Taste The Arts! – Announcements

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10-year anniversary! Happening OCT. 19

Feed Your Soul... Taste The Arts!

The largest outdoor arts festival in the Valley is back! Join us for the Tenth Annual Taste The Arts event coming October 19th. Experience three city blocks of art, culture, and wellness activities during the annual festival in Downtown Visalia. 

California artists display their work on Garden Street between the Garden Street Plaza and the Old Lumberyard. No previous art experience is required to enjoy the show! Participate in the My Voice Media Center Task Party, the Visalia Farmers Market Food Sculpture Challenge, and much more. Sit in on live art demonstrations and watch art come alive right before your eyes. Try your hand at various art contests, see beautiful art for sale and take a break to watch the performing artists on three stages packed with a full day of live performances. The show will conclude with a breakdancing contest! The event is open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and will be filled with free fun activities. No tickets are required -- just stop by Garden St. and Oak St. to join the festival. Indulge in a wide variety of foods as diverse as the crops grown in our Valley. For more information about Taste the Arts, visit: https://artsconsortium.org/events/tta/ and watch the video to see the event in action. For additional questions, please call (559) 802-3266. The Visalia Arts Consortium 501(c)3 brings together artists, organizations, and art enthusiasts to advocate, promote and provide opportunities to create and celebrate the arts for all Tulare County residents and visitors. Through leadership and innovation, we are committed to preserving our cultural and creative diversity by building a community where the arts are a vital part of everyday life.


Live Entertainment

West Center Street Stage

10:00am -10:30am Calpulli Tepeyollotl Cuahuitlan

10:45am -11:30am Mariachi Academy Mariachi

11:45am -12:15pm O’Donoghes

12:45pm -1:15pm Ballico Taiko

1:45pm - 2:15pm Quickdraw Competition

2:30pm - 3:00pm The Blue Grass Element

3:30pm - 4:00pm Fashion Show

4:00pm - 4:45pm Bigfoot and the Moon


East Center Street Stage

10:00am -10:30am Dynamx & Kids Addition

11:00am -12:30pm Grace Note Students

12:30pm -1:00pm VLCS Show Stoppers

1:00pm - 1:30pm Sierra Performing Arts Center

2:00pm - 2:30pm Elite Dance Academy

3:00pm - 3:30pm VCIS Dance Team


Old Lumber Yard Stage

10:00am - 5:00pm Urbanist Collective Performances

4:00pm - 10:00pm Tastemakers Stage



Do you represent a local or national business and want to support the Arts in Tulare County and get your logo in front of an expected 7,000 people?
Call us 559-802-3266
Click here to download the sponsorship application

Taste the Arts is an annual festival presented by the Arts Consortium— the official arts council of Tulare County. This annual event in downtown Visalia is a celebration of the rich cultural and artistic heritage of our community.

The Central Valley is known for the diverse crops grown in our area. This diversity also attracts a broad spectrum of cultures to our region, each with its own distinctive arts and traditions. Taste the Arts celebrates this multi-cultural background with an event just as unique!

Taste the Arts offers a full-day of free activities for the community. Check out more than 70 regional visual artists and their paintings, sculptures, steel work, photographs, gourds, and jewelry. Enjoy entertainment on two packed stages featuring musical acts, dance troupes, and cultural performers. Participate in aerosol art and printmaking workshops, or showcase your creativity in the Farmers Market "Fun with Food" sculpture contest. Take advantage of numerous youth activities and much, much more. ALL FOR FREE!

Don't forget to pick up your copy of the Watermark magazine.

To learn all about the Arts in Tulare County.

Grab your friends & family and tell them that Visalia is the place to be on October 19th! We'll see you there.


The Garden Street Plaza to the Old Lumber Yard
Garden Street between Main Street and School Avenue
Downtown Visalia

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