The creative expressions and food production of Yolo County’s artists and farmers comprise the main event of the fifth annual Art Farm Harvest Gala — a fundraiser for YoloArts’ Art and Ag Project — at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Gallery 625 at 625 Court St. in Woodland.
The gala will feature the work of 55 area artists and their the watercolors, photographs, paintings and 3-D art that capture the essence of Yolo County’s rural landscape.
Aside from admiring the county’s bounty, attendees will get to taste everything from mulberry syrup, honey and olive oil to locally raised beef, fresh produce and wine. The Capay Valley’s Cache Creek Casino Resort and Woodland’s Kitchen 428 will serve locally grown delicacies, alongside the home-grown bounty from “Roots to Wine” wineries, Good Humus Produce, Capay Organic, Full Belly Farms, Henry’s Bullfrog Bees, Copperhill Olive Oil, Manas Ranch, Capay Canyon Ranch and more.
Musicians Tessie Marie and the Poor Man Band will play blues, jazz and rockabilly throughout the evening.
The art harvest — also known as an auction — begins at 7 p.m. To “harvest” art, individuals must buy shovels, which cost $150 and provide entrance for two to the event, along with the option to harvest an original work of art. A silent art auction and raffle also will be part of the evening’s activities. Tickets for only the food, wine and silent auction portion of the event are $20 per person in advance; $25 at the door. To purchase shovels and tickets, go to yoloarts.org/box-office or call 530-406-4844.
Proceeds raised by the Art Farm Art Harvest will be used to support the Art & Ag program and the Yolo Land Trust, in partnership with the Davis Farmers Market Foundation.
Gallery 625 is in the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland ,where Art Farm art can be previewed during regular gallery hours Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and online at yoloarts.org.