Our Mission

We strive to celebrate and foster the Arts in Vallejo by creating opportunities for artists and community. We embrace the rich diversity of our city by centering the Arts, culture, and community so that Vallejo can be a vibrant, safe and welcoming space for artists and the community at large.

We promise to deliver programming and exhibitions that represent and reflect the communities who live here which include the ethnically diverse cultures that make Vallejo one of the greatest places in the country.

Meet the team!
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Kathy O’Hare is co-owner of Obtainium Works Art Car Studio in downtown Vallejo, has been active in the arts community with the Vallejo Arts Alliance, Vallejo Open Studios, Art Windows, and 2nd Friday Art Walk, and has served on the Beautification Commission for the City of Vallejo.

 

Abel Rodriguez is a Queer Xicano artist who was born in Fairfield, CA in 1979. He received a MFA degree in Painting from Yale School of Art in 2010, and a BFA in Drawing and Painting and Graphic Design from California State University, Long Beach in 2007. He was selected to participate in the Artist in Residence Program at Recology, S.F. in 2011. He has exhibited nationwide and is the co-founder of El Comalito collective in Vallejo, CA where he currently resides.

 

Edgar-Arturo CamachoGonzález is a queer Xicano community activist, artist, and poet living on occupied Ohlone land. He is committed to making the communities he is part of safe, vibrant and welcoming for all by networking with people who seek to change the world through a decolonial lens. Edgar-Arturo is a co-founder of El Comalito Collective and and is part of the Vallejo Food & Art Walk team.

 

Dominique Gutierrez is an Office Manager for Artiszen Tile Stone Mosaic as well as a wannabe community organizer and until recently was Gallery Director at the now closed Artiszen Cultural Arts Center in Downtown Vallejo, CA. Dominique has a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from San Francisco State University and has also had quite the crash course in the arts by running a community-based art gallery and performance space for the past 5 years where she curated/organized many art exhibits, performances, and community events. Dominique has the complete pleasure of knowing so many creatives in Vallejo and although the Artiszen Cultural Arts Center doors are now shut, she is still very much involved in the arts scene in her favorite city by the Bay…Vallejo, CA.

Erin Bakke, Lori Herrera, Gretchen Zimmermann, Stan Clark, Liberty Pierson,

The Vallejo Food & Art Walk is organized by members of the The Vallejo Arts Alliance as well as in collaboration with SactoMoFo. This event is an opportunity for artists to showcase their work in a very casual setting with entertainment and food provided to encourage visitors to walk among the art galleries and downtown businesses, including the new Community Gallery in partnership with Cal-Maritime.

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