May Art & Ag – Capay Valley Lavender

Photo by Charles Vincent McDonald Art & Ag artists were grateful for the opportunity to breathe in the fresh air and explore the lavender fields of Capay Valley Lavender (AKA Patchwork Farms) in May. During a day trip to the Almond Festival back in 2016 owner and self-described FarmHer, Sherri Wood, had the feeling of … Continued

UC Davis Fellow Welcomed to YoloArts Board of Directors

Woodland, CA –    YoloArts recently selected Lindsay Laughlin to serve as a UC Davis Fellow on their board of directors. YoloArts is a participant in the UC Davis Board Fellowship Program, an initiative of the Women in Leadership club at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. Laughlin holds a B.S. in Business Administration from … Continued

June Art & Ag – Harrison Farms

The Art & Ag project has resumed monthly farm visits!  YoloArts is grateful to our farming partners for opening up their land where artists can learn, explore, and find inspiration. Special thanks to our June Art & Ag hosts, Karen and Mark Harrison owners of Harrison Farms in Woodland.  Here are some highlights from our … Continued

A Shared Commitment

At YoloArts, we believe the arts and cultural practice transform our daily lives by sparking dialogue, building empathy, and encouraging shared experiences. We are committed to highlighting historically underrepresented communities in the arts. YoloArts stands firmly against racism, oppression, and injustice, and affirms black lives. The arts amplify the voices of the unheard and are … Continued

YoloArts @ Gallery 625 presents: Rhythms

Rhythms features the acrylic paintings of Ron Hall and watercolor paintings of Amy Green. The show runs through August 4 at YoloArts’ Gallery 625 in Woodland. The exhibition features the artwork of two artists who share the rhythms of color and movement while working in different styles and media. Hall creates art that uses vibrant, … Continued

Interview with Adelita of Calpulli Tlayolotl

YoloArts checks in with Adelita Serena of Calpulli Tlayolotl. To support and build the capacity of arts projects in the County of Yolo, YoloArts offers fiscal sponsorship to projects aligned with our mission and vision. Fiscal sponsorship includes fiduciary oversight and management enabling projects to receive donations, grants, and gifts. We are proud to partner … Continued

Historic Education and the Dairy Exhibition

Hey Yolo! Jenna Harris here, YoloArts’ Education Manager. I’ve been asked to take over the newsroom today and share how we use our Dairy Exhibit at the Gibson House to give students and visitors a glimpse of life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Why is the dairy exhibition important to YoloArts’ historic … Continued

Yolo County Crop Signs

Have you ever wondered what crops are growing as you drive along the freeway in Yolo? Art & Ag Project partner, Anna Fricke, does too.  Thus began Art & Ag’s latest project, Yolo County Crop Signs.  For the last several months, Anna has worked with the Art & Ag committee to conceptualize, plan and begin … Continued

Connecting Students to Art & Nature

Each year YoloArts’ Art & Ag Project awards two Yolo County elementary school teachers a Dorothy Peterson Arts Grant to fund an agriculturally-inspired art lesson in their classroom. Janice Purnell, YoloArts’ Creative Director, checked in with one of this year’s recipients Karyn Schnaible, 4th/5th grade at Dingle Elementary in Woodland, and Art and Ag Project … Continued

Interview with the Curator- Fashion Forward: Women’s Wear and Social Reform

To mark the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, the Yolo County Historical Collection presents a look at turn-of-the-twentieth-century women’s fashion. The importance of the “dressed body” is not only personal, it is socially and culturally significant. While the garments of the Fashion Forward exhibition show a linear trajectory of style from the 1880s … Continued