SEPT 15 - SEPT 18
Events are FREE and open to the public
Visions of the Wild
Coyote T-Shirt
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Back by popular demand

WildQuest leads you on a grand adventure throughout Vallejo.

Explore around the city and find designated nature spots with your friends and family, capture your discovery and claim your very cool reward!

3 cute temporary tattoos and a fantastic coyote magnet were up for grabs.


WildQuest has ended for 2016

Wild in the City

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 3rd Annual Visions of the Wild Festival.  We had record attendance at all of our events this year.  Three of the art shows continue into October.  Please come check them out!  Also, you can still participate in the WildQuest Treasure Hunt.  Complete a quest, claim your prize!

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.

Official T-Shirt

Visions of the Wild Coyote T-Shirt are back by popular demand. Now avilable for pre-orders, due for delivery mid-October.


Visions of the Wild Photo Stream

Art Exhibitions

All gallery shows have now ended for 2016

Wild by Nature

Temple Art Lofts Gallery
Corner of Virginia & Marin Streets, Vallejo

This show runs until October 15th.    Gallery Hours: Thurs-Fri: 1pm-6pm,  Sat. 11am-4pm

Temple Art Lofts Gallery hosts the exhibition Wild by Nature. This exhibition presents artworks, including several large installations, that consider the intertwinement of “wild nature” and urban environment and explores issues of encroachment, adaptation, and transmutation (of species) as habitats change.

Artists:  Sarah Barsness, Jen Boyd, Francesca Demgen, Alicia Escott, Bodil & Larnie Fox, JeanCherie, Jeanne Lorenz, Pearl Jones Tranter

Curator:  Celeste Smeland

FRONT postcard vow art exhibition (1)

Wild Places in Urban Spaces

Artiszen Cultural Arts Center

337 Georgia Street, Vallejo
This show has ended.    

Wild Places in Urban Spaces is an exhibition featuring artists whose work explores the interface between nature, suburbs, and cities.

Artists: Elin Christopherson, Jessica DunneChristina EmpedoclesFerdinanda Florence, Jeffrey LongRuth SanteeHolden SchultzKathryn St.ClairGail WightChristopher Woodcock

Each of the ten artists listed above will be contributing an artwork to the Forest Service for the permanent collection.

With Installations by Karrie Hovey and David Tomb

Curator: Kathryn Weller Renfrow

Presented by the U.S. Forest Service and the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation

Visit ArtSlant to learn more about this show.

Christopher Woodcock, Urban Wilderness, Composition 3, Rooftop Garden, C-print, 30″ x 40″

Visions of the Wild: Untamed

Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum

734 Marin St, Vallejo,  Hours: Tues.-Sat. 12-4pm.   This show has ended.
Visions of the Wild: UNTAMED, will be on exhibit at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum gallery in conjunction with U.S. Forest Services’ Visions of the Wild Festival of Art and Culture.
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, Susan Schneider & John Wehrle.
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.
Linda Benjes, Steller's Peanut, lithograph

Linda Benjes, Steller’s Peanut, lithograph

Gardner & Bloom: From the Earth

Bill Bloom Studio
727 Marin Street, Vallejo

This show has ended.  Studio open by appointment.

Celebrating the urban wild in wood and clay.
Original works featuring Bill Bloom’s ceramics and Don Gardner’s wood sculptures.


Bill Bloom Raku Ceramic

on Gardener - Wood Sculpture

Don Gardner Wood Scupture

WildQuest 2016 Treasure Hunt

Visions of the Wild brings you WildQuest treasure hunt!

Join us on a grand adventure throughout Vallejo.
Explore around the city and find designated nature spots with your friends and family, capture your discovery, post it to social media and claim your very cool reward!

3 cute temporary tattoos and a fantastic coyote magnet are up for grabs.

Post your WildQuest photos to Twitter using the hashtag #VizWild to see them displayed in the photo stream below!

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