Healdsburg has a great arts and entertainment scene within the city. There are over 20 art galleries in town featuring local artists, local glass work, hand-made pieces of jewelry, beautiful paintings, and expert photography. All of the galleries celebrate the culture of California, and more specifically, the uniqueness of Sonoma County. There are many recurring events and year-round shows at the art galleries in town. The Healdsburg Galleries has a comprehensive list of art galleries and upcoming events to keep you on top of the art scene throughout the year. The most popular art gallery event throughout the year is the Healdsburg Art Walk, which takes place every second Saturday of the month. The event presents a great overview of all of Healdsburg’s art galleries, as well as it offers entertainment, refreshments, food, and a great opportunity to spend time with the community.
At the Raven Theater, enjoy some great live performance theater all throughout the year. The theater has a great group of passionate individuals who banded together to save the theater from being closed down, preserving history and maintaining the importance of community art all at the same time. The Raven Theater is continually working on bettering their environment by raising money to provide better dressing rooms, more seating, and youth lessons, but for now, they have done a great job maintaining their dreams. The Raven Theater presents both theatrical productions like Les Misérables and Hello Dolly! as well as orchestral performances through the group known as Philharmonia.
There are other great artistic and entertainment endeavors in the city. The Healdsburg Museum offers a large range of historical artifacts celebrating Sonoma County history; the downtown plaza has events presenting live musical performances all throughout the year; the Russian River Chamber Music Society offers world class performances from internationally known musicians; and the Healdsburg Ballet performs throughout the year, which everyone should enjoy as often as they can.
There is never a dull moment in Healdsburg, a city bursting with creativity.