September 7th – 10th
The 4th Annual Visions of the Wild Festival
The theme for the 2017 festival is Changing Landscapes.
The festival brings the whole community together, including artists, conservationists, students and teachers.
Art & Films
Street painters, from master artists to youth and families, using chalk as their brush and pavement as their canvas, will transform the back-parking lot of the former Vallejo main post office into an art gallery with a collection of vibrant, colorful, large scale images.
Chalk Art Festival Vallejo 2017
Location: 485 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo CA 94590 Back parking lot –see attached map.
September 8, 2017 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
September 9, 2017 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
September 10, 2017 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come and Prepare to be Wowed!
Street painters, from master artists to youth and families, using chalk as their brush and pavement as their canvas, will transform the back-parking lot of the former Vallejo main post office into an art gallery with a collection of vibrant, colorful, large scale images. These designs will include images reflective of Visions of the Wild –Changing Landscapes theme as well as abstract art, 3D images, and portraitures.
The Fish Line
Explore the past, invisible present, and future of the Napa River. Starting at River Park, we’ll walk and chalk the 1876 river bank’s location, swim with Spencer the endangered, seven foot long sturgeon, and see the future of the water through the eyes (and feet!) of shorebirds. Finally, get to know your watershed neighborhood as it tumbles down the fountain pools, flowing with life just for the day.
Family Friendly, easy one-mile, interactive walk from River Park to the plaza between Vallejo City Hall and the JKF Library; Saturday September 9, 2017; 2:00 to 3:30 pm.
Nature Discovery Zone
Join us at your local farmers market for festival information, wildlife demos, meet Smokey Bear and a giant inflatable salmon fish!
Vallejo Farmers’ Market | Marin & Georgia Streets
Saturday, September 9th
American Canyon Farmers’ Market | 100 Benton Way
Sunday, Septermber 10th
ON FIRE | Temple Arts Gallery, corner of Virginia & Marin.
Sept 8th – Oct 14th, 2017
Fire is a critical agent of change on the California landscape. Wildfires are both destructive and restorative.
We find beauty in their terrible power. Our forests, chaparral and grasslands will inevitably burn. They need fire to thrive. The question is: Can we learn to live with wildfire?
ON FIRE explores the relationship between between people and wildfire.
The exhibition also examines the current tree mortality situation in the Sierra Nevada. More than 100 million trees have died because of drought and bark beetles.
Re-Shaping Vallejo | Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, 734 Marin Street
A series of interpretive panels explores the changing landscape of Vallejo and Mare Island. People have continuously shaped and restored the land and waterways, even as wild nature persists. Even lifelong residents will be surprised to learn about Vallejo’s hidden history.
Imaginary Landscapes | Artiszen Cultural Arts Center, 337 Georgia Street
Memory and imagination are universal ways that we experience changing landscapes. “Imaginary Landscapes” explores the ambiguous relationship between observation, fantasy and art. The “scenes” in these works reinvent the past, re-create the present or reveal a vision of the future. Even the most abstract images remind us of the natural world in some uncanny way. Is this work of the artist or viewer? We hope this show will lead you to reflect on the landscapes in your own mind.