Concerts came to the shut-in home quarantining residents of Buellton on Wednesday, as walking musicians performed in the city’s “Bach & Bluegrass Stroll.”
Two professional-level Solvang Conservatory students, Kaitlyn Greenwood on violin and Luke Hemming on guitar, entertained people out for exercise, the homebound who could hear from inside and workers at Jonata School who came out to listen to the instrumental performances.
The city of Buellton launched the arts and culture program in an effort to brighten the spirits of those sheltering in place due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Solvang's Fourth of July Fireworks Show and Festival has been canceled this year, according to the Rotary Club of the Santa Ynez Valley, which each year since 1995 has sponsored the all-day-event at Old Mission Santa Inés.
After longing for crayons that represented all skin colors so children could more accurately draw themselves, local elementary student Madison Wilson discovered that in July Crayola would be debuting "skin tone" shades—like Deepest Almond, Medium Golden, and Light Rose—called Colors of the World.