Art from the Ashes: Seeds of Regrowth – opens October 12

ART from the ashes Seeds of Regrowth Exhibition features over 90 works of art created by California based artists predominately from Shasta County, group installations and collaborative projects from U-Prep and Enterprise High School students. All individual works incorporate materials reclaimed from fire-site locations or are inspired by imagery in the aftermath of the Carr Fire. By integrating these materials and imagery into the artistic process, these works symbolize resilience, renewal and embody the transformative power of art.

A fire science exhibit created by the United States Forest Service and California Fire Science Consortium for ART from the ashes will be curated within the artwork focusing on:
Fire Through Time, The Fire Cycle and Living With Fire.

Special event programming during the run of exhibition will include artist talks & demonstrations, panel discussions, community workshops, art walks, docent tours and live performances.

Proceeds from the sale of art and donations will support restoration efforts at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area with a focus on trails, trees and fuel load management.

ART from the ashes Seeds of Regrowth Art Exhibition & Community Program is generously supported by The McConnell Foundation’s Community Vitality Grant, Shasta Regional Community Foundation’s Community Disaster Relief Fund and community partners including Shasta County Arts Council, Shasta Living Streets and North State Symphony.

Visit for a full listing of contributing artists, event schedule and regular exhibition hours.

ART from the ashes Seeds of Regrowth Art Exhibition
October 12 – November 15
Cultural District Redding, CA
All locations are in walking distance of one another.

Old City Hall
1313 Market St.

Sherven Square
1348 Market St.

California Street Labs
1313 California St.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.


ART from the ashes (AFTA) is a California based 501 (c)(3) non-profit whose mission supports communities affected by wildfire through the cathartic power of art. AFTA’s work focuses on the intersection of art, community and ecology as part of the long-term recovery plan. Within the framework of AFTA’s arts programming we aim to invite conversation and foster awareness about California’s ecology, climate challenges and how we can adapt and evolve to become fire resilient. AFTA’s programming includes public art installations, art exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations, artist salons, and panel discussions and is made possible by contributing artists, volunteers, sponsors, grants and donations.

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area was established on November 8, 1965 “…to provide…,for the public outdoor recreation use and enjoyment of the Whiskeytown reservoir and surrounding lands…by present and future generations and the conservation of scenic, scientific, historic and other values contributing to public enjoyment of such land and waters…” Whiskeytown National Recreation Area provides an exceptionally wide variety of experiences for a diverse group of users. This occurs on the lake, beaches, and in the backcountry, and includes boating, swimming, camping, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and gold panning. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is a unit of the Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area. The U.S. Forest Service manages the Shasta and Trinity units and the National Park
Service manages the Whiskeytown unit.