The Sonoma Community Center’s Muse celebration is our signature annual benefit to honor those who have inspired community and imparted a lasting impression on the Valley we all call home. Since moving to Sonoma in 1994 Gary Edwards has become an integral part of the community. For over fifteen years he has has wrangled donations, organized fellow chefs, and cooked turkeys for the Center’s free Thanksgiving Dinner, one of the innumerable ways that Gary exemplifies the civic-minded nature he is so well known for.

Our annual Muse celebration supports the Center’s ongoing arts and cultural education programing including classes in ceramics, fiber, and music, our Artist-in-Residence program, free community events like the annual Thanksgiving Dinner (with food by Gary Edwards!) and Dia de los Muertos, along with the continual restoration of our historic building.