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.
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
Wild Places in Urban Spaces
337 Georgia Street, Vallejo
This show runs until October 9th. Gallery Hours: Wed.-Sat., 11am to 5pm
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
Visit ArtSlant to learn more about this show.
Visions of the Wild: Untamed
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
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.
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.
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!