Sirens Studio and Theater is an eclectic art center located in beautiful Sebastopol, California. Home to a variety of events, classes, and other group gatherings, Sirens is a wonderful , important part of the community, Offering people the chance to cultivate and expand their understanding and appreciation of the arts, especially dance and music.
Founder and director, TerriAnne Gutierrez, holds a BA in Activism and Social Change from New College of California. She established Sirens Studio in 2001 with the goal of engaging diverse, racially mixed and "fringe" artists, audiences, and students of Sonoma County and the SF Bay Area; creating a thriving inter-generational community.
Sirens is a non-profit 501©3 organization and over the past 17 years our programs and numerous activities have contributed to community development, stability and access to creative art making. Presenting, co-presenting, scholarship, work exchange, apprentice, sponsorship and more are all here to serve the large dance, music and theater communities in Sonoma County and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Some accomplishments of 2017:
*costume drive for dancers that lost everything in fires
*free halloween carnival for families
*free entry for 1st responders to the Winter Gala
*provided a place for artists to present their art & wares
*provided a place, thru Open Mic and other events, for the community to share and express themselves thru their art
*provided opportunities for fitness
*given back to the environment by making events as green as possible
*provided up and coming dancers exposure
*provided safe, welcoming place for people to express themselves
*supported local businesses
*united the community
*facilitated collaboration between artists of different medias, i.e., dance, magic, music, etc
*provided a safe place for people to renew their spirits and vent their frustrations
*provided a free driver for events
*provided globally diverse programs for children
*provided free classes to the economically disadvantaged
*offered the facilities open space for displaced fire victims
*supported talent that has led to professional opportunities
*provided a place for spiritual development and growth
*welcomed “all walks of life” without prejudice