Santa Rosa artist Mario Uribe is nearly as well known for his love of Japanese art and culture as he is for his own brushwork and public sculptures.

Uribe’s Backstreet Gallery and the South A Street Arts District invite fellow fans of all things Japanese to his second annual “High Art/HighTea” from 2 to 5 p.m.  Saturday, May 1.

The program includes a Japanese tea ceremony, live shakuhachi flute music by Elliot Kallen, samples of Japanese finger food from the Yao Kiku Restaurant, and a exhibit of Mingei folk art from Japan, presented by Green Fish Trading Co.

There’s a $5 charge for tea and a sweet.

The gallery is at 461 Sebastopol Ave., near downtown Santa Rosa and Juilliard Park. To reach it, enter the  alley from A street.

For more information in advance, phone (707) 303-5925.