The Healdsburg Center for the Arts (HCA) held its grand opening on Oct. 23 for its new location at 334 Center Street.

The art gallery made the move from its original location on Plaza Street after receiving word earlier this year that its lease would not be renewed.

In celebration of the new opening, the gallery held family-friendly art activities throughout the day on Saturday. Kids could partake in rocket and sculpture building or try their hand at mini mosaics or use the four-sided chalkboard easel that was set up in the back classroom of the gallery.

That same day, they also held an opening reception for their newest exhibit, “Glimpses of Illumination.”

HCA Board President Kathy Birdsong talked with SoCoNews in July and said of the move, “This gives us a chance to redesign ourselves. We’ve always had the purpose of being not only a gallery, but an education center, so we reworked the vision and mission statement and I think that pretty well tells how we’re headed.”

The new mission statement says HCA will be the “community catalyst for inspiring discovery and exploration of the arts.”

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