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Amador County Giving Tuesday

By Outreach Coordinator Cilladean Hopkins

The Amador County Arts Council (Amador Arts) will be participating again in Giving Tuesday and invites you to make a donation to support arts education and free concerts. The Giving Tuesday organization says “GivingTuesday is a movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity around the world.” Since 2012, this online movement has helped donors give directly to their community and in 2022 raised $3.1 billion in the United States alone. Giving Tuesday will be happening on November 28th. Donations can be made on our website or through our social media @amadorarts on Instagram and Facebook, through the mail to P.O. Box 206 Sutter Creek, CA 95685, or in-person at the Give Amador Reception from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM at 11361 Prospect Dr, Jackson, Ca 95642.

Donating to Amador Arts means supporting all artists in Amador County. Amador Arts provides free art classes and competitions for the community including Music for Kids 5 and under, Aztec Dance Classes, and Logo and Original Poem competitions for students. Your money goes directly to providing more than 1800 local kids with free standard-aligned arts classes which amounts to over 200 classes per year. Amador Arts also provides at least $10,000 in annual grants to local artists/organizations and scholarships for local youth creatives. Making a donation to Amador Arts this Giving Tuesday means 1500 families will have access to FREE live music this summer. Your direct support means that Amador Arts can continue to employ 11 local artists to provide our programs and services.

DeDe Ryan, past board president and philanthropic expert, says “Without the support of donors like you, any non-profit will flounder. Your donation to Amador Arts goes toward making arts education possible for all students in Amador County. Thank you for your support.” If you would like more information about Giving Tuesday and the work that the Amador Arts does please visit ,email, or text/call (209)256-8166.

Established in 1982, the Amador County Arts Council is a 501c3 non-profit organization devoted to advancing rural creative expression throughout Amador County, in Central Sierra Miwok Lands. 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 and to the local creative economy at-large. 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, email, or text/call (209)256-8166.

Caption: Donations made to Amador Arts go directly to our TK-6 grade in school arts education programming, scholarships for Amador County High school students, produce our FREE summer concert series, and much much more!

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