YoloArts is committed to keeping you informed about our response to COVID-19. The health and well-being of our staff, volunteers, and guests is always a top concern. YoloArts is following the COVID-19 guidelines provided by Yolo County Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control to aid in prevention. We will continue to monitor recommended action from these agencies.

YoloArts offices, the Gibson Mansion, The Barn Gallery, and Gallery 625 are temporarily closed to the public and all programs, tours, classes, and events through May 31st have been postponed or cancelled.

Staff are working remotely, and are able to respond to emails, contact information linked HERE.

Virtual YoloArts

Although our physical doors are closed, we will do our best to provide ways to engage and connect on our digital platforms, so we can all stay connected.

  • Follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
  • Tour The Barn Gallery and Gibson Mansion by visiting our Online Galleries.
  • Read weekly interviews with Yolo County creatives HERE.
  • Virtually visit home studios and art collections in the region.
  • Art & Ag Artists submit recent creative work inspired by Yolo County’s farmlands to jpurnell@yoloarts.org to be included in our online galleries. Also when posting your artworks on social media tag our account @yoloartsca and use the hashtag #artandagyolo.

Check back periodically as we are continuing developing new ways for you to connect with the arts from the comfort of your home.

The Gibson House and Property

The 2.5 acre Gibson House property provides a beautiful setting for Woodland residents to enjoy a walk or run. Please observe social distancing practices as you take in some fresh air.

Highlights on the property include:

  • The Greek Revival Historic Mansion was the former home of William Byas and Mary Gibson. The mansion was built in phases beginning in 1857.
  • The historic Valley Oak stands prominently, northwest of the Gibson's mansion. A California native, this tree is estimated to be 300 years old and 83 inches in diameter.
  • The Olive Orchard is the remaining portion of the Gibson's orchard. The orchard's olives were processed and sold during the property's heydey.
  • The Garden, cultivated by the Gibson Gardeners, is just West of the mansion and features brick paths lined with blossoming plants. The Gardeners nurture garden spaces throughout the property and propagate plants for sale.
  • The mural My Yolo, by Gladys Padilla is the first winner of YoloArts' annual High School mural competition.

Resources for the Creative Community

We encourage everyone to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and similar respiratory diseases:

  • Stay home, to the maximum extent feasible, to slow the spread of COVID-19. When you need to leave your home for essential purposes, practice social distancing.
  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Learn more about COVID-19:

YoloArts is committed to aligning our actions with the best recommendations and guidance from our public health authorities. You can also stay informed on the latest developments by monitoring these:

Yolo County Health and Human Services

California Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control