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Local Partner to the California Arts Council

Serving Buena Vista Me-Wuk, Ione Miwok, and Jackson Miwuk lands

Madison Noelle

Congratulations to the winner of the 2024 Amador Poetry Out Loud Championship!

On January 28th, Madison Noelle, a junior at Amador High won the Amador Championship with her recitations:

Golden Hour by Kimberly Casey and

Altered, After Too Many Years Under the Mask by CAConrad.

As the winner, Madison receives a series of Poetry Out Loud workshops taught by Teaching Artist, Meghan Joy “mojo” O’Keefe with support from Amador-celebrity and long-time Teaching Artist, Giles Turner, a retired credentialed teacher (please see the image below). According to O’Keefe, “Madison is investing so much time and energy into high-level text analysis, vocalization, and emotional connection. It is an honor to collaborate with such a vibrant and committed young creative.”

You can support Madison at the State Championship by joining us virtually on March 18th. The competition begins at 8 AM and the streaming links will be posted to the California Arts Council social media accounts and at the

CA Poetry Out Loud website.

The Amador Poetry Out Loud program was launched in 2016 and is available to all high school students in Amador County. Find out more on our Poetry Out Loud page here.

Student Directed Opportunities!

🎨Join Amador Arts every Tuesday from 3 to 5 PM🎨

Free creative space for youth aged 15 to 17.

Click here for the Registration Form.

Students are encouraged to unleash their artistic voices, utilize free art supplies, and engage in meaningful conversations. Student-Directed Opportunities welcome youth into the creative workforce and allow them a leadership role in shaping the future arts + cultural workforce of our robust community.

Come share your creativity and passion with us! 

For more information about STUDIO, click here to visit our website.

FREE TGIF SUMMER CONCERTS

TGIF FREE SUMMER CONCERTS kick off on June 14th!

Get ready to groove under the summer sun!

Bring your dancin’ shoes, artsy vibes, and tasty picnics.

Due to growing production costs and declining donations, the Amador County Arts Council cannot sustain the program as previously produced.

Many thanks for our partnership with the Amador County Recreation Agency.

Get ready for a fabulous season of live music in beautiful Pioneer, CA. Bring your picnics, enjoy free arts activities, snack shack options, and the best bands in Amador County.

YOU nominated the bands and WE hired your favorites!

If you would like to partner with Amador County Arts Council to produce free live music in your community, contact us for collaboration options.

(209) 256-8166 or info@amadorarts.org

The annual Student Art Show is produced in partnership with the Amador County Unified School District and features work by rural creatives in grades TK through 6th at 100% of the public school sites in Amador County. These students receive 1 to 2 classes per year from Teaching Artists hired by the Amador County Arts Council to bring standard-based visual and poetic arts.

Public receptions will take place on May 1st and 8th from 5 to 7 PM.

LOCATION: Amador County Unified School District Office, 217 Rex Ave. Jackson

The show runs from April 22 to May 17, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Reach out for assistance at info@amadorarts.org or (209) 256-8166.

Students in TK-6th grades love to see their art exhibited at the annual Student Art Show, produced by the Amador County Arts Council since 2013 in partnership with the school district.

Check out what we did in 2023 thanks to DONORS LIKE YOU!

Make A Positive ARTS + CULTURE Impact

As our community’s needs evolve, we remain committed to advancing rural arts + culture.

Your gift makes it all possible.

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT OUR WORK

ART Supplies Sale for Arts Education!

Are you in need of art supplies to fuel your creative endeavors? Look no further! The Amador County Arts Council is hosting a sale where you can name your price for a variety of artistic materials. Plus, your purchases directly support artists in our local schools!

🖌️ Name Your Price: Choose what you’re comfortable paying and get the supplies you need.

👩‍🎨 Youth Artists: If you’re a budding young artist, rejoice! Art supplies are absolutely FREE for you!!!

📅 Schedule Your Visit: Call to schedule an appointment to explore our range of supplies. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

info@amadorarts.org, (209) 256-8166

Check Out The Calendar For More!

🎨📅 Dive into a world of art + culture with us! 🌟 Check out the Amador Arts event calendar by clicking the image above for a month bursting with exciting arts + cultural opportunities for everyone to enjoy.

Don’t miss out—mark your calendars and let the adventure begin!

Click the calendar icon to start adding your own events!

Click the image above to sign up for monthly donations. It only takes a few minutes!

Board Members lead fundraisers and develop grants for local artists & organizations.

Click the image above to learn about our bi-monthly meetings and get involved.

For more information email info@amadorarts.org or call/text (209) 256-8166.

Click the image above to register for this informative series.

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This activity is supported in-part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, arts.ca.gov.

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