Interest Groups

The interest groups of Gualala Arts play a unique role in the community. They provide the opportunity for people with similar interests to get together to enjoy and support the arts.

All meetings take place at the Gualala Arts Center unless otherwise indicated. Check the Gualala Arts newsletter, Sketches, for up-to-date schedule information. For information on workshops & classes offered by Gualala Arts, see Workshops.

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Group Meetings / Info Contact
Art Edibles 1st Thursdays, 6 – 7 p.m. Laura Leigh, 707-882-2983
Art in the Redwoods Festival 3rd weekend in August Gualala Arts staff, 707-884-1138
Arts in the Schools Bringing art and multicultural performances to our local students Jan Henley, 707-847-3632
Basket Makers 2nd Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Randy Agee, 707-884-9614
Beads n’ Beyond 3rd Saturdays, 1 – 3 p.m. Jane Reichhold, 707-884-3302
Gualala Arts
Book Club
1st Wednesday at 10 a.m.,
3rd Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Pam Todd, 707-785-3843
Chamber Music Series last Wednesday at 1 p.m. Steve Chell, 707-884-3896
Clay Arts Monday – Friday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Doric T. Jemison-Ball II, 707-884-5067
Culinary Arts Guild Meets monthly Ben Klagenberg, 707-785-3530
Dolphin Gallery Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Gualala Carol Chell, 707-884-3896
Fiber Arts Group 1st Thursdays, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Jennie Henderson, 707-884-3442
Fine Arts Fair Memorial Day weekend Gualala Arts staff, 707-884-1138
Friends of the Pizza Oven Last Tuesdays, 5 p.m.
(March thru September)
Jamie Edwards, 707-785-3740
Global Harmony Encouraging global harmony by sharing cultures through the arts Fred Adler, 707-884-1138
Gualala Arts Presents Entertaining and thought-provoking performances Gualala Arts staff, 707-884-1138
Gualala Arts Theater Several productions each year Gualala Arts staff, 707-884-1138
Jazz Series See also: Whale & Jazz Festival Fred Adler, 707-884-1138
Kitchen Cabinet Manages the Gualala Arts Center kitchen; group needs volunteers Wilma Klagenberg, 707-785-3530
Landscape Group
(Garden Guild)
Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 noon Art Dreyer, 707-785-3580
Lecture Series Thursdays at 7 p.m. Frank Healy, 707-884-3728
Gualala Arts Library Upstairs in the Mohr Mezzanine Sharon Nickodem, 707-884-9611
Life Drawing Wednesdays, 2 – 5 p.m. Mike Mee, 707-785-1111
Local Artists Artists on the coast Gualala Arts staff, 707-884-1138
LocalEyes Performances showcasing local talent Don Krieger, 707-785-2684
North Coast Artists’ Guild (NCAG) See website for information Doric Jemison-Ball, 707-884-5067
North Coast Photographers Group Outdoor photography:
1st Sundays, 10 a.m.
Bryant Hichwa, 707-785-1922
Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild Meets monthly.
See website for schedule.
Judy Riddle, 707-882-2774
Piano Group 2nd Saturday each month, 3 p.m. Jane Schuler-Repp
Poetry and Short Prose 1st Sundays Frank Healy, 707-884-3728
Readers Theater 1st Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Jane Simmonds, 707-886-5148
Studio Discovery Tour Presented by NCAG (above);
see website for information.
Doric Jemison-Ball, 707-884-5067
Summer Art Program for Youth 2 weeks in July Gualala Arts staff, 707-884-1138
Workshops Held at the Gualala Arts Center, except where noted 707-884-1138

Collage User Group                 Second and Fourth Tuesdays            Sharon Nickodem at                                                                                     noon to 4 p.m                 

Discussion Group                 Second and Fourth Mondays            Harriet Oden, PhD at                                                                                         4 pm – 6 pm