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Persons who are unsheltered are often seen, yet ignored; persons who are unsheltered 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 unsheltered (or are low income), in the arts.

2021 Program

Art is therapeutic, an escape from our everyday reality, and much needed in these times we are living in. We believe that a community arts experience is able to be achieved even while social distancing.

Therefore, YoloArts created an Art Kit which included an art activity book with creative prompts and artwork created by regional artists such as coloring book pages, poetry, and art exercises. All necessary art supplies along with non-perishable food items and water were included in the kit.

Art Kits were distributed at no cost, throughout Yolo County, in partnership with Yolo County Library, Yolo County Health and Humans Services, Fourth & Hope, and other services providers throughout Yolo County.

YoloArts' I SEE YOU project is funded by the California Arts Council, and the County of Yolo.

For more information contact Melissa Uroff, I SEE YOU Lead Teaching Artist at melissauroffart@gmail.com

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

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