The goal of the Visions of the Wild Festival is “connecting nature, culture and community.” Or, to put it another way, we believe the arts are a great way to bring people to nature. Each year we explore a different theme through field trips, art exhibits, concerts, speakers and films. in 2023, we celebrate the environmental heroes, local and global, who are making a difference to conserve and restore our endangered planet.
The Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum and Empress Theatre have been the key venues for many of these programs. All of our events are free and open to all. The ongoing collaboration among the Forest Service, Vallejo Center for the Arts, and many other organizations and volunteers, has become a popular feature on the Vallejo cultural and conservation scene.
Special thanks to the 2023 Visions of the Wild team: Steve Dunsky, Hannah Dunton, Shannon O’Hare, Kathy O’Hare, Robin Gross, Kathy Farrell, Marc Dixon, Dragana Monson, Karen McKevitt, Peter Brooks, Janet Martinez, Mike Painter, Cynthia Bettini, Yoordy Aquilar-Lepe, Annmarie Uy, Richie Phelps, and Griffin Academy Staff and Students.