Chop’s Art Gala, Bocce, Movie & Fair

Jul 24, 2012 in Entertainment, Events, Miscellany, West End Artists & Performers

It may be the end of July, but it is not the end of events and good times. Enjoy Bocce and a Movie in the West End this Friday. Chop’s Teen Club Art Gala is this Thursday – drop by to see all the exciting things they are doing. Yes… it is also time for the fair! This Wednesday features a special sidewalk procession from the Wednesday Night Market to the Fair (with free admission!) 

West End:

West End Summer Bocce- Every Friday at DeMeo Park. Bring a dish to share. Family and dog friendly. Location: DeMeo Park 810 Polk Street Time: 6 p.m.

July 26th, Thursday- Chop’s Teen Club Art Gala.   A special evening to showcase the art that was created during the Summer Art Series. This year there was an incredible schedule with guest artists including Arn Anderson, Klaus Rappensperger and Joey Castor, who taught Metal Fabrication, Brino who taught Spray and Acrylic Painting, and Davin Goldstein who taught the Glasswork class.  This will be a juried show with guest judges, Ty Jones, Tara Matheny-Schuster and Karin Demarest  The evening will also feature appetizers prepared by the Chop’s Catering Crew and music by the Chop’s Jam Band.  Please plan to stop by!  Location: Chops Teen Club 509 Adams Street Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Chops Art Gala 2012

July 27th Friday– West End Summer Movie Nights“Back to the Future” Watch a movie under the stars.  Movies start at Dark. Bring something to sit on, warm clothes and friends. Free popcorn! Thanks to Paul Poling and Veronica Jordan for the excellent neighborhood event. Location: DeTurk Round Barn 819 Donahue Street Time: Dark approximately 8:30- 9 p.m.

2012 W E Summer Movie Nights


July 25th – August 12th The Sonoma County Fair Diamond Jubilee!  17 days of family fun (Closed Mondays) The Hall of Flowers theme is “Ports of Call”. Free entertainment with the price of admission- wine country racing, headline entertainment, spectacular carnival rides, junior and professional livestock shows and so much more. More info at:  Location: So. Co. Fairgrounds 1350 Bennet Valley Road Time: Gates open daily 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

July 25th, Wednesday- 7-8pm Sonoma County Fair Sidewalk Procession: Join the Sidewalk Procession from downtown to the Fairgrounds, and get into the fair for  Fair FREE! Meet at Wednesday Night Market (4th & E Streets); everyone will  head for the Fairgrounds at 7:00 pm. Feel free to put together a marching band or other special group, or come on your own. All participants will also receive a commemorative ribbon. Sponsored by Redwood Credit Union

Other News:

Daniel Graham, West End Sculptor, has been selected to be part of the 60th Sausalito Art Fair. 270 artists throughout the United States exhibit and sell works ranging from painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramic, glass, fiber arts and fashion, wood, photography, mixed media, and more. This prestigious event is held on Labor Day weekend- September 1st– 3rd. For more info: Congratulations to our talented West End artist, Daniel Graham.

Reclining Figure by Daniel Graham

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