Wild in the City
Join us September 15th to 18th, 2016 for Visions of the Wild.
Films, Art Exhibits, Speakers, Field Trips, Coastal Cleanup Day, and more!
All festival events are FREE (except cruises) and open to everyone.
Visions of the Wild art exhibitions will open on Friday, September 9th
Art & Films
The theme for the 2016 festival is Wild in the City. We’ll be celebrating the animals and plants that live in our urban and suburban setting. The festival brings the whole community together, including artists, conservationists, students and teachers. If you’re interested in being part of the festival please contact us through our community page.
There are many ways that you can participate with Visions of the Wild. If you would be interested in volunteering or just asking a question, please contact us by following the link below.
Wild by Nature
Temple Art Lofts Gallery
Corner of Virginia & Marin Streets, Vallejo
September 9th to October 15th. Gallery Hours: Thurs-Fri: 1pm-6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm (Opening Reception Friday, September 9, 5pm to 8pm)
Temple Art Lofts Gallery will host the exhibition Wild by Nature. This exhibition will present artwork that considers the intertwinement of “wild nature” and urban environment and explores issues of encroachment, adaptation, and transmutation (of species) as habitats change. Installation work is of particular interest.
Visions of the Wild: Untamed
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
734 Marin St, Vallejo
September 9 to October 6, 2016
Visions of the Wild: Untamed, will be on exhibit at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum gallery in conjunction with U.S. Forest Services’ annual Visions of the Wild Festival of Art and Culture. This year’s festival theme is Wild in the City.
Co-curators, Susan Schneider & Deanna Forbes selected works for the exhibit including paintings, prints, and drawings by invited Bay Area artists: Linda Benjes, Kristina Branch, Lisa Esherick, Deanna Forbes, Betsy Kendall, Joe Oddo, Marc Pandone, Tim Ray, and Brian Rothstein.
Visions of the Wild: Untamed explores works that reveal in some way common aspects of nature’s wild in the urban setting that very often are unwelcome or taken for granted, or seen as banal, and yet, are indomitable and ubiquitous
Wild Places in Urban Spaces
337 Georgia Street, Vallejo
September 9th to October 9th, 2016
(Opening Reception Friday, September 9, 5pm to 10pm)
Wild Places in Urban Spaces is an exhibition featuring artists whose work explores the interface between nature, suburbs, and cities.
Each of the ten artists listed above will be contributing an artwork to the Forest Service for the permanent collection.
Curator: Kathryn Weller Renfrow
Presented by the U.S. Forest Service and the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation
Gallery Hours: 11am to 5pm, Wed – Sat. Admission is free
Visions of the Wild - American Canyon
The American Canyon Arts Foundation is hosting an art show at the American Canyon Chamber’s Welcome Center at 3860 Broadway (Hwy. 29). The show will be from September 9-17, 2016, with a reception scheduled for Friday September 9, from 5-8pm. The show will highlight local artists with a theme of “Wild in the City.” The event is free and open to the public.
Gardner & Bloom: From the Earth
Bill Bloom Studio
727 Marin Street, Vallejo
Exhibit opens Friday September 9 for Vallejo downtown Art Walk, 5 – 9PM. Second opening for Visions of the Wild, September 15 – 18, 2016.
Celebrating the urban wild in wood and clay.
Original works featuring Bill Bloom’s ceramics and Don Gardner’s wood sculptures.