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By Outreach Coordinator Cilladean Hopkins

Amador County Arts Council returns home to the Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School, located in the heart of Sutter Creek, right next to the Sutter Creek Elementary lower campus. Our new hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12 to 1 PM. The office is located on the second floor through the rear entrance and has plenty of parking. The phone number for Amador County Arts Council will remain the same and can receive both calls and text messages at (209)256-8166. The mailing address will remain PO Box 206, Sutter Creek CA 95685.

This move makes the Amador County Arts Council more centrally located in order to better support after school programming and business partnerships throughout Amador County. The move also amplifies our commitment to all types of arts and culture including local history and historic buildings. In partnership with Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation, this move allows both the historic site and the Grammar School Museum to be open to the public more often. “We are honored to partner with the City of Sutter Creek and the Community Benefit Foundation to uplift the arts and cultures of Sutter Creek and the Miwok Lands we call Amador County, CA,” says Alyssa Vargas, President of the Amador County Arts Council. Additionally, the move provides increased space for our eleven employees who work in the office and teach arts education throughout the county.

In 2020, the Amador County Arts Council moved into the Amador Senior Center as a means to survive the COVID-19 Pandemic. “We are so grateful for our ongoing collaboration with the Amador Senior Center staff and patrons,” explains Deja Douglas, Administrative Coordinator for Amador County Arts Council. The partnership between the two agencies will continue even though they will no longer share a location. The Amador County Arts Council operated from the Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School in the 1980s and 1990s, so this move is truly a homecoming.
Established in 1982, the Amador County Arts Council is a 501c3 non-profit organization devoted to advancing rural creative expression throughout Amador County. The Amador County Arts Council is the designated Local Arts Agency and State-Local Partner to the state of California and the California Arts Council, a state agency. Amador County Arts Council acts as a catalyst to sustain a culture of lifelong arts learning by providing hundreds of free art classes and professional support to rural creatives aged 0 to 26. Our services include intercultural advocacy, free online arts directory & calendar, and free grant-writing assistance for local artists and arts organizations. Find out more at amadorarts.org, email info@amadorarts.org, or text/call (209)256-8166.

Tips to get to Amador Arts:

  • Turn onto Randolph St. from Main St.

  • Turn left onto Fullen St., and continue up the hill to the right and into the parking lot.

  • Sutter Creek Grammar School is at the back, North side of the parking lot. Historic Site #456.

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