Taste The Arts! – Announcements

Taste The Arts Festival is back!

An art festival for the entire family, featuring artwork by local artists, food vendors, live musical entertainment, and activities for children.

Feed your soul…

Taste The Arts, the largest outdoor arts festival in the Valley is back!  We hope you’ve missed us as much as we’ve missed you.  Join us for our upcoming Taste The Arts event on October 16th, 2021.  Experience three city blocks of art, culture and wellness activities happening right in the heart of Downtown Visalia as local artists display their work along Garden Street, with booths lined from Garden Street Plaza to the Old Lumberyard.

Festival-goers can participate in the My Voice Media Center Task Party, the Visalia Farmer’s Market Food Sculpture Challenge, or sit in on live art demonstrations. Watch art come alive!  Try your hand at contests, admire and purchase the beautiful art for sale, then take a break and watch the performing artists on three stages packed with a full day of live performances!  You’ll also enjoy the wide variety of food vendors we have to offer – stop for lunch, enjoy a dessert, or just relax with a coffee.

Ampelio Mejia Perez, Executive Director of the Arts Consortium, says, “It is our greatest hope that Taste The Arts 2021 will serve as a celebration of the rebirth of our Central Valley life.”  This festival is sure to be a very special event, bringing the community together in appreciation of art and artists.

The festival is open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The event is free – no tickets are required, just stop by Garden Street to join in the festivities.  For more information about Taste The Arts, visit:  https://artsconsortium.org/events/tta/.  For additional questions, please call (559) 802-3266.

The Arts Consortium is the non-profit arts council for Tulare County and is one of the state local partners of the California Arts Council.  The organization also works closely with other non-profits, local governments and businesses to provide opportunities to create and celebrate the arts for all residents and visitors.  Through leadership and innovation, the Arts Consortium is committed to preserving our cultural and creative diversity by building community where the arts are a vital part of everyday life.


If you would like more information on this event, please contact Ampelio Mejia Perez at 559-802-3266.

Live Entertainment

West Center Street Stage



East Center Street Stage


10:00am -10:30am 

11:00am -12:30pm

12:30pm -1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm 

2:00pm - 2:30pm

3:00pm - 3:30pm 


Old Lumber Yard Stage


10:00am - 5:00pm 

4:00pm - 10:00pm 




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 at 559-802-3266.


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, DJs, 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 Special Edition 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 16th, 2021! 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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