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Dedicated to our mission…

to encourage, support, and promote The Arts in our schools and community.

Amador Arts Council is the designated Local Partner to the California Arts Council, a state agency. Established in 1982, Amador Arts Council is the 501(c)3 Local Arts Agency serving our rural community.

Amador Arts Council is located on traditional lands of Central Sierra Miwok, Plains Miwok, Nisenan, and Washoe in present-day Amador County, Northern California, USA.

Amador Arts Council is an anti-racist organizations with policies and programs to support our ongoing commitment to anti-racism and the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access for all people.

As the Local Arts Agency, we advanced rural freedom of expression by supporting rural arts education, providing free resources, and catalyzing access to arts experiences for all artists, arts students, arts teachers, arts organizations, and arts lovers.

We uplift our mission in the following ways:


      • Standard-aligned Arts Education for 100% of public elementary kids

      • Poetry Out Loud national high school recitation competition

      • Educational Arts Exhibits

      • Pony Farm non-profit artist residency project—supporting life-long, inter-generational arts education through urban-rural partnerships


      • Alliance for Arts Education, an “Arts NOW” advocacy coalition established in 2012

      • Suicide Prevention Coalition with Amador County Department of Behavioral Health, since 2019

      • Mental Health Advocacy with #OUT4Mental Health and Amador County Department of Behavioral Health, since 2019

      • Rural Advocates for Racial Equity, established in March 2020

      • Tobacco Reduction Coalition with Amador County Department of Public Health, Equality CA, and We Breathe since 2021


      • Directory & Calendar

      • FREE Grant application assistance for any type of arts/cultural grant (individuals & organizations)

      • Publicity and promotion, digital and print

      • Scholarships & Grants

      • Professional Development and career support, including assistance with contracts, insurance, and disaster aid for artists

Fundraisers—these funds directly support arts education in the public schools for rural youth

      • 24th annual TGIF FREE Summer Concerts in rural parks throughout Amador County

      • 25th annual Wine Fest in historic Sutter Creek

      • 3rd annual Cruisin’ the Lights winter light extravaganza

At Amador Arts Council, we believe that every human needs the enrichment of The Arts throughout all stages of life. Amador Arts Council is committed to keeping The Arts central to our rural community by connecting all kinds of artists, arts students, arts teachers, arts organizations, and arts lovers with the resources and support they need in order to learn about The Arts, grow their arts practices, and sustain thriving arts careers/organizations in our unique rural setting.


When you make a donation to Amador County Arts Council, you bring more
FREE arts classes to rural Amador County kids.

Tax deductible donations, EIN 94-2811333

Welcome to Wine Fest 2022!

Welcome to Wine Fest 2022!

Limited day-of tickets for $75 available in front of the Sutter Creek Auditorium starting at 12 noon.

Amador Sons Bring Home Modern Country Melodies

After performing at leading venues in Nashville and New York City, Lee and Luis Hurtado are bringing their sound back to Amador this summer as part of Amador Arts’ TGIF concert series. It started with a trumpet in Ione.  Then came a trombone in the middle school band, before a smattering of other brass instruments.  Yet nothing had a greater influence on Amadon Sons founders and Amador natives Lee and Luis Hurtado than the guitar. Their serendipitous introduction to the six-stringed...

Burger Art Experience in Amador City lead by Artist Greg Traverso

  A Fine Art Collection by Greg Traverso Amador City Presents Burgers At The End Of Nowhere... a Burger Art Experience! Amador City is a small town located inside of Amador County, which is home to artist Greg Traverso and his first ever burger art collection. Greg has a variety of graphic design experience that spans over 20 years. On April 2nd, 2022 he displayed his fine art collection of mixed media burger art in the close-knit, warm welcoming town. It was most definitely a vibe,...

The Cabaret Fundraiser & What’s to come!

What an event! If you missed our Cabaret fundraiser you definitely missed out. This fundraiser, in partnership with the Amador Senior Center, helped Amador Arts raise money for arts programs in Amador County.  Local Artists donated to the auction and raffle and a few lucky winners got to go home with beautiful art pieces.  Amador Arts events feature amazing creative people from all over Amador County. Amador Arts is here to showcase the artwork of local artists and creatives alike. Together,...

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