The ninth annual Artistic Sensations will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the T.S. Glide Ranch in Davis. Event proceeds will be used to support YoloArts’ art education programs, including artists in schools, throughout Yolo County.
The evening’s featured artist will be oil painter Alejandro Rubio, a native of Uruguay and a resident of Northern California.
Dinner at Artistic Sensations will be catered by Dos Coyotes, accompanied by wines from Yolo County and entertainment by trick roper James Barrera plus music by the trio El Rado Scufflers.
Special performing guests will be the local junior high musical group Mariachi Puente, under the direction of Hiram Jackson.
The fundraising silent auction will feature paintings by Rubio, a week in Puerto Vallarta, student artwork from schools around the county, and original artwork from county artists.
“We are so grateful to our sponsors and supporters for keeping arts education going in our partner schools around the county,” said Elysa Hillis, co-chairperson of this year’s event, and a member of the YoloArts board of directors.
Last year, YoloArts art education programs offered ceramics, dance, drawing and painting and the Blues in the Schools program to 2,304 students around the county. Art programs at Einstein Education Center, Dan Jacobs School (at the county’s juvenile hall, Midtown and Greengate); Gibson, Beamer and Whitehead elementary schools in Woodland; Montgomery Elementary School in Davis; Clarksburg Middle and Delta High schools in Clarksburg; and Esparto K-8 and high schools all receive support from this fundraiser.
Tickets for Artistic Sensations are $50 and may be purchased online at yoloarts.org/box-office, or by calling YoloArts at 530-406-4844.