Photograph of the Oregon Coast by Co-Founder, Peter Robbins
New site under construction following relocation to Roseville, CA
The Traveling Bohemians have moved! While our long-time home, The Bohemian Art Loft remains permanently closed (see the Loft's 2020 obituary below!), we look forward to a renaissance of the performing arts in 2023, and to starting the year off with a new open mic series close to our new home in the Roseville area, thanks to the warm welcome of the nice folks at Pause Coffee, Rocklin. Our flier at left should be downloadable.
At present we are ready to begin hosting open mics and assist/produce other performing arts events.
An ATCQA-certified Master T'ai Chi Instructor and long time Qi Gong practitioner, Nadia remains active with her Meditative and Healing Arts activities about which you can read much more at meditativehealingarts.org
Peter continues to offer sound (and basic lighting) support for small venues and live recording for small musical ensembles, and remains an actie photographer.
The Traveling Bohemians began as an autonomous eclectic collective of predominantly local artists in 1995. Our purpose was and is to sustain and encourage the opportunity for alternative / experimental artistic expression. We continue to support local performers, writers, and artists by providing a venue for presentation of their work. We have always felt that complete freedom of expression is essential to artistic creation and our venues and productions have always been and shall always remain entirely free of censorship. Over the years we presented a wide variety of works of music, drama, dance, spoken word, puppetry, and performed in a wide variety of venues in Honolulu, Redding, Weaverville, Chico, Berkeley, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Vancouver.
became our permanent home after 15 years of often prolonged residencies at various coffee shops and other local establishments, most recently prior to settling down, The Shasta County Arts Council of which we were an auxiliary. We continued to host local and traveling artists, musicians, and writers as we expanded into the adjoining suite to allow our Center for Meditative and Healing Arts to grow to its full potential. Amongst dozens of exhibits of local artists' works, we are particularly proud to have presented a show of graffiti art, roughly 3 months before we read an article in the SF Chronicle featuring a gallery proclaiming "graffiti is clearly an art form that deserves recognition as such through displays in prominent contemporary art galleries".
The Bohemian Art Loft closed permanently on 5/1/2020.
It is not without significant regret that we announce that we are permanently closing The Bohemian Art Loft as the home of The Traveling Bohemians for performances and other gatherings, related substantially to the Covid-19 pandemic, difficulties in social engineering related thereto, and the timing of our lease. We have had a wonderful run here for over 10 years (and over 25 years as the Traveling Bohemians!) presenting a wide variety of performances of music, dance, theater, spoken word, comedy, magic, etc. We presented many visual artists in our gallery space, offered meeting and rehearsal space for various groups, and supported various community events such as Reddings Earth Day and the Jazz at Old City Hall series. We have come to know many many wonderful performers and musicians, both local and traveling, and of course those who have supported our activities by attending our events, and we cherish the relationships we have forged through the years.
Nadia will continue her Meditative and Healing Arts work, conducting much of her teaching and meditative/guidance activity via Zoom and other electronic formats until such time as low-density in-person gatherings can safely resume. Peter will continue to provide sound reinforcement and recording services on location on a selective basis as time allows.
We sincerely thank all of you who have contributed your talents and appreciation over the years and wish you all the best in health and hope you all weather the current and future landscape well!
-Nadia & Peter - April 2020
Our last show in our beautiful space above and the shocking return to empty shell after leaving
Contact the artistic director taonhr-at-gmail-dot-com
Contact technical director at phocuspete-at-gmail-dot-com