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River Arts is a community based organization for the support and promotion of creative expression in the lower Russian River Area.

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Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods & River Arts invite you to bid in our online auction! Proceeds from the auction will support programs delivered by Stewards and River Arts. Bidding is now live and will conclude on October 7, 2023 at 8PM. Registration and a credit card are required to bid through the auction webpage. Questions? 707-869-9177 ex 2 or email

Stewards and River Arts will be having an Open House for you to view the artwork being auctioned online on Thursday, September 28, 2023, from 5pm to 8pm at the Stewards Volunteer Building in Armstrong Redwoods. Although not necessary, please RSVP if you know you will be at the Open House.  We want to make sure we have drink and food for everyone!  For more info telephone 707-869-9177 ex 2.  Click here for directions to the Volunteer Building. 

Preview our auction catalog! Online auction takes place from September 21st through October 7th!



Where? When?

Night Market, Friday, September 22, 5-7 PM
On the Old Bridge

ArtWalk - Saturday, October 7, 4-7 PM
By the Blue Door Gallery

Pride Parade - Sunday, October 15
Main Street, Guerneville

The "Rubber Ducky Problem" came about when Stewards of the Coast & Redwoods donated 1,000 retired Rubber Duckies to River Arts.

What to do with them?
Let everyone let out their own inner Rubber Ducky!
We will have all sorts of colorful markers and geegaws & doodads that you can add to your Rubber Ducky.
You can also bring your own baubles, bangles and beads.

There is NO CHARGE to participate and take home your own Ducky!
(Donations are gratefully accepted-- with a suggested $5 donation, but we'll take $5 million if you've got it.)

Supported by a grant from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, facilitated by Creative Sonoma.
They wanted us to do an "artist convening"--- well, you're all artists and downtown Guerneville is very convenient.


Contribute Your Baubles, Bangles & Beads to the Rubber Ducky Problem Project!!

Clean Out Your Junk Drawer!!

Also feathers, string, buttons, hardware, small shiny things, ribbons and more. AND markers, craft paints, etc.

The Problem: 1,000 Rubber Duckies donated to River Arts by the Stewards!

The Solution: Have Everyone Create Their Own Special Rubber Ducky!

River Arts will have tables out at public events with Rubber Duckies and Lots of Decorative Materials. Adopt and decorate your own special Rubber Ducky!

But, we need decorative materials--- so here is your chance to do something useful with all those odds and ends cluttering up your house.

Decorative small items, as well as colorful markers & paints, can be contributed at the following two locations in downtown Guerneville

Happy Healthy Houseplant Emporium

16190 Main Street (across from Nesting Company)

Kuhr-Norris Gallery (open mostly on weekends)

16203 First Street (on the Plaza)


Thanks to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

And Creative Sonoma For Supporting this Public Arts Project!

Envisioning a Community & Creativity Center For Guerneville and the Lower Russian River Area

Join River Arts and 20+ other groups on the following dates.

English: Thursday, August 31, 6:30 PM, Guerneville School
Saturday, September 30, 11 AM, Health Center
Spanish: Wednesday, August 30, 6 PM, Senior Center
Saturday, September 16, 10:30 AM, Fife Creek Commons

The founding reason for River Arts was to create a Community & Creativity Center in Guerneville.

Now we have joined with RRARA (Russian River Area Resources and Advocates), a coalition of 20+ organizations to move that process forward.

Our first "Design Jam" meeting was attended by County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins, who is supporting this effort.

We are now ready to open the process to the public-- this is an open brainstorming and listening session to ascertain the needs and ideas that a Community & Creativity Center might fulfill.

Please attend if you can!

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1st Saturday Art Walk

October 7, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Main St, Guerneville, CA 95446, USA

Join us every 1st Saturday of the month from 4 - 7pm to enjoy the art and culture of Guerneville.

Live Music on the street!

Wine and snacks!

At all galleries in Guerneville

See You there!

Stewards and River Arts Auction

Stewards of the Redwoods and River Arts are jointly sponsoring an online art auction in September to benfit both organizations. Please consider donation artwork, gift certificates or other items to this worthwhile event.

Click on the button below to go to the donation form. Print one out and bring in your donations anytime in  August.

Thank you!


Painting the Library Wall

It’s almost finished! Come and see for yourself!

River Arts worked with students at the Guerneville Elementary School to create an exciting mural in front of the Guerneville Library.

The designs were created and painted by students assisted by local artists using funds from a county grant.


Building Community through the Arts

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