Know Your Neighbor: Rosie Saldaña, Tieton Arts and Humanities Artistic Director | Explore Yakima

Read in Spanish.Artist Rosie Saldaña connects people through her work as artistic director at Tieton Arts and Humanities. Saldaña’s great-grandparents immigrated to the United States from Mexico seeking opportunities for their families. After graduating from East Valley High School, Saldaña received a BA in Visual Arts in 2017 from Heritage University. Saldaña works in acrylics, … Read more

Know Your Neighbor: Damon Wood, Musician and Yakima Business Owner | Explore Yakima

Damon Wood has been part of the community since the 1990s. Although not a permanent fixture, he keeps coming back, making friends with more of the downtown Yakima scene every time he sticks around. Originally from Stockton, California, Wood landed in Yakima in 1990 and stayed for seven years, playing drums for the band Stonefly. … Read more

Fazer Tenorio wants Yakima to understand that graffiti can be an art form | Explore Yakima

Art is subjective. No one’s definitions are the same. Ricky Tenorio does great wall art. Beyond graffiti letters, Fazer Tenorio – the name he goes by as a graffiti artist – creates art with flowers, birds and cartoon characters. His goal is to share his spray paint creations, build a collective for Yakima area graffiti … Read more

Music, food, sports, classic cars — there’s more to do this summer in the Yakima Valley | Explore Yakima

It’s the middle of July. Things are still heating up, but the back-to-school ads have already started popping up. Explore is here to remind you that there’s still a lot to do here, and even after school starts, summer won’t be over until September 22nd. Here are just a few things to do and see … Read more