Collaborations between local artists and farmers will yield an “art harvest” in this mostly rural county of California. Through the Art & Agriculture Project, led by YoloArts, artists will create works inspired by visits they make to farms, raising community awareness of the importance of farmland preservation and helping to create a platform for serious discussion of the community’s values.
Introducing The ArtFul Plate - which takes the creative placemaking initiative"The Art and Agriculture Project" and leverages developed relationships to extend its impact to county restaurants and their patrons, county residents and tourists focused on locally produced art and food. Unique to farm-filled Yolo County, the ArtFul Plate creates an opportunity to attract visitors and increase tourism - merging art and local agriculture to benefit the art economy and contribute to the county's economic vibrancy.
The ArtFul Plate will commission art of California artists for reproducation on a series of dinner plates to be sold at county restaurants with a seasonal, locally sourced meal. It takes the regional "farm to fork" movement all the way to the plate with an art experience.
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