In January of 1963, plans were made to organize a creative arts group in Vacaville. In May of 1963, the Vacaville Art League became a reality with over 100 people attending the first meeting and planning workshops. However, there was no still no facility to meet in or display artwork.
While searching for gallery space, the Board learned the City of Vacaville had purchased the circa 1880 Segura home on Monte Vista Avenue with plans to demolish the home. In May of 1965, the City agreed to lease the building to the Vacaville Art League, but the old Victorian home needed much work. Members were quick to roll up their sleeves; fundraising projects generated money for materials; local businesses donated supplies; and community members and organizations contributed time and additional resources.
On March 16, 1968, the Vacaville Art League opened its doors to artists and the community at large! Since its humble beginnings, thousands of artists and guests have walked through those doors. The City now has a place to show quality art to visiting dignitaries and to provide a place for the public to participate in the visual arts. The Gallery board, staff and volunteers continually strive to provide opportunities for artists to participate in events and encourage the public to view and experience a diverse selection of quality artwork created by local artists.