The Central Valley Community Foundation (formerly the Fresno Regional Foundation) on Sunday presented Arts at the Fairgrounds, a new kind of public art event for the San Joaquin Valley.
The free event, held at the Madera fairgrounds, is the latest in CVCF’s series of presenting art in nontraditional places to increase accessibility of the arts.
It included the unveiling of an exhibit of alebrijes — brightly colored Oaxacan-Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures — created by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County, as well as mariachi music, folk dancing and a preview of the HmongStory40, an exhibit commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Hmong migration out of Laos.
Arts at the Fairgrounds was made possible in partnership with The James Irvine Foundation.
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