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New York New Year's Eve

Gualala Arts Presents:
New York New Year's Eve

Friday, December 31, 7:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center
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By popular request, Gualala Arts will again host the New York New Year's Eve party.

New York New Year's Eve New York New Year's Eve The concept of this New Year's Eve party seems to fit the Coastal life style as many people don't like to be coming home past midnight, dodging deer and negotiating the windy highways.

As the ball drops in New York, the New Year is also celebrated in the Coleman Auditorium with bubbly, of course, coffee and a decadent desert at 9:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

This evening of evenings will kick off Gualala Arts year-long celebration of 50 years of Art in the Redwoods!

The doors will open at 7:00 p.m. with strolling dinner stations where you can choose your favorites. The Culinary Guild is still working out details, but, looking back, they have a winning record of always choosing dinners that are enjoyable. All lovingly prepared and homemade! There will also be a martini bar, micro brews, fine wines and "Mock-tails" for purchase throughout the night. Fred Adler, well-known KTDE 100.5 FM radio personality, will provide "Classic New Year's Eve Musical Standards."

One of the truly enjoyable ways to plan the evening is purchasing a table of six or eight, and then sharing the costs with everyone. Bringing in the New Year among friends is one of the joys of living in a small close-knit community. If you are more adventurous and like to meet new people, buy single or couple tickets and be seated with others who enjoy our beautiful coastal lifestyle. As small as our community is, there is always someone new to meet or get to know better.

The all-inclusive evening is $50 per person. For advance purchase, go to Brown Paper Tickets or call them at (800) 838-3006. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center. To arrange seating, contact Gualala Arts at (707) 884-1138.

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One of the most philanthropic activities of non-profit Gualala Arts is its Young Artists Scholarship Program for Mendonoma Coast graduating seniors committed to further artistic studies and possible careers in the arts.

Bryn Harris Bryn Elizan Harris (photo at right), Point Arena High School graduate, was chosen as one of the first recipients of a Young Artists' Scholarship in 2000. Bryn did indeed pursue an education and career starting with an AA in Theater Arts from Santa Rosa Junior College, followed by a second AA from Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts in Santa Maria, CA.

Her professional work has included Santa Rosa Repertory Theater (SRT), Guest Artist at both PCPA and Solvang Theaterfest, performer / choreographer for the world premiere of "One" in Portland, Oregon, performing with Wilde Irish Theater in Berkeley and SF, and two summers at Oregon Cabaret Theater as performer and choreographer.

Bryn first landed in NYC in 2006, living both there and in North Carolina while pursuing her bi-coastal career and education. She recently completed a BFA cum laude in Directing from University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and her latest 'gig' as the choreographer, fight master and leading player in Open Dream Ensemble, one of UNCSA's professional outreach programs funded by a grant from NASA.

In a spontaneous prospect of returning to Gualala for the holidays, Bryn has offered her services to Gualala Arts to entertain at the New York New Year's Eve celebration, a unique opportunity for Gualala Arts members, friends and fans to see one of the Young Artist Scholarship winners living the dream a decade later.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.