Posts in Upcoming Programs/Events
The Art of Brunch 2019

You are invited to our third annual Art of Brunch fundraiser. Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 13, 2019!

Our brunch event is moving to the lovely K’Syrah Catering Venue, just a block from the Wildling. Enjoy watching artists at work, browse our silent auction, check out our famous mimosa and bloody mary bar while eating a delicious brunch in a charming, rustic atmosphere. Afterwards, stroll to the Wildling for a tour of the gallery!

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Carrizo Plain - A Sense of Place | Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Join the Wildling Museum on Sunday, September 29, 3 - 4:30 p.m. for a special screening of the new short-form documentary Carrizo Plain - A Sense of Place (2019), followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Jeff McLoughlin and featured film participants and artists Bill Dewey, Chris Chapman, and John Iwerks.

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SLOPOKE: Fine Art of the West at Flag Is Up Farms

Save the date for the annual SLOPOKE, an exhibition and fine art sale featuring art of the American West hosted at Flag is Up Farms in Buellton from September 27 - 29, 2019. The opening reception and awards ceremony is Friday, September 27 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

The Wildling Museum is honored to partner in this year's event and will be judging the Best Wildlife Art Award, sponsored by Art of the West Magazine.

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Morro Bay Birding Trip with Peter Schneekloth

Join the Wildling on a Morro Bay day trip in partnership with Solvang Parks and Recreation with birding expert Peter Schneekloth on Thursday, October 10, 2019, 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.

See and learn about the many birds that live in the marshes, creeks, and shores of Morro Bay. Enjoy a quick stop at the Natural History Museum and time to enjoy lunch and shopping on Morro Bay’s Embarcadero.

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Out There, In Here: A Night of Poetry, Spoken Word & Music

Join us on Friday, October 18, 2019, 6 - 7:30 p.m. for Out There, In Here: A Night of Poetry, Spoken Word & Music, a special gathering of voices celebrating our vital connection to the natural world – and to one another. Presenters include Doyle Hollister, Dorothy Gagner Jardin, Cynthia Carbone Ward, and music by Jim Brady.

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Photography in Focus: A Panel Discussion with Susan Jørgensen, Michael Miner, Ana Phelps, and George Rose

Join the Wildling for an intriguing panel discussion on Sunday, October 27, 2019, 3 - 4:30 p.m. with photographers Susan Jørgensen, Michael Miner, Ana Phelps, and Celebrating the National Lands of California exhibition juror George Rose.

Learn about the photographers’ individual processes and inspiration, as well as the changing nature of photography as an art form.

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Descanso Gardens Day Trip

Join the Wildling on a day trip in partnership with Buellton Parks and Recreation to visit the incredible Descanso Gardens on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Experience the wonders of Descanso Gardens, home to North America’s largest camellia collection and many rare and beautiful plants from around the world. Visit the historic Boddy House and view art highlighting the intersection between contemporary arts and sciences in the Sturt Haaga Gallery as you walk the extensive grounds.

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Closing Weekend: Celebrating the National Lands of California

Join the Wildling for the closing weekend of Celebrating the Naitonal Lands of California on Sunday, January 19, 2020, 3 - 4:30 p.m. as we sit down with featured exhibition artists Patricia Hedrick, James Hodgson, Alan Sonneman (First Place), and Nancy Yaki (Third Place) for a fascinating panel discussion.

Learn about the artists' individual processes and inspiration, as well as their own personal experiences in California's national lands.

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Family Arts and Crafts

Take a walk in Solvang with your kids, to the Wildling Museum, and enjoy Family Arts and Crafts! Do-it-yourself arts and crafts stations are available daily. Supplies are included in the museum admission and feature coloring, crosswords, drawing, and more. Just bring a sense of adventure. Be sure to sign up for our email reminders to hear about future Family Arts and Crafts special classes.

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