Seeds of Regrowth – Shasta County Wildfire Recovery Effort


Graphic created by artist Jefferson Thomas

Community Programming

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Children + Youth Art Process Workshop
California Street Labs – Redding, CA
March 9, 10-1p

Artists & Community Art Workshop (Adults)
Shasta County Arts Council
April 20, 10-1p

AFTA Creative Salon
AFTA Artists & Community
Shasta County Arts Council
Redding, CA
June 1st, 10-1p

AFTA Interactive Art Installation
Sundial Music Festival
Redding, CA
June 21


In partnership with

Supporting Sponsor


Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
National Park Service

In the summer and fall of 2018 Shasta County was impacted by multiple wildfires that claimed lives, devastated land and displaced thousands of people, forever altering their sense of place.
In the months that followed, residents of Redding, CA reached out to ART from the ashes (AFTA) to collaborate on a creative platform to support the community’s recovery process.

Throughout 2019 AFTA is working with artists, local & regional community organizations, businesses and statewide agencies to initiate community based arts programming including: art process workshops for adults and children, artist/community creative salons, interactive art installations and a large scale art exhibition featuring over 65 California based artists. Included in this diverse collective are professionals in the U.S. Forestry Service, North Zone Fire Cache, Bureau of Land Management and UC Agricultural & Natural Resources Division.

The exhibition slated for fall 2019 in Redding, CA will include community engagement programming, artist demonstrations, lectures and panel discussions that integrate art, community and ecology. All works and installations will incorporate or be inspired by materials reclaimed from fire site locations. By integrating site-specific materials and imagery into the artistic process, these works symbolize resilience, renewal and embody the transformative power of art.

Proceeds from the exhibition will support restoration efforts at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, a touchstone for the resident community and visitors to the region.