Jan. 1: Olives on Canvas in Sonoma

Olive aficionados rejoice! The annual olive season is upon us, with a full month of events designed around the fawned-over fruit taking place throughout the Sonoma Valley. The festivities begin this week, when neighborhood art gallery Studio 35 unveils olive-inspired paintings in its ‘Olive Season Art Show.’ Local artists submitted work last month, and judges will grant a winner to be displayed prominently on all the posters and promotions. A celebratory opening reception reveals the winner and displays all the artistic entries on Friday, Jan. 1, at Studio 35, 35 Patten St., Sonoma. 6pm. 707.934.8145.