Families traditionally gather during the holidays, and the North Bay's

artists like to host reunions of their own artistic families, as demonstrated

by several current and coming exhibits, all free:

* The Arts Guild of Sonoma Holiday Invitational Show pairs the work by

guild artists with work by their invited guests. This year, look for nature

photography Duy Nguyen as well as art by more than a dozen other members and

guests. The show opened Nov. 23 and runs through Jan. 7, with an artist

reception 6-8 p.m. Friday at the guild's gallery, 140 E. Napa St, Sonoma.

Hours: Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and

Saturday. 996-3115,

* The annual Sebastopol Center for the Arts Members' Show and Art Sale,

featuring a wide range of media and styles, opens with a reception 6-7:30 p.m.

Friday and runs through Jan. 6 at the center, 6780 Depot St., Sebastopol.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.


* ''After Hours/Secret Lives'' is the theme of the Gallery Route One

Artists' Group Exhibition, opening Friday and running through Jan. 13, with a

reception 5-7 p.m. Sunday, at 11101 Highway One, Point Reyes. Hours: 11 a.m.-5

p.m. daily, except Tuesdays. (415) 663-1347,

-- Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor

Arts & Entertainment, The Press Democrat

Do you take fun seriously? I know I do. Tell me what you want to know about arts and entertainment in the North Bay to make the best use of your leisure time and money. As a longtime local arts journalist, I have learned where to look and who to ask.

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