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October 20, 2017
The Visalia Fox Theatre welcomes the Sons of the San Joaquin.
Join the Fox on December 23, 2017, for the return of brothers Joe and Jack Hannah, along with Joe’s son, Lon. Enjoy a show before the holiday and sing along to Christmas favorites!
Celebrate the holiday season with the Fox Theatre! Tickets are on sale now for $15 - $30. They can be purchased at our office, over the phone, or online.
October 20, 2017
38th Annual Harvest of Handwovens
38th Annual! There must be a reason why Harvest of Handwovens presented by Handweavers of the Valley is so highly anticipated year after year. The professional level of this show has grown to rival anything found in Los Angeles or San Francisco, yet is unique in our valley. This event, also known as the Handweavers’ Show & Sale is always held on the 4th Saturday of October at the Exeter Veterans’ Memorial Building, 324 N. Kaweah Ave, (Hwy 65). This year’s event is held on October 28, 2017. Demonstrations and exhibits open at 9:30 and the sales floor will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Weaving and spinning are the main focus of this talented group, although interests have expanded to include many other fiber-related techniques. Knitting and crocheting are represented using only handspun yarns. Demonstrations of spinning, weaving, felting, bead weaving, color-blending and dyeing of fibers and yarns fascinate visitors to this educational experience. Exquisite pine needle baskets and weaving on gourds will also be highlighted.
Carole Dulitz of Springville will be on hand with her specialty yarns for sale. The raffle is a very popular and exciting part of the show each year. The winner this year will receive a basket filled with items for the kitchen in an autumn theme. The basket will contain mostly items made by members of the guild.
You will want to plan your holiday shopping to include beautiful handmade garments, towels, rugs, throws, jewelry, scarves, baskets and other household items. A special area is set aside for used equipment and discounted books, yarns and fibers. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Admission and parking are free.
Handweavers of the Valley is a non-profit organization that spans a large portion of central California from Bakersfield to Squaw Valley, Three Rivers, Visalia and Porterville. The Harvest of Handwovens contributes to the guild’s goal of public awareness of the fine crafts of handweaving and spinning and serves as an educational experience for those wishing to learn more about these ancient arts.
Call Nikki Crain at 559-561-4048 or go to www.hwotv.org for more information.
July 24, 2017
The Visalia Community Arts Grant Program - a program of the City in partnership with the Arts Consortium - was created to help facilitate the growth of cultural arts for Visalia arts organizations and residents.
The Community Arts Grant Program focuses on developing new local cultural resources, and supporting programs and activities that reach diverse segments of the community. The Community Grants Program identifies two types of grants for funding: Seed Grants and Community Support Grants. Grant requests can range from $250 to $1,500 per grant year.Read More
June 14, 2017
Brent Mosely, Arts Consortium Board President, presents Tiffany Ward her check for $500.00 as winner of the Taste the Arts poster contest. Tiffany’s design will be featured in our “Watermark” magazine and other promotional materials for our Taste the Arts Festival on October 14, 2017.Read More
April 06, 2017
The Arts Consortium is now in our new location in front of the Lumberyard!
We would like to acknowledge the hard work that Michael Kreps and Erik Gonzalez have put in to painting and making repairs to the new building to make it a comfortable, usable space. Ampelio Mejia has also been working hard making our workspaces come together.
There are numerous things we still need to update this new space. Communication systems update and air conditioning are high on our list. We would also like to put in a garden area and move John Friedrich’s wonderful sculpture in the front of the office, as well as a fence.
We are committed to promoting the arts in Tulare County and to keep My Voice Media Center going strong. With this move we are hoping to become a hub for the arts in Tulare County and surrounding areas. Plans for both entities to grow and expand need financial support to go forward. Your donation to the Arts Consortium will help us achieve our vision.
We appreciate the great community support we have received in the past and hope that support continues. Please visit our gallery to enjoy what we offer to the community.