YoloArts is one of 817 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an National Endowment for the Arts works grant, NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced in a news release.
YoloArts will receive $15,000 to support Art Farm: Opening Juried Exhibition and Festival, which will feature the new work of Northern California artists inspired by farming, farmland and produce. The free exhibition and festival scheduled for October will offer art lectures, demonstrations and farm lectures and serves as the annual celebration of YoloArts’ Art and Agriculture Project.
“The Art and Agriculture Project is one of our most exciting projects and we are so grateful for the NEA’s recognition of our creative placemaking work in Yolo County,” said MaryEllen Foley, YoloArts board president.
Since 1981, YoloArts has been the designated arts council for Yolo County and works to connect artists, students and art supporters as well as business and political stakeholders through art education. YoloArts operates Gallery 625, sponsoring art events and providing educational and professional opportunities for artists and the countywide art community.