The 2nd Kaweah Land & Arts Festival

The much anticipated 2nd Kaweah Land & Arts Festival is arriving soon! November 4-7, 2010!

This year, we are bringing to our community four fantastic events that exhibit different cultural and artistic disciplines that celebrate the diversity of the land that surrounds and sustains us.

Tim Hernandez, reading at the 2009 Kaweah Land & Arts Festival

Thursday, November 4: “Blues & Dust,” an evening of performance poetry and music featuring American Book Award winner, Tim Z. Hernandez, and “Native Americana” music by Lance Canales and the Flood. Also, performances from Dayanna Sevilla and John Spivey. Where: The Cellar Door, Visalia’s hip entertainment venue and wine bar. 101 W. Main St., Visalia, CA. Time: 9:00-11:30pm.

Paul Buxman, Winter Farm


Friday, November 5: “Visual Harvest: Paintings by Paul Buxman,” an artist opening for renowned local plein air painter and farmer, Paul Buxman. The exhibit features a stunning collection of bucolic landscape paintings. A secondary exhibit will feature the winning photographs from SRT’s 2010 Landscape Photography contest. Where: Arts Visalia, 214 E. Oak Ave., Visalia, CA. Time: 6:00-8:00pm.

Saturday, November 6: “Getting Grounded: The Land & Arts Field Day,” the Festival’s signature event, is a free, outdoor arts and culture extravaganza with live entertainment including: cowboy poetry, performance poetry, traditional Native American drumming and storytelling, folk and bluegrass music, and inspiring personal narratives from farmers, ranchers and regional historians. There will also be visual art displays, art & craft sales, children’s art activities, guided nature walks, beer and wine tasting, and local food. Where: Kaweah Oaks Preserve, a 322-acre oak woodland nature preserve that protects hundreds of plant and animal species. 29979 Road 182, Exeter, CA. Time: 11:00am-4:00pm.

Ted Nunes and Ian Herrick perform at the 2009 Kaweah Land & Arts Festival

Sunday, November 7: “Becoming Native: The Land & Arts Symposium,” a one-of-a-kind, interdisciplinary event featuring five panelists with distinct relationships to the land. They will engage in a thought-provoking discussion about how they’ve been born into or have grown into different native identities of the region. Where: College of the Sequoias 915 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA. Time: 3:00-5:00pm. Documentary screening of “Artists of the Great Western Divide” at 2:15.

Kids painting at 2009 Kaweah Land & Arts Festival


2 Responses to The 2nd Kaweah Land & Arts Festival

  1. lynne kemmer says:

    Can you provide directions from Reedley? many thnx

    • sequoiariverlands says:

      Yes. You’ll take 99 south to 198. Head east on 198 approximately 13 miles and make a left turn on Rd. 182. You might notice some backpack/hiker signs leading up to the turn. About a half mile up Rd. 182, you’ll take a right into the Kaweah Oaks Preserve parking lot. Parking officials will guide you on where to park.

      See you there!

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