“This is community. ART UNITES US. It is a neutralizer. This is US. Healdsburg. WE.”
“Art is something I will always love.”
“Quiet corner for story time.”
“Love it. More older kids stuff, though.”
“Great music.”|
“Let’s paint asphalt.”
“Couldn’t hear the poetry.”
“One of the best community events I’ve participated in. Love the vibe, culture and art.”
“The best art happens in the dark.”
“Standing in one place for 45 minutes makes your feet tired. We would love tired feet every month!!!”
“Shea Breaux Wells = sensational”
“Good job, Gina!” –Teri M.
“MORE big kid stuff.”
“I love art.”
“Simply brilliant. LOVE”
“More 4th Fridays. Ok, what about every Friday? FIRST Fridays?”
“Absolutely wonderful for building authentic community! Thank you all organizers and participants! Especially Gina.” –Nora 
“Always believe. If you don’t succeed try again.” –Allie 
“The art is awesome.” –Samuel L.
“This is what binds our community together.”
“I love it.”
“Microphones for performances – especially the Raven players. Can’t hear.”
“I love art.” –Maria, 2017
“Fun, fun times. Wow.”
“Yay, Gina. Great job.” –Jessica 
“Wine express in the house.”
“Extend towards Healdsburg Ave. On Plaza to accommodate crowd…love it.”
“I like it on the street.”
“I love it but more kid stuff, also for older kids.”
“Congrats on a wonderful concept and event.” –BG
“Great event! Let’s do more!” –David Hagele, council member
“We could not hear Penelope and Heruacro ready poetry. Is there a way to fix that next time?” –S. Binckley
“Let’s do this every month. Thank you.”
“Yes! Let’s do this every month.”
“Please consider closing this section of the street to vehicle traffic permanently. This event is great. Maybe a weekly event next year.”
“Art will always be in my heart.”

 

 

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July 28  A good time had by ALL!

On the Main Stage:

Healdsburg Ukulele Group

Raven Players – Shakespeare’s “A Comedy of Errors”

Vintage Crush (sponsored by Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce)

August 25

Healdsburgers! Join in the fun this Friday, August 25, at Art After Dark, a community-building event designed just for you! We’re transforming Plaza St. (between Center & East St.) into a colorful and lively celebration of Latino art and culture from 7:00 to 9:30pm. Healdsburg Center for the Arts is working with the City of Healdsburg’s Community Services Department and our good friends at Corazón Healdsburg to produce a fantastic pop-up street art fest.

On the Stage:

Mexican folk dance performance.

SF standup comic Rudy Ortiz will talk some “comic sense” into us then

Loz Bluz, an eclectic jazzy blues, R&B-style band, will get us out of our seats and dancing. Homero Martinez on harmonica/vocals, Mal Smith on lead guitar/vocals, Dave Falco on bass, and Steve DuBuis on drums.

On the street (by C. Donatiello tasting room) a silent screening of a 1940s Cantinflas film will show at dusk. Mario Moreno, known professionally as Cantinflas, was an iconic Mexican comic film actor who was often referred to as the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico.

North Bay Impalas Car Club will display eight custom and original vintage Impala cars on Plaza St, near East St.

Stop by the Corazón Healdsburg booth and play lotería, a traditional Mexican card game similar to bingo that is considered to be a form of folk art.

Santa Rosa sculptor Martin Zúñiga will have several sculptures on display including “El Chapulín Colorado” and also an interactive sculpture that we can paint, draw and drum on.  

Healdsburg’s former poet laureate, Gabriel Fraire, will read from his works. 

Fine Art Display, artist demonstration and much more! Children will be invited to get their faces painted and create their own masterpieces under the “Little Frida Kahlo” tent while friends and family watch. All art supplies free to each child.

Art After Dark is a free, family-friendly event. All members of the community are invited to attend. Some seating is available at the event to enjoy the performances.

Festival attendees can purchase food and wine at neighboring businesses: El Farolito Restaurant, Idlewild Wines, C. Donatiello Winery and inside HCA: Thumbprint. Contact HCA for more information at 707.431.1970 or  for Sponsorship & Entertainment Questions email artafterdarkhbg@gmail.com. You can also visit: www.HealdsburgCenterForTheArts.org

September 22 

Healdsburgers! Don’t miss the fun September 22, at Art After Dark, a community-building event designed just for you! We’re transforming Plaza St. (between Center & East St.) into a colorful and lively celebration of art from 7:00 to 9:30pm. Healdsburg Center for the Arts is working with the City of Healdsburg’s Community Services Department to produce a fantastic pop-up street art fest.

On the Stage:

Healdsburg Ukulele Group

Raven Players

Shea Breaux Wells & Her Fab Four, sponsored by Healdsburg Jazz Festival!

On the street (by C. Donatiello tasting room) a silent screening of a vintage film will show at dusk. 

 

Fine Art Display, artist demonstration and much more! Children will be invited to get their faces painted and create their own masterpieces under the “Little Frida Kahlo” tent while friends and family watch. All art supplies free to each child.

Art After Dark is a free, family-friendly event. All members of the community are invited to attend. Some seating is available at the event to enjoy the performances.

Festival attendees can purchase food and wine at neighboring businesses: El Farolito Restaurant, Idlewild Wines, C. Donatiello Winery and inside HCA: Thumbprint. Contact HCA for more information at 707.431.1970 or  for Sponsorship & Entertainment Questions email artafterdarkhbg@gmail.com. You can also visit: www.HealdsburgCenterForTheArts.org

  

Click here to listen to KCRB’s Sonoma Spotlight feature on Art After Dark
 

 

FINE ART AND CRAFT ARTISTS

Join in the fun of developing art and culture in Healdsburg! Contact us today to see how you can get involved. Apply to be one of the displaying fine art or craft artists – CLICK HERE

2018 Art After Dark Artist Application

Artists are invited to apply to display their work on one of the Art After Dark evenings. Space for display is 10'x10' (artists are responsible for their display and booth), electrical hookup will be provided for booth lighting. Setup begins at 4:00 PM, Open at 6:00 PM; Breakdown/cleanup 9:45 PM. The fee for participating is $60 per day or $150 for three days, 100% of sales goes to the artist. Note: the July Art After Dark is the first day of a three day Healdsburg Art Festival. Separate Art Festival Application is available on the previous page. Artists' works will be reviewed by a jury for selection. Your booth fee is due within 10 days of notification of acceptance.

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