The Art of the Journey

The Art of the Journey – Art Inspired by the Immigrant Experience in California

The Fresno County Public Library has invited artists from all experience levels and backgrounds to submit artwork for display at the Betty Rodriguez Regional Library. This show is the third program in the California the Journey series.

Starting September 10th, the Betty Rodriguez Regional Library will highlight stories told through the visual arts, hosting an Art Hop Showcase featuring works submitted by community members that help tell stories about “Coming to California.” We welcome art the expresses those stories and experiences.

Artwork accepted through the first week of September 2017 and will be on display September 10 – October 9, 2017. There will be a reception on the night of ArtHop, Thursday, September 21, 2017, 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Check out these snapshots of our exhibit and the Art Hop Reception!

Check out these titles about the journey to California put together by California Center for the Book:

La Distancia Entre Nosotros La distancia entre nosotros Funny In Farsi Funny In Farsi Perfume dreams Nothing left in my hands  Philip Vera Cruz : Seeking El Dorado  So far from home A step from heaven The Buddha in the attic A better life El norte The arrival Las uvas de la ira The Grapes of Wrath My name is Aram Under the feet of Jesus The lucky ones The walking


  1. Will this type of event be held in the future? Please send notice if there will. I am an interested artist.

  2. Hi Sandy. The event has been a great success, so it is possible that we could do this again. However, the Art Hop schedule is booked for pretty much all of next year.

    Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for event notices about these special programs.