October 9, 2015

Yolo Arts Community Art Project & Giveaway!

Yolo Arts - Community Art Project

This summer, we met with Yolo Arts to discuss a possible sponsorship for their Art Farm Harvest Gala on November 6, 2015. During our brainstorming session, we dreamed up an idea we were able to bring to life and it turned out to be an amazing project! We all wanted the project to be something everyone could participate in – adults and kids, and we also wanted it to reflect the farm-to-table movement.

What if Yolo Arts brought an artist to our Capay Crush Festival and created an art project to auction off at their event? Better still, what if we involved the community in the creation of this art piece on site at the festival?

Yolo Arts - Community Art Project

We unanimously decided we had to do this project! Yolo Arts commissioned artists Laura Hanke and Kaye Gamper to join us at our Capay Crush Festival on the farm on September 19th and the activity was set!

On the day of the event, Yolo Arts Special Projects director Janice Purnell arrived with paper and paints and set up on a long table next to a field of pumpkins and gourds. Artist Kaye Gamper brought two amazing sketches depicting farms and a bountiful table of produce. Laura Hanke set up her easel facing the golden hills of Capay Valley.

And then the magic happened...

Farm visitors of all ages filled the painting table to create the community piece’s border of fruits and vegetables. It was a peaceful, reflective activity in the shade of the oak trees. Amateur artists were feeling joyful and relaxed at the opportunity to sit and paint en plein-air.

Local artist, June Hebb (pictured above), who attended the event described her time by saying, “I hope you know how deeply I appreciate having a safe place to paint in (Mother) Nature with the benefit and inspiration of other artists. Very sweet day with great friends, community in the country. What a rich blessing.”

Yolo Arts - Community Art Project

Art Farm Harvest Gala

Farm Fresh To You is sponsoring the Art Farm Harvest Gala on November 6th. Proceeds raised by the Gala are used to support Yolo Arts’ Art & Ag program, the Yolo Land Trust and Yolo Farm to Fork.Yolo Farm to Fork is a partner of Yolo Arts and participates each year in the Art & Ag Project, which cultivates a dialogue between artists, farmers, and the community to raise awareness of the importance of preserving farmlands and the visual arts in Yolo County.

Enter to Win Two Tickets to the Art Farm Harvest Gala 

We have two tickets to give away! If you’re in northern California, and you'd like the opportunity to see more farm art on November 6th at Yolo Arts’ 8th Annual Art Farm Gala in Woodland, California, leave a comment below.  

Here's How to Enter: (contest is now closed)

Congratulations to Kristen our winner chosen at random for our Giveaway! 
What is your favorite local farmscape? 

No purchase required. Limit one entry per person, please. Entries will close on Monday, October 19th, at 8:00 am. Winners are chosen by Random Number Generator and announced on our blog on Monday, October 19th.

To purchase tickets to the Art Farm Harvest Gala visit yoloarts.org/box-office or call 530-309-6464.