Call to Artists! Government Plaza

The Arts Consortium and the Tulare County General Services Agency have teamed up to display original artwork created by Tulare County artists in Government Plaza (5961 S. Mooney Blvd Visalia, CA 93277). This will be a yearlong show in the main lobby of the Government Plaza building, with great visibility, plentiful foot-traffic, and on-site security.

By submitting your work, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

– First round of submissions will be done digitally (through email) or by printed photograph/sample of actual artwork (through “snail mail”).

– There is no charge to submit work but there will be a 20% commission on all sales.

– Limit 3 pieces per artist (1 digital/printed photograph per artwork). Actual artwork must be original and no less than 2’ft in any dimension or larger than 4’ft x 8’ft in overall size.

– Digital submissions must be full color and in an 8.5”in x 11”in aspect ratio, of no less than a 300 dpi resolution. Please submit digital files to with the email title: GP-ART. Digital submission deadline is Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at midnight.

– Mailed (printed) images must be full color and exactly 8.5”in x 11”in. Printed images must be received at 300. E. Oak Ave. Visalia, CA 93292 by Friday, June 28th, 2019 (no exceptions).

– All image prints or digital files must be labeled with the following information about the original artwork: artist’s name, phone number, work dimensions, medium, weight, and city of residence.

– Artwork content should celebrate Tulare County’s nature, people, cultures, or history. All 2D and Bas Relief media will be considered. Weight limit is 30lbs and pieces should be no more than 4”in deep – including the frame.

– All art must be for sale and must be framed and ready to hang with wire (no saw tooth hangers will be accepted). Unframed art will only be accepted if imagery purposefully wraps around the edges.

– Artists will be contacted (only if their work is selected) and given a time, place, and date to deliver their artwork for the show. An opening reception time and date will be determined once the final selection of artwork has been chosen.

The South Valley Art Tour!

The wait is over! You can now pre-order your tickets for the new and improved South Valley Art Tour! On March 30-31, 2019, a collection of over twenty-five artists from Visalia, Tulare, Lindsay, Porterville, and Springville, featuring nationally recognized artists, as well as aspiring greats, invite you into their personal workspaces for a behind-the-scenes tour. Get to know the faces and hands behind Tulare County’s best artwork! Broaden your art horizons and make personal connections with creative minds in your community!

Tickets are $25 which will admit two people into the annual South Valley Art Tour. Pre-ordered tickets through January 31, 2019, will be offered at a special early bird price of $20*. You will receive a keepsake magazine (known as the Passport) that will provide all the information maps and directions needed to access the studios and artists. You will also receive two commemorative pens that will allow you access into each studio.

Art By: Nate Norman

Formally known as The South Valley Artists’ Studio Tour, the South Valley Studio Tour remains Tulare County’s widest-reaching art event of the year. Because of the tremendous growth of the South Valley Art Tour, we are now featuring the Southern and Northern regions of Tulare County on alternating years (we will be featuring the Northern region on March 28-29 in 2020).

Art By: Michael Alvarez

Get to know the faces and hands behind Tulare County’s best artwork! Broaden your art horizons and make personal connections with creative minds in your community! To allow guests to an opportunity to see each artist new to the tour this year, we will be mapping out the best route for from the studio of our featured artist Daniel Bonilla Vera.

Art By: Daniel Bonilla Vera.

*We will notify you when your collectible passport is ready to be picked up at the Visalia Arts Consortium at 300 E. Oak Ave., Visalia CA, 93291, with other pickup options to be determined.

Thank you for joining us as we celebrate the incredible creative talent in Tulare County!
Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite by clicking here!

For more information, please call 559-802-3266.

Walk N’ Roll Youth Art Contest

Tulare County students (K-12) are invited to participate in the annual Walk N’ Roll art contest hosted by the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG).   TCAG encourages students to think of ways we can help keep our air clean and promote safe active transportation. Students should draw their art submissions on an 8 ½” x 11” sheet depicting their ideas. Please add your name, grade, school, and contact number on the back of the sheet. All submissions are due to our office located at 210 N. Church Street, Suite B, Visalia, CA 93291 by 5:00 p.m. on November 9, 2018. Notification of winning art submissions will be given by the end of November. The winners will receive a bike that will be presented at the December TCAG Board Meeting.

Get your tickets for the South Valley Artists Tour – April 14-15, 2018

February 16, 2018

Get in on the coolest thing this side of Fresno! The South Valley Artist Tour!!

The Arts Consortium has over 40 artists who are opening up their studios and letting you in to witness their creative process.
The tour is April 14-15 with artists participating from Dinuba, Visalia, Exeter, Three Rivers, Lindsay, Porterville and Springville. Get your passport today by following the link below!