About our Website
& other electronic communications
as of January 1, 2019
The Gualala Arts website, GualalaArts.org, currently contains approximately 2,400 web pages, 12,000 images and 2,200 pdf documents.
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).
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).
Finding your way around the website is easy – you can get to any page in two or three clicks. Some examples:
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.
In the past year, about 450 people visited 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 more than 3.6 million hits in 2018.]
The Gualala Arts Facebook page has been up for more than nine years, and has attracted over 1,800 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.
Broadcast email messages
Since we began in 2009, we have sent more than 300,000 messages to subscribers, who clicked on more than 14,000 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.
through the years
In the Spring of 2015, Gualala Arts converted its website to WordPress, an open-source content management system.