Occidental Center fo the Arts Events

Our art gallery will be open on Saturdays from Noon to 4 PM beginning July 18th with an exhibition of artwork by our members! And, although we anticipate limited in-person visitors, we will also be featuring each piece of art and its creator in our next virtual show! 

We’re organizing a special drive-up take in for this show on Tuesday, July 14th from 1-6 PM with special safety protocols in place. OCA members may each enter one original art piece, no entry fees for this show! Please make a reservation for your entry drop off. Due to safety regulations, we will not be having a reception for this exhibit.

Click here to learn more about participating or make a drop-off reservation!

More re-openings at OCA!

We’re equally happy to announce the return of two OCA programs: both Readers Theater and Thursday Night Figure Drawing are back in action, with social distancing and appropriate safety precautions in place. Readers Theater meets every other Tuesday afternoon from 4-6 PM in our auditorium beginning July 14th. To learn more or join this group please contact Joan Ambrosini.

The Thursday Night Figure Drawing Group meets weekly from 7-9 PM in our auditorium. Masks required, limited participants, live models. To participate please contact group organizer Andy Rangel.
Please help us serve our community better! 
We’ve designed a short, anonymous surveyabout our recent programs and future events, and how we are all impacted by the COVID19 pandemic. We’d love your input.

Please help us bring more music and art to our community by taking the quick survey!
Click here to take the survey.
Coming Up: Virtual Variety Show #3
Our 3rd Virtual Variety Show will premier on August 8th!

This show will focus on our community, with performers and artists from within Sonoma County. Here’s a preliminary list of performers:
The Musers • Doug Jayne • Kevin Russell • Candy GirardAbbie Gabrielson • Chris Riebli • Sonia Tubridy • River MortensonPatrick Fanning • Steve Fowler • Andrea Van DykeSarah Dupre • David Rosen • Bob Burnett • Stephen PollaineConrad Bishop • Elizabeth Fuller
plus a virtual exhibition of artwork and more!Stay tuned for a complete list of performers TBA soon.

A Great Big Thank You !
To all of the generous donors who have shown their support for OCA during the COVID crisis. We’ve raised nearly $7k of our $10k goal to get us through this extended time without any program income. We can tell – our community values OCA and wants to make sure we are here for you in the future! We are very grateful for the generosity of our community during this time.