Traveling artist sets up easel in Vallejo – Vallejo Times

When Vallejo artist Jeff Snell travels he carries only a small backpack, and no concrete plans on where exactly he’ll stay or go.

He has brought that kind of willingness to take off and explore to Vallejo where he occupies a corner artist live/work spot in the downtown.

Plenty of artists have come and gone from downtown Vallejo, and Snell senses a change and hopes to become a part of it.

With the Temple Art Lofts project in the works in the old Masonic Lodge and other changes afoot, Snell said new life is emerging from vacant buildings and other areas.

The new Temple Art Lofts project at Marin and Virginia streets — kitty corner from Snelll’s studio — is a mixed-use development geared toward artists. It could open sometime in the new year.

Artists moving into downtown areas often are the catalyst for drawing other uses, said Central

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