About our website

About our Website
& other electronic communications

as of  January 1, 2017

The Gualala Arts website, GualalaArts.org, currently contains approximately 2,200 web pages, 10,000 images and 2,000 pdf documents.

Summary

The website provides information on upcoming events, exhibits and workshops, as well as information about our interest groups and committees, and displays the work of local artists.

You can buy tickets to upcoming events, subscribe to Gualala Arts’ email lists, and explore opportunities for artists.

The website provides information about accommodations, food, beaches, parks and art galleries in the area for visitors, as well as information about renting the Arts Center for private events (weddings, conferences, etc).

In the Spring of 2015, Gualala Arts converted its website to WordPress, an open-source content management system.

Archive

After an event has occurred, its web page remains as part of our archive, to become part of Gualala Arts’ institutional memory. When we need to remember the details of a particular event, it’s easy to find.

Information about every performance, exhibit, workshop, festival, and edition of our Sketches newsletter since 2004 is available on the website. Older pages are displayed using the prior page layout; all events beginning January 1, 2015 are displayed using our new WordPress-based page layout.

You can view the archive chronologically by date (Past Events) or by category (Past Chamber Music concerts or Past Dolphin Gallery Exhibits, etc).

Navigation

Finding your way around the website is easy – you can get to any page in two or three clicks. Some examples:

Want to know what exhibits are planned at the Dolphin Gallery?
Just click Exhibits  >  Dolphin Gallery

Want to know more about the Chamber Music Series concerts?
Click on Events  >  Chamber Music

Want to find something but don’t know where to look? Use the Search box on the upper right of every page (just above the top banner),  and enter your query to search the entire website.

Statistics

About 350 people visit the website per day, on average (not including search engine robots), which makes it one of the most popular websites in our area.

[The number of visitors is a more accurate measure of website activity than hits, but many websites report hits, so for comparison, the Gualala Arts website got well over 2.5 million hits in 2016.]
Visitors to GualalaArts.org, 2004 - 2016
Visitors to GualalaArts.org, 2004 – 2016

Facebook

The Gualala Arts Facebook page has been up for more than seven years, and has attracted over 1,600 people who “like” us. Recently, there have been over 200 active users per month.

We have hundreds of photo albums on Facebook documenting events at the Arts Center. We encourage you to comment, tag and send photos to family, friends and artists who might exhibit or perform at the Arts Center.

Gualala Arts Facebook page, 2015
Gualala Arts Facebook page, 2015

Broadcast email messages

Since we began in 2009, we have sent more than 250,000 messages to subscribers, who clicked on more than 12,000 links to visit our website for more information or to purchase tickets.

Our weekly events calendar is sent to more than 600 subscribers. We also have email lists for information about workshops, the online edition of our Sketches newsletter, Calls to Artists, the Summer Art Program for Youth, plus special announcement messages that go to all members who have given us their email address.

To subscribe, go to any page on our website and click on the “Join our mailing list: Email sign-up” link in the right column.

Broadcast email message, 2015
Broadcast email message, 2015

 

Website designs
through the years

2015

Home page, 2015
Home page, 2015
Events page, 2015
Events page, 2015

 

2010

Home page, 2010
Home page, 2010
Events page, 2010
Events page, 2010

 

2004

Home page, 2004
Home page, 2004
Events page, 2004
Events page, 2004

 

2001

Home page, 2001
Home page, 2001
Events page, 2001
Events page, 2001