About the FSVAA
The Fairfield Visual Arts association is a non-profit organization of visual artists and friends of the arts working in collaboration with the community to promote artistic creativity, education and expression.
The Fairfield-Suisun City Visual Arts Association was established in 1944 by a group of local artists in Fairfield, California. The registered name was the Fairfield Visual Arts Association.
In 2002, we were designated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization officially named the
Fairfield Visual Arts Association (FVAA) and in 2015, because of their great support,
the Association added Suisun City to its name. We currently operate as the
Fairfield-Suisun City Visual Arts Association (FSVAA).
In 2008, the Solano Town Center offered the FSVAA empty store fronts and
the Mall courtyard for its annual Juried Art Shows.
In 2014, the Solano Town Center provided the FSVAA an empty store as a permanent Gallery.
In 2009, the FSVAA opened the Lawler House Gallery on Main Street in Suisun City.
Thirty members participated in shows for over 10 years. The Gallery was closed in March 2019.
The Lawler House Gift Shop was moved to the Solano Town Center Gallery in June of 2019.
The Solano Town Gallery and the Solano Town Center Gift Shop are located in the
Solano Town Center, 1350 Travis Blvd, Fairfield, CA,
on the second floor outside of Macy’s, next to the ATT Store.
In August 2021, the FSVAA opened the Village 360 Gallery at 4949 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield, CA. This Gallery allows FSVAA members in good standing to exhibit their art for sale and the artwork changes every six weeks. The Village 360 Gallery is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays. The Gallery is also open during special events at the Village 360 facility.
As a Member-in-Good Standing, members are eligible to participate in shows at the
Solano Town Center Gallery and the Village 360 Gallery. Members will also receive booth discounts at FSVAA Events and participate in the Solano Town Center Gallery Gift Shop.
To become a Member-in-Good-Standing, artists are required to volunteer (docent) at the
Solano Town Center Gallery, one shift (3.5 hours) per month. If a member decides to participate in The Village 360 Gallery, they are required to volunteer one shift per month there also.
The FSVAA will process all art sales for members at both Galleries and the Gift Shop.
The FSVAA will collect and pay all sales tax on these sales. The FSVAA will charge
a 30% Commission on all sales at the Solano Town Center Gallery and
a 10% Commission on all sales at the Village 360 Gallery.
The FSVAA sponsors the annual FSVAA Student Art Show (which is open to all Solano County High School Students), the annual FSVAA Children’s Art Show (which is open to all
Fairfield-Suisun City 1st thru 8th grades), art classes, art auctions,
fundraisers for other non-profits, and annual art events.
The FSVAA supports the Community as our Community supports our Association.
Art on the Vine is an annual event that hosts local art, wine tasting, food trucks,
live music, bocce ball, and fun for the entire family. This event began in 1998, has grown from a few local artists that opened their studios to the public in the Suisun Valley to over
30 local artists from Central California. Money raised from the event supports our annual
Juried Art Show and the Student Art Show, where the FSVAA enjoys giving back
to local and future artists.
The FSVAA began to offer other events to its members in 2021, such as The Crush during the wine harvest season in September, and Black Friday, a three-day Arts & Crafts Festival.
In 2022 the FSVAA started the 1st Annual Spring Forward Art & Demo Days, which is
a weekend of art with interactive art demonstrations.
For over a half century, the uniqueness and power of the FSVAA comes from the diversity
of its members — working in many unique styles and many different mediums.
What binds us together is that we are all on a mission to create art
we can share with the Community. The FSVAA enjoys the enthusiastic support of
both the City of Fairfield and Suisun City, as well as many local businesses who, throughout
the year, sponsor various programs and endeavors to bring visual art to the Community.
It is the Members’ enthusiastic participation that ensures we grow and
continue to be relevant in the art community.
Solano Town Center Gallery
Solano Town Center Gift Shop
1350 Travis Blvd
2nd Floor, Suite D8
Fairfield, CA 94533
The Gallery and Gift Shop are located on the second floor adjacent to AT&T Store
near the Edwards Stadium 16 Theater.