The Vallejo Community Arts Foundation (VCAF) will launch the Art and Architecture Walk with a dedication ceremony on Saturday, May 30 at the Waterfront and the Artiszen. The Art and Architecture Walk is funded by Participatory Budgeting (PB). In the second cycle of PB, City Council approved the Arts, Beautification, Community Development Project (ABC), allocating $96,000 for the installation of artwork city-wide. The kick-off of the Art and Architecture Walk, one of the five projects under A.B.C., will begin at the Waterfront at 5:30 p.m. with the dedication of two sculptures and plaques, followed by the unveiling of the Art Utility Box Project Exhibition at the Artiszen at 6:30 p.m.
The exhibit will showcase illustrations submitted by artists for the utility boxes project and a photo gallery documenting the process. Once completed, the Art and Architecture Walk will allow visitors to complete a self-guided tour of public art and historical/significant architecture in the Arts and Entertainment District. Signs in 24 locations will have QR codes, allowing participants to use their smartphones to view short videos explaining the significance or documenting the creation of the artwork or architecture. The Art and Architecture Walk is one of five sub-projects to be implemented by VCAF under the A.B.C. project. Other projects include murals on 301 Georgia and 629 Marin Streets, two neighborhood gateways, and permanent artwork affixed to 10 utility boxes and one bike locker in the downtown area. Read more here