Art & Ag Project

Yolo County Arts Council dba YoloArts

Funding Received: 2011
Yolo County, CA
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months
August 18, 2011

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 as a medium to heighten community awareness and appreciation of the agricultural lands that surround each population center in Yolo County.

Yolo County is home to a growing number of organic farms, large traditional farms, a thriving olive oil and wine industry, seed companies, and tomato farmers. This cropland provides the common connection between county communities and the residents.  It’s also the inspiration for our artists!

YoloArts Art & Agriculture Project offers artists an innovative venue from which to create as they visit selected farms and create art in their respective mediums.   Farmers are given the opportunity to make the work they do more visible through farm tours to artists and through the resulting artwork created, and the community is offered a thoughtful and heartfelt glimpse into the two diverse worlds of art and agriculture with the annual culminating art farm exhibit of the Art and Agriculture Project.

It all comes together at the 4th annual Art Farm 2011 – A Taste of Yolo.   This premiere event, a culmination of the unique collaboration between artists and farmers, will be celebrated at Gallery 625 on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 625 Court St, Woodland from 6pm – 9:00pm.