Because of your generosity, Artiszen will be better able to serve our community through art.
We rely on the donations from generous donors like yourself and we are so grateful for your support.
Every youth event needs lots of volunteers! Want to come be part of this exciting event? We need volunteers to help set up, break down, work the registration table, work the food table, make sure youth are safe and following the community agreements set in place and just making sure everyone is having a great time! Come be part of the FUN!!
Greetings from Artiszen Vallejo! You might know us as the Artiszen Cultural Arts Center who provided youth art classes Saturday’s during Farmers Market, who put on fantastic art exhibits, community gatherings, On the Fringe Theatre Productions, and other entertaining events in our former space at 337 Georgia St. in beautiful downtown Vallejo...always practicing something we like to call the Art of Community. Unfortunately, much like The Hub Community Arts Center and El Comalito Collective Cultural Arts Center, we lost our space on Georgia St. due to lack of funding and the inability to pay rising rents, which leaves this once seemingly revived section of downtown struggling and quiet once again.
We have been involved in community events in downtown Vallejo since 2013 and although we don’t have a physical space anymore, we want to keep that Art of Community going so we have stayed committed to being involved in the art community by being part of Vallejo Art Alliance/2nd Friday Artwalk Committee, Vallejo Open Studios Committee, as well as staying true to our most important organizational mission which is to support youth artists in every way we can. We have been so fortunate to have had a very special young artist involved with us since July of 2015 when he attended the Vallejo Community Art Foundation’s Children’s Art Camp that we hosted at our space that year. Artists Bosa Olotu blew everyone away at that camp with his incredible artistic talents in drawing, ceramics and especially painting at the young age of 12 and he proceeded to show up to every single Saturday, School Vacation Day, Artwalk, and Artiszen Event after that making him our permanent Youth Resident Artist!
Well Bosa is now 16 years old and going strong! Bosa lives in Vallejo, does home schooling on-line, takes art classes at Opus and Oils downtown, and loves to work on his art as much as he possibly can. You can check him out at his website bosasart.org. This year so far, he has had some of his portraits on display at Java Jax Coffee House and is now creating art for his next solo exhibit at the McCune Rare Book and Art Collection Gallery (Lower Level of JFK Library) Opening May 10th and running through June 15th, 2019. We wanted to take the opportunity to make opening night a super fun event for youth to attend and get some excitement going at the McCune Gallery’s outside plaza during May’s 2nd Friday Artwalk so we decided to call the event SuperBosaCon and invite YOUTH to come and participate. However, since we are totally volunteer run, it’s difficult to put an event like this on without a little seed money. Besides the administrative fees, art supplies, and decorations needed, we really want to pay youth who will be doing things like DJing and Prize money for the Cosplay Contest as well as making sure we have food and drinks for them while they are there.
We are looking for monetary donations for the event as well as in-kind donations of :
-Drinks/Cases of Water
-Tables and chairs that we can borrow
-Generators to run electricity to outside plaza
In return for your donation we would be happy to promote your business during the whole time that the art exhibit will be up, just send your logo to us via email and we will add it to our promotion efforts.
We would so appreciate your contribution, nothing is too small.
Thank you so much for your support neighbor!
Artiszen Vallejo, Managing Director
Vallejo 2nd Friday Artwalk, Committee Member
Vallejo Open Studios, Committee Member