Fine art galleries are scattered throughout the town and feature local artists. Intricate glassware, singular pieces
of jewelry, paintings and photographs all reflect the California and Sonoma County lifestyle. Year-round shows and special
events keep the creative juices flowing.
Healdsburg Arts CouncilArt on the Move, held each May, is sponsored by the Healdsburg Arts Council. This movable feast for the eyes allows art aficionados to view art
in different settings. The Wineries are also active art patrons, using their exquisite settings to promote local artists and
The Arts Council also sponsors a number of visual and performing arts
events throughout the year. Many are held in the award-winning Raven Theater and Film Center. The 600-seat Art Deco theater and community performing arts room is
host to musical artists, comedy troupes, flamenco dancers, and a myriad of other performers. Tickets are coveted for performances
by another local theater company, the Camp Rose Players, while the High School Drama Department encourages young talent.
Music and Dance
Town pride is also reflected by the Healdsburg Community Band and Healdsburg Community Chorus. Local performances are well attended and enthusiastically supported.
The Russian River Chamber Music Society presents nationally and internationally known artists throughout the
year in a series that is comparable in quality to similar ones in San Francisco.
Healdsburg is home to professional and established ballet, ethnic
and jazz-tap dance troupes, such as Healdsburg Ballet, Aire Flamenco, and Marietta's Jazz and Tap.
Established in 1867, the earliest residents were members of the Pomo Indian tribe. In 1867, Healdsburg was
incorporated and developed around a central Spanish-style plaza. This unique plaza is one of the few remnants of early California
town planning existing in the U.S. today. Historic homes and quaint storefronts retain the flavor of Healdsburgs rich heritage.
Demographic Facts: Healdsburg encompasses
approximately 3.56 square miles (2,276.5 acres) and serves a population of 11, 294 in a greater trade area of 50,000. There
are about 900 businesses in town, employing more than 5,000 persons. Operating under a Council/ Manager government, Healdsburg
has a General Plan that is updated at five-year intervals.
Language Spoken at Home
(by persons 5 years and over): English/82%; Spanish/15%; other/3%
Race: White/71%; Hispanic/28%; other/1%
Weather: Snow free and smog free, the city is dry in summer with average temperatures ranging between
70 and 95 degrees, cooling off by evening. Winters average rainfall is forty inches with temperatures ranging from 28 to 60
degrees, December through February.