Artists, Musicians, Wellness Providers Transform Petaluma for Third O+ Festival

The third O+ Festival of art, music and wellness, which takes place Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5 in Petaluma, Calif., features performances by Andrew Mizzy DuoKarlyn DestenoDirty Red Barn, Luke EricksonThe Incubators, Jinx Jones & the KingTonesLaughing GravyDean MartianMike Saliani Band, Saffell, Eric Schau, Vivian Sessoms, Eki Shola and Lisa Stano.

Murals will be painted Jonny Hirschmugl and Julia Rigby in American Alley.

Petaluma will be home to two temporary art installations: a construction of bottle cap art from Rachel Lynn Hernandez in American Alley and an interactive painting yurt by Nell Hernandez in between Weller and Copeland streets.

The Petaluma Art Center on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. will be hosting “Letters From the Archives,” a literary show featuring fun and familiar stories from Petalumans past. Letters from the late 1800s and early 1900s have been provided by The Petaluma Historical Museum and performed by Petaluma Readers Theatre.

What makes O+ Festival unique? The artists, musicians and volunteers who donate their time and talent to the festival receive complimentary health and wellness care from art-loving volunteer providers (doctors, dentists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, specialists in obstetrics and gynecology, massage therapists, Reiki practitioners and more) in our pop-up clinic. We call this exchange “the art of medicine for the medicine of art.”

And O+ Festival is more than art-making and concerts. It also features a 50-mile bike ride on Saturday, Nov. 5 starting at Foundry Warf at 8 a.m. (followed by a BBQ provided by Sauced); a 3-mile walk that passes all the O+ event locations (beginning at 10 a.m. — starting and ending in Helen Putnam Plaza); self-defense classes, guided hand pan meditation and Bollywood dance classes at Z-Ultimate; and two outdoor circuit training classes (8 a.m. and 11 a.m.).

Make a donation, receive an all-access wristband. Your donation is now worth double as the Tides Foundation has offered to match dollar for dollar whatever you contribute! What’s it worth to YO+U? Get your  wristbands now!

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