Gretchen Zimmermann

The author of the Vallejo Arts & Entertainment web site seeks steady employment. I have a wide variety of skills ranging from Office Management to Project Management; from Web Development to Non-Profit Development. I’m a competent writer – a sample of my writing can be found here. As a garden enthusiast and the proud owner of a fixer-upper I have manual skills too: I can plant tomatoes, fix the plumbing, and paint the ceiling. I want steady work in Vallejo, please!… Continue reading

Bay Area Stage has a new home!

It’s Broadway on Broadway! Bay Area Stage has an official, full time home! The intimate, 100 seat “Broadway Bay Area Stage Theatre” is located at 515 Broadway Street, Vallejo; conveniently near shopping and restaurants, and is situated across from a large, public parking lot meaning there’s parking aplenty! Grand Opening to be announced soon. BAS is determined to make this space work as a showcase-house for new works and new talent and most assuredly as a shared space for folks around… Continue reading

4th Annual Health Expo

FREE! FREE! FREE! ♥ Massages by Certified Massage Therapists ♥ Blood Pressure Screening ♥ Body Fat Analysis ♥ Computer Generated Age ♥ Lung Capacity Test ♥ Chiropractic Assessment ♥ Dental Health Education ♥ Physical Endurance Test ♥ Nutritional Counseling ♥ Live Healthy Cooking Demo ♥ Free Food Samples ♥ Natural Remedies ♥ Healthy Living Presentations ♥ Backpacks & Supplies for Children in Need (while supplies last) ♥ Kids Activities Plus…NEW THIS YEAR! ♥ Free Bike Repairs (for the first 20… Continue reading

California Arts Council Grants

California Arts Council

The California Arts Council maintains a database of grants available to artists. Look them up here: You may also subscribe to their ArtBeat newsletter to receive a weekly roundup of Arts Council updates, arts news, artists calls, job opportunities, research, and more. Sign up here: Continue reading

Georgia Galleria

Georgia Galleria

Showcasing renowned Filipino artists. The gallery’s goal is to provide exposure to minority artists who don’t enjoy the patronage of mainstream galleries. The gallery is open on Wednesdays through Friday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm (until 9:00pm for Art Walk) and Saturdays 9:00 am to 5 pm.  Other days are by appointments only. Call 707 816 1187 for appointments and inquiries.  Interested parties can visit the Georgia Galleria or  Daisy Villanueva’s Facebook page. Continue reading

Why call it “UpBay”?

Jack London on the Roamer

Why are a bunch of hipsters branding Vallejo “UpBay”? Many Vallejoans grew up calling it “Northbay”, yet news media and outfits like Craigslist lump Vallejo in with the Eastbay. “Northbay” means Marin in popular usage, and “Eastbay” means Berkeley-Oakland-Richmond. “Northeast Bay” is more accurate, but too wordy to catch on, so we borrowed an old sailing term: UpBay. Sailing upBay is like sailing upstream, only up a bay.  Sailors bound for Vallejo said they were going “up Bay”. And once a sailor, always a sailor. The savor of… Continue reading

Central Core Restoration Corporation

Central Core Restoration Corporatio

The Central Core Restoration Corporation  provides a wealth of valuable services in the downtown, coordinating with property and business owners, city agencies and community organizations in administering the Property and Business Improvement District. For more information go to: Continue reading

Vallejo Main Street

Vallejo Maim Street

Vallejo Main Street’s mission is to revitalize Historic Old Town Vallejo as the main street of commercial and cultural activity that promotes shopping, working, dining and living in a secure and progressive environment. For more information go to: Continue reading

Cleven Goodie Goudeau 1932-2015

Many people don’t know how much of an Icon Goodie really is He’s not gone but just transcends He transformed this art movement In a world that is so deep rooted in hate And gave so many of us Not only a vision but a platform And showed us not only how to build but create I will never forget his words to me He said “it doesn’t matter what other people say What do you believe?” He said “That… Continue reading


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Vallejo Choral Society

Vallejo Choral Soceity

Established in the summer of 1917, the Vallejo Choral Society (VCS) is one of the oldest musical organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and the oldest community-based non-professional choir in California. The VCS, or as it was originally called the Vallejo Municipal Chorus, gave its first performance on December 9, 1917 in San Francisco in a joint concert with the San Francisco Municipal Orchestra. VCS continues to play a vital role in musical life of the Solano County, attracting… Continue reading

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