Sonoma Art Walk returns on Feb. 6

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The February installment of the Sonoma Art Walk is Thursday, Feb. 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a wine and small bite reception at Cheveux, 156 E. Napa St. The free event allows folks to meet artists, enjoy music and more.

The 27 “stops” of the Art Walk are indicated on the map that can be obtained at Cheveux. They range from wine tasting rooms to art galleries to real estate offices.

A quick peek at the list of the stops shows that Adastra Wines, 5 E. Napa St., will feature Valentine's-inspired paintings by local artist Rey Isip. H Frank, a home furnishings store at 25 W. Spain, will feature an array of artists, including Nicole Bohrer, Mary Lee Rybar, Loretta Loy-Adair, Martha Melinger, Jennifer Cabaud and John Sumner.

If photography is your interest, a stop at the Lake Sonoma Winery tasting room is in order. They will be pouring their wines and showing the nature photos of Sonoma’s Mark Zukowski.

Murphy’s Irish Pub rewards art walkers who stroll down the alley known as “Place des Pyrenees” with stouts, lagers, gins, and the jewelry of local artist Lauren S. Brenner. This is Brenner’s first showing in Sonoma, and it will afford the art walkers a chance to examine the series of necklaces Brenner calls her “art outside the box” collection.

Having been a collage artist for many years working on wall-sized canvases, Brenner says this new direction lets her dabble in the minuscule. Her hand-painted designs are inspired by things from the circus to rock ‘n’ roll. Often using recycled and repurposed materials, the wearable art is finely detailed and decidedly whimsical.

The Art Walk is held on the first Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Art Walkers wishing to extend their time downtown are encouraged to visit Brenner at Murphy’s and stick around for the live music of local band, the Cork Puller Trio.

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