Sonoma Plein Air’s first community art event, “A Valley of Talent” – featuring original work by local artists in the mediums of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and collage – is this weekend. More than 40 local artists are participating, from established professionals to talented amateurs. All work is for sale, with 40 percent of the proceeds going to support youth art education in Sonoma Valley.
The exhibit, art sale and wine reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13, at the Sonoma Community Center.
While you are at the Community Center, head upstairs to Gallery 212 and see the “Barbie: Rescued and Reinvented” exhibit of 100 cast-off Barbies rescued from local thrift stores dressed in tiny trash couture by local artists. The dolls will be available for sale. Admission is $1.
Two Trashion Fashion shows will be held at 1 p.m. and at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building. Trashion Fashion is a runway show for outrageous, beautiful, theatrical and humorous fashions created by artists, ecologists and dumpster divas from recycled materials. Tickets are available at sonomacommunitycenter.org/trashion.html.
Also this weekend, the community is invited to the “Small But Grand” exhibition of Sonoma Valley High student work at the Arts Guild of Sonoma. The opening night reception is from 5 to 7 p.m on Friday, April 13.
Finally, there are family art-making activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.