Art does not take a backseat to wineries in Sonoma County, CA.
Patrick Amiot has made a name for himself in Sebastopol, CA that goes world wide now.
The creations are made by Patrick and painted by with his wife and fellow artist Brigitte Laurent.
Travel north on highway 101over the Golden Gate Bridge; the landscape soon becomes rolling hills dotted with old oak trees and vineyards. Wineries are not the only thing to visit in Sonoma County.
From Highway 101 take Highway 116, in Cotati, west to the town of Sebastopol. Sebastopol was first famous for its apples now the notoriety focuses on the art.
Just blocks off the main corridor that leads to Northern California’s scenic coast you will find the sculpture art of Patrick Amiot. The lawns on Florence Avenue are decorated with the individual, more than life size, creations of Patrick’s metal junk art. For more on Patrick go to www.patrickamiot.com. On the road into Sebastopol watch for Patrick’s life size cow on the side of the road, it is hard to tell if it’s a real cow or a model.
His studio bursting Amiot needed a place to display his works. His neighbors were such fans of his art they were happy to volunteer their own front lawns for a show place. People live in the houses behind the lawn so viewing is only from the street. Photos are welcome, just don’t knock on anyone’s door.
You are welcomed into town with one of his works and will find a number of sculptures in front of business’ that match the work.
Sebastopol is an artist haven and home to a number of notable people in the arts. After taking a tour of Patricks art stop in at the Ninja Star Coffee Bar for a cup and a possible peak at one of the famous residents.