Recently, you may have heard about YoloArts transitioning to a new location. Earlier this year, we were invited by Yolo County to consider operation of the Gibson House in Woodland. We considered carefully, and are excited about this opportunity to continue our work at a precious cultural and historical icon. 

We envision the cultural center as a part of the fabric of Yolo County’s vibrant community where arts, history, and culture are celebrated and central to its identity and expression.

As we develop details of programming and services, the following materials are meant to provide background information and answers to frequently asked questions.

We are committed to a community conversation and collaboration with our partners to ensure that we build on the heritage of this important historical home and the 35+ years of YoloArts’ organization!

YoloArts Resource Documents

YoloArts FAQ

Yolo County Resource Documents

Yolo County FAQ

This information was provided by the County of Yolo and can also be found at www.yolocounty.org.

Divergent views on future of Gibson Mansion

By Jim Smith, Woodland Daily Democrat Two different futures for Woodland’s historic Gibson Mansion emerged during an “open conversation” that showed some want to preserve the city’s treasured piece of history while others want to preserve and expand its offerings. Held Thursday night at the Community Center and attended by around 125 people, the session … Continued

Community Meeting Regarding the Gibson House- March 22, 2018

Contact: Beth Gabor, Public Information Officer, County of Yolo (530) 666-8042 [w] ▪ (530) 219-8464 [c] (Woodland, CA) – Yolo County invites the community to participate in a facilitated public meeting on Thursday, March 22 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, in Banquet Room #1, located at 2001 East St. … Continued

YoloArts, Gibson Museum merge for ‘Cultural Center’

By Hans Peter, Woodland Daily Democrat Photography by Hans Peter The history of the Gibson House proves far more certain than its future, but YoloArts Executive Director Alison Flory believes the iconic structure can open its doors to some new ideas. Walking along the creaky hardwood floors and past 19th Century furniture and decor, Flory … Continued

A Message from YoloArts

Dear Friend of YoloArts, As 2018 begins, we are grateful and energized by the support we have received from county and local governments, nonprofit organizations, artists, students, and community members like you. You can find our annual report for 2016-17 on our website and take a look at our financial picture, as well as gain … Continued

Why some Yolo residents object to arts nonprofit taking over historic home

BY ELLEN GARRISON, Sacramento Bee egarrison@sacbee.com Photography by Hector Amezcua, Sacramento Bee hamezcua@sacbee.com Keeping up the Gibson House is a labor of love. It takes about a dozen volunteer gardeners to manage the grounds and the heritage herb garden. Another dozen serve as docents, educating visitors on the family who owned the house for about … Continued