Welcome To Solano County Arts Council

For over 50 years, the Solano County Arts Council has been committed to provide an intercultural dialogue and create opportunities for people to thrive and to make culture and the arts accessible to everyone. 


Please join us for a series of projects, events, exhibits and workshops that offer innovative opportunities for all communities. For more information please contact us at: info@solanocountyartscouncil.com

SCAC Projects include - ,Art Walk, Solano County Poetry Out Loud,  Veterans Art Therapy Project & Veterans Spoken Word, International Internship Project,  Ballet Folklorico, Teatro, Mural Project Folk Arts Free theater tickets giveaway, EcoArt, Women-Youth and Elder Hands on Art, Pottery, Metal-smithing,Word-smithing, Dance, Music,Art Camp, and many more community projects.       
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As the world around us comes to a gradual standstill, Solano County Arts Council joins all efforts to safeguard the health and safety of our artists, and community.

In doing our part to avoid preventable cases of COVID-19, we are regrettably temporarily suspending all  public programsWhile we may be temporarily dark to public events, our local Arts groups have an ever-growing digital presence that includes online shows, posts, auctions, meetings, livestreams, podcasts, YouTube channels, as well as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We look forward to seeing you online. 

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CARES RELIEF GRANT

 Solano County Arts Council in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the California Arts Council (CAC) will administer a sub-grant program to fund general operating support, and/or project-based support to local arts and cultural organizations serving communities of color disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

The Cares Relief Grant will help enhance the capacity of our communities of color to become stronger, more sustainable, and better able to serve as advocates for change. Important expected benefits are equity and inclusion. 

With this grant program, new broader understanding of diverse forms of artistic expression and engagement will emerge and bring new societal benefits. SCAC plans to re-grant to cultural organizations of color at our community level that serve vulnerable populations that have been especially affected by COVID-19.

Funded projects will address a pressing social inclusion and well-being need, serve local arts and cultural organizations serving communities of color led by people of color; and be carried out in a short time frame before December 31, 2020. Eligible organizations working to foster resilience in Solano County communities can apply for funds. Deadline is November 9, 2020.

FOR APPLICATION AND INFO: info@solanocountyartscouncil.com

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Vallejo Artwalk, scheduled to take place every second Friday, will now be held as a virtual event,  thanks to the support of our Community, the Artwalk team with support from the City of Vallejo. 

Thank you for your participation as a member of our ever-growing  community.  We will reach out with additional updates and events. Can’t wait to see you again soon.  Stay Safe -  Carmen Slack- SCAC

 Vallejo Art Walk is hosting a
 Virtual Talent Showcase

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Join El Comalito Collective every Monday, Wednesday and   Friday at 12 noon from their Facebook Live!   https://www.elcomalitocollective.com/events.htmPicture

https://www.kennedy-center.org/digital-stage

Kennedy Center Digital Stage


Lunch Doodles w/ Mo Willems - In partnership with The Kennedy Center, the author of the Pigeon books, Mo Willems, is teaching kids how to draw and make art. Download the daily activity sheet, or grab some paper and something to draw with to join in on the fun every day at 10am in California. Share your doodle online with #MoLunchDoodles.

Virtual Concerts - Magical Bridge Foundation is hosting family-friendly performers on its Facebook page daily at 12 p.m

Virtual Art Class

Artist Sam Price is live streaming collage-making classes for the Palo Alto Art Center every Friday at 11am. Find past classes or view new ones here.  

ONLINE ART MUSEUM

SFMOMA is temporarily closed. Enjoy our website until we're open! The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Your Museum. Your Community. #YourSFMOMA. sfmoma.org

The Tech Interactive at Home!   The Tech Interactive has put together lesson plans for at-home activities and learning. https://www.thetech.org/


This powerful statue was created by artist Jean Cherie out of foam and then painted to look like bronze. Once people started seeing the finished foam sculpture it was apparent that during these turbulent times, this needed to be cast in bronze and made a permanent piece of public art in our beautifully diverse community.

Let’s Make Magic!  Join us and help turn foam into Bronze and make Public Art reflect the World you want for your Children!

Dominique Gutierrez and 3 others are organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Solano County Arts Council. Donations are 100% tax deductible.  info@solanocountyartscouncil.com  

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Las Tehuanas

 Ballet Folklorico "El Valle"                              For more info Balletsthelena@yahoo.com\

Solano County Arts Council Poetry Out Loud Champion, Austin Car


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Fleshing Out the Female

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"She's An Open Book"

Collaborative work by The ArtDivas

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 Arts Alliance 

       

The Arts Alliance welcomes ALL community-minded people with creative ATTITUDE...you don't have to be an artist to participate in the creative evolution of the community!  We welcome all to come, to communicate, to help shape our town through creative collaboration, and to join hands as we continue to build something REALLY WONDERFUL together.

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Community Mural Project 

Please join Bay Area Mural Program, La  Clinica de La Raza, Inc.,and Solano County Arts Council in supporting the creation of a new temporary mural that will depict health,culture, art, and the environment  

https://www.facebook.com/events/2505998006123198/

Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.
To be eligible for a relief grant, applicants must be:

  • Practicing artists able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to their work, careers, and a public audience;
  • Experiencing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • 21 years of age or older;
  • Provide a W9 and Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)—we will collect this information after you’ve been notified of your selection;
  • Residing and working in the U.S. for the last two years;
  • Not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners;
  • Not previously awarded a relief grant from this fund.

Please note that the Artist Relief coalition partners will make final eligibility determinations as needed. Learn more by reviewing this FAQ. To apply, click here.

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Please Join us at the Vallejo Poetry Society 
       "Within Words we are one"         

The Cafe of Dreams by D.L. Lang

Walked into a coffee shop with a collective of wordsmiths with performance highs wishing to be paid a bit more than pie in the sky.

Sat underneath a rainbow reciting verses in a building marked by birthdays and lucky numbers, as the fortune cookie prophecies spoke of friendship.  

   We began to build the foundations of community, organizing the world for us all to be heard.

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vallejopoetrysociety.org

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CERF+ -- the Artists Safety Net is pleased to announce the launch of a COVID-19 Relief Grant program to provide financial assistance to artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances from the COVID-19 crisis.

 

As part of CERF+’s broader COVID-19 crisis response strategies, this special program will provide one-time $1,000 grants to meet urgent food, housing, and/or health insecurities. The grants will be awarded in two cycles: the deadline for the first round will be July 29, and the second will be September 9. Priority will be given to eligible artists who have traditionally been underserved by the grantmaking community including people of color and folk and traditional artists.

 

“CERF+ recognizes that artists, who are so vital to the health of our communities, have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic with the sudden loss of income because of canceled shows, residencies, exhibitions, teaching opportunities, and other income-generating activities,” notes CERF+ Executive Director, Cornelia Carey. “We acknowledge that this is a small program relative to the significant need, and we look forward to rolling out additional programs to assist with recovery.”

 

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Vallejo 2nd Friday Virtual Art Walk

Vallejo Art Walk, scheduled to take place every second Friday, will now be held as a virtual event, thanks to our Community, the Art Walk team and support from the City of Vallejo.
 Join us now for the Virtual Vallejo Art Walk Showcase
https://vallejoartwalk.org/talent-showcase/

VALLEJO ART WALK  SHOWCASE

Trevor Allen

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Afro Deeziak by Vera

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Paige Grieco

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SuperBosa!

SuperBosa!

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I wrote this tonight on hearing the great John Prine has passed, after his fight with the virus. This is for him.

Super Moon
by Abby Owen – April 7, 2020

Gone so fast, gone too soon,
All alone in a sealed off room.
Fighting a war you couldn’t win,
It’s Vietnam all over again.

There’s contagion in the world I fear,
It’s raging far and sometimes near.
Six feet apart we might be spared, Six feet under,
if we’re ill prepared.

Drawn to the light of the Super Moon,
Gone so fast, gone too soon.
Your songs remain, tho you’ve gone away,
Your stories to be told another day.

Mother Earth sends a warning call,
You’re not listening child, pay attention now.
Take a breath, while you still can,
Mend the scars upon her lands.
There’s contagion in the world I fear,
It’s raging far and sometimes near.

Six feet apart we might be spared,
Six feet under, if we’re ill prepared.

Drawn to the light of the Super Moon, Gone so fast, gone too soon.
Your songs remain, tho you’ve gone away, Your stories to be told another day.

Bonnie Raitt singing John Prine"s song " Angel from Montgomery

 

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