The 10th annual YoloArts “Artistic Sensations” will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, at The Old Rice Mill, 1059 Court St. in Woodland. Event proceeds will be used to support YoloArts’ art education programs, including artists in schools, throughout Yolo County.
The evening’s theme is “Building Art Education — Brick By Brick.” Artists performing at the event include Yolo Mambo and the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theater of Davis. Bricks will be sold at the event that will be personalized and installed into a one-of-a-kind public art piece to be created by local artist Kent Smith. The artwork will be installed in a public location at a later date to recognize the community’s support of art education.
Dinner at Artistic Sensations will be catered by BlackPine Catering and accompanied by wines from Yolo County. Original “brick” art by regional artists will be included in the fundraising auction. Artists donating artistically enhanced bricks are Terry Hollowell, Susan Shelton, Bob Schumacher, Rebecca Ryland, Marie-Therese Brown, Joe Bellacera, Paula Bellacera, Kent Smith, Joanna Kidd, Linda Fitz Gibbon, Emma Luna, Gina Werfel and Stephen Kaltenbach.
“We are grateful for the many sponsors and supporters keeping arts education going at our partner schools ,” said Matt Lane, even chair 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 more than 2,000 students around the county. Art programs at Einstein Education Center; Dan Jacobs School (at Yolo County’s Juvenile Hall); Midtown School; Greengate School; Gibson, Beamer and Whitehead elementary schools; Pioneer High School in Woodland; Winters High School; and Esparto’s K-8 program will be supported by this fundraiser.
Tickets are $55 ($50 for YoloArts members) and may be purchased online at yoloarts.org/box-office, or by calling 530-406-4844.