touring event series showcases the sights and flavors of Sonoma | Bohemian

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Located half a block from historic Sonoma Square, the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art features contemporary and modern art exhibits and engages the public in educational programs for all ages.

This season, the museum is expanding its space in downtown Sonoma to show off several other local destinations in the upcoming Great Places / Great Spaces 2021 series of events, from August to December 2021.

Over the course of five events, art and food lovers will visit historic homes and farms in the Sonoma Valley to experience artistic and epicurean excellence up close.

First, the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art invites local adventurers to Stone Barn Farm for a sunset gathering and walk on Saturday, August 14.

Located less than one mile from Sonoma Plaza, the property is one of the oldest farmhouses in Sonoma in continuous use and features several original 19th-century structures.

On-site owners Gail and John Diserens commissioned architect Chris Cahill to design a modern house while retaining the rural character of the old farmhouse.

Both Les Diserens and Cahill will be on hand for an insider’s view of this historic property. The evening will include a relaxed farm tour, appetizers, cocktails, art and more.

Other events taking place within the framework of Great Places / Great Spaces 2021 includes a Harvest Moon dinner on October 16 that starts at the Hydeout Sonoma Ranch and moves to Gremlin Farms.

At Hydeout, guests will enjoy fresh grilled oysters and Dysfunctional Family wines courtesy of owners Cynthia and Ken Wornick. Then, guests can walk through the door to Steve and Lori Bush’s Gremlin Farms for an all-you-can-eat Wild West-themed meal and specialty wines and other libations.

The series ends in December with a Winter Wonderland cocktail party on December 4, hosted by hosts Scott Foster and Paul Arata at their stunning contemporary home just minutes from downtown Sonoma. In addition to a good mood and great drinks, the evening will offer a diverse art collection, including sculptures and old posters, to be seen.

With limited space available at these venues and homes, some events in the series are already fully booked, such as the Hidden Hillside wine and food reception in September and the Spreckels Mansion dinner in November. Great Places / Great Spaces 2021 tickets for the event are available on svma.charityproud.org.


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