Persons who are homeless are often seen, yet ignored; persons who are homeless often see others, yet avert their eyes. We believe art communicates across social divides - including those with homes and without - leading to increased human connections.

The project, I SEE YOU, has one essential goal: To increase the engagement of adults who are experiencing homelessness (or are low income), in the arts, offering a community arts experience in 10-week arts workshops in libraries located in three Yolo County cities – Davis, Woodland, and West Sacramento.

Funded by the James Irvine Foundation the workshop series will continue through Summer 2017.

For more information, contact programs@yoloarts.org

Bringing Art Where It Isn’t

Danielle Whitmore, YoloArts’ executive director, tells a story about a student named Diana. When Diana — a pseudonym — was a student in a local continuation school, she wouldn’t even get out of bed to attend classes. It wasn’t that she was lazy. She was uncomfortable in school and had low self-confidence. It was only when she started … Continued

$5,000 Humanities Grant for Yolo County libraries

California Humanities, a nonprofit organization, recently awarded the Yolo County Library a $5,000 Humanities for All Quick Grant for their “I Am Your Neighbor – A Tale of Two Cities” project, a collaboration with Yolo County Housing and YoloArts. “I Am Your Neighbor – A Tale of Two Cities” seeks to humanize the homelessness experience … Continued