New Downtown Mural Project – Request For Proposals

New Downtown Mural Project – Request For Proposals

The City of Tracy – Cultural Arts Division & Tracy Arts Commission is collaborating with Mr. Byron Alvarez in support of the creation of a new mural project located at 27 W. 10th St. in downtown Tracy, California. This high-visibility site is the east wall in the parking lot of Town and Country restaurant.  Conceptual proposals are due by 5:00 PM on Thursday, June 30, 2022.

Artists who are interested in the project can download the Request For Proposals for complete details!

Downtown Tracy Artwalk 2022 Call For Participants

The Call For Participants has been released for the return of the Downtown Tracy Artwalk!

Artists/Makers of all kinds, arts & cultural organizations, arts educators, and vendors supporting the arts are invited to apply through a friendly and free process!

CA Relief Fund for Artists & Cultural Practioners

The California Relief Fund for Artists and Cultural Practitioners was initiated by the California Arts Council, a state agency with a mission of strengthening arts, culture, and creative expression as the tools to cultivate a better California for all. It supports local arts infrastructure and programming statewide through grants, initiatives, and services. The California Arts Council envisions a California where all people flourish with universal access to and participation in the arts.

The Fund will be distributed to reflect the cultural and geographic diversity of the state of California—including those whose artistic practice is deeply rooted in historically marginalized communities. For the purpose of this relief fund, these prioritized communities include African, American Indian and Alaska Native, Arab, Asian and Asian American, Black and African American, Disabled, Immigrant, Indigenous and Indigena, Latinx, LGBTQIA2S+, MENASA, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, Refugee, and Women. In addition, we encourage those who are low-income, have difficulty obtaining or retaining sources of income, live in rural communities, or undocumented to apply.

The California Relief Fund for Artists and Cultural Practitioners makes available $1,953,000 total, in $1,000 award amounts, to artists and cultural practitioners (i.e., fine artists, including literary, visual, and performing artists; teaching artists; culture bearers; and maker-based sole or collective-based creative social entrepreneurs) who are current, full-time residents of the state of California. For the purpose of this relief fund, an applicant must be a self-employed artist, an artist entrepreneur, or employed by a nonprofit organization with arts and culture being essential to their mission.

Download the Guidelines here and apply through May 20, 2022!

Downtown Tracy Artwalk 2022 Planning Meeting

After two years of cancellation due to COVID, the Downtown Tracy Artwalk returns for its 6th year!  Information for the 2022 summer event series will be released at a Planning Meeting on Tuesday, April 26th, at 6 pm in Visual Arts 01.

We encourage anyone who is interested – including artists, street performers, muralists, musicians, arts organizations, etc. – in participating in the upcoming events to attend. We’ll discuss the 2022 schedule, answer questions about participation, share best practices, and consider all ideas brought for group discussion.

Attendance is not mandatory to participate in the event series.

Expressions! Gallery Talk/Panel Discussion

Join us on Saturday, April 23 at 12 pm for fun interactive discussion with featured artists Caroline Henry (Stockton), Jill Lipka (Lodi), and Brendon Parker (Tracy)!  Through dialogue and Q&A, we’ll investigate the value and roles of living/working artists in our community, as well as explore the creative process.

This is a special event of the Expressions! exhibition on display in the Grand Galleries through May 28, 2022.

Tracy Arts Commission announces new Granting Program!

The Tracy Arts Commission provides support and resources to the our local creative community.  A new Granting Program has been developed this year to encourage and help artists of all kinds, arts educators, and arts organizations present arts and cultural-based projects in Tracy.

Projects must be accessible to the public in the form of events and activities such as classes, exhibits, festivals, performances, screenings, readings, and workshops.  The application process is easy and friendly to small and large projects alike.  This granting cycle will support projects between July 2022 and June 2023.

Interested, have questions?  Join us for an orientation meeting on Wednesday, March 30 at 6 pm to assist you and answer your questions!

Download the 2022 Granting Program Request For Proposals here!

Tracy Art League Opens Entry for Expressions! 2022

The Exhibitions Program and Tracy Art League are collaborating to offer to a new version of the Expressions! exhibit, at the Grand!  Entries are now open for the 30th anniversary of this annual, juried exhibition featuring a survey of artists from across the region.

Selected works will be on display across the Grand Galleries from March 26 through May 28, 2022.  Cash awards and City of Tracy Purchase Awards will be issued.

2022 Sacramento Region Regional Conversation

All members of the creative community are invited to the 2022 Sacramento Region Regional Conversation! Join us on January 20, 2022 at 3:30pm (via Zoom). Presented by Californians for the Arts, in partnership with Sacramento Alliance for Regional Arts and the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.

This conversation will include updates on state, local, and federal advocacy priorities, including how you can get involved. Attendees will have a chance to share ideas, questions, and concerns with the Californians for the Arts team and most importantly, each other.

This event is for the regional areas of Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Yolo Counties, and is free to attend! REGISTER HERE!