Art & Ag Project

Yolo County Arts Council dba YoloArts

Funding Received: 2011
Yolo County, CA
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

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.


See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

Dec 22, 2015
Frank Muller has agriculture in his blood. He was raised on a farm, and now runs Muller Ranch in Yolo County, California, northwest of Sacramento,... Read More
For decades, Yolo County has been a leader in farmland preservation in California. The culture of agriculture resonates from the county's land grant university (University... Read More
For decades, Yolo County has been a leader in farmland preservation in California. This culture of agriculture resonates from the county’s land grant university, University... Read More
To preserve its unique identity, Yolo County, California made a decision to remain primarily a county whose major economic driver is agriculture. To ensure continued... Read More
I can’t believe December is here already and January is just around the corner. This means, of course, that it’s time to start thinking about... Read More
Yolo County artists and farmers are still aglow from the huge success of our fourth annual Art Farm . With over 275 guests – 49... Read More
What an amazing opening for this years Art Farm, 2011 on Friday night! Lots of artists came with spouses, friends and family to see over... Read More
YoloArts asks, “What does a paintbrush have to do with a tomato?” For the past three years, YoloArts has led a project to use art... Read More