Working with Vallejo Artwalk

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Vision

ART WALK IS FOREVER FREE. WE SHALL NEVER CHARGE ARTISTS FOR  PARTICIPATING IN ART WALK.

“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to  treat life as art.”- Maya Angelou

“COMMUNITY” IS A LOADED & MISUSED WORD IN OUR CULTURE & A LOST ART, BEING FOUND AGAIN & REALIZED HERE AT ART WALK.

The word “community” has its roots in the Latin term “communitas,” which is derived  from “communis,” meaning “common, public, shared by all or many.” The Latin word  “communis” itself comes from “com-” (a prefix meaning “together”) and “munis”  (related to “munus,” meaning “service or duty.”)

We are our own entity & overlap with anyone willing to create with us from the ethos of the common good through arts.

Art Walk is a place of liberators of ancient practice, a gift economy & story telling. In our deeply troubling society we lack connection because art is framed in this society as a commodity, confusing how it is connected to us by our DNA. Our connection is the arts. We support artists by facilitation of public spaces for the general public to come gather, share & exchange anything of value they wish without direct interference. This is an open air market of exchange, barter or gift.

Vallejo, through this expression, is a place of good will, a place where we can be more humane and elevate the arts in our lives to the status where it belongs. We are diverse, inclusive & foster familial regard. This is a family friendly event. We have determined that Artists in this context are Altruists. We volunteer to each other our creative generosity, intelligence & efforts to truly build community. Our definition is different, it is improved, not a buzz word. We define the “Art Walk Community” as Artists who work for the common good of our society through facilitating the arts activities in all its expressions supported by Art Walk in the scope of our geographic location of Vallejo to the artists for free. Art Walk invites & welcomes local, statewide and international artists to exchange anything they wish. Here all are equal & the individual is honored as part of the whole. It is a permission-based set of exchanges with polite engagement.

Consider if you see art you wish to buy, ask. If you ask if someone wants to barter, barter if they are willing. Be creative. Everyone brings something of value. Some perform, reward them. Everyone is responsible for their own exchanges in this context.

Artists need to connect & garner friendships with common interests. This is an expression of the gift economy, it is ancient & meaningful storytelling. Creativity fulfills us in spirit & creates something bigger than ourselves. Because we create we are aware of the power of creatives. You cannot have the world we live in with out creatives. What we do as culture bearers has lasting power & influence, some beyond our time, transcending politics. We are non-political.

We are problem solvers. We are a renewable resource.

“The Cosmos is within us. We are made of the same star-stuff. We are a way for the  universe to know itself”- Carl Sagan

Grok with us.

Code of Conduct

Artists agree to comply with the Art Walk Code of Conduct, which includes but is not  limited to:

– Respecting all event participants, staff, & attendees

– Adhering to the event schedule

– Refraining from any behavior that is discriminatory, offensive, or harmful (family friendly top of mind)

 

Art Walk Discrimination Prohibition 

Art Walk has enacted a local anti-discrimination policy that prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, age, religion, creed,  disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, weight or height.

 

Compliance with Conditions  

All Artists agree to comply with all conditions set forth by the Art Walk, its committees,  officers of the Solano County Arts Council, the Vallejo Arts Council, & other relevant  committees.