We have partnered with Blue Sky Center for a rural Artist in Residency program in New Cuyama, CA. 555 Rural Artist Residency is Blue Sky Center's pilot artist residency program, hosting 5 artists for 5 days in 5 Shelton Huts on the Blue Sky Center campus. The residency will take place in collaboration with citizen artist and residency facilitator Mary Welcome.
The artists spent this past week in residence at the Blue Sky campus, immersing themselves in the local community. One artist, Butchy Fuego planned to hike as many trails as time and his legs would allow. Another artist team, Designers on Holiday, were erecting a bus shelter for the community using reclaimed metal pipes. We are looking forward to seeing the final result! To learn more about the other artists and their projects, please visit this page.
Mary Welcome, as well as some of the participating artists, will return on July 26th for an opening and reception in Downtown Santa Barbara. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to July.
Also, check out the Blue Sky Center's website to learn more about their organization.