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Celebrate Youth Art At The Annual Amador Arts Student Art Show

By Outreach Coordinator Cilladean HopkinsThe Amador County Arts Council (Amador Arts) invites you to celebrate arts education at the 11th annual Student Art Show. Featuring art from TK-6th grade students, this show is a wonderful display of the Amador Arts curriculum...

Get in on Arts and Culture This March!

  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...

Madison Noelle Wins Amador 2024 Poetry Out Loud

The Amador County Arts Council (Amador Arts) congratulates the 2024 Poetry Out Loud (POL) participants from Amador and Argonaut High schools and from Jackson Junior High. Congratulations to the winner, Madison Noelle of Amador High School, who now moves on to the...

Spotlight on Board Member and Artist Katharine T. Jacobs

Her biggest dream for Amador is to have a community arts center that will provide youth spaces, monthly arts shows featuring both local and outside artists, and arts classes for all. Katharine says, “Art is important no matter how old you are.”


Nominate your favorite bands today! The community has the power to decide what musicians perform this summer. Is there a band that you love but you always miss their shows? Or maybe your favorite band is out of your price range. If you nominate them for consideration for TGIF 2024, you have the opportunity to see them in your backyard.

Safe Space Grant winner Aziel Sandman Supportive Funding Grant Project

Safe Space Grant winner Aziel Sandman (He/Him) spoke with staff member Cilladean about the grant he recently received from Amador County Arts Council (Amador Arts), the Supportive Funding Grant. This grant program has been in existence since 2012.

Aziel is a Sophomore at Argonaut High School and has been creating art since he was three years old. He is a visual artist that likes to create in the digital medium and enjoys writing short stories and novels. Thanks to the support and introduction to Amador Arts from his aunt and mom, Aziel learned about the grant opportunities the State Local Partner for Amador County provides for local artists and organizations. Aziel has been awarded the Safe Space Grant which is for projects that encourage, promote, and support rural 2SLGBTQAI+ lives.


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. 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.


November 15, 2023 (Sutter Creek, Ca)— The Amador County Arts Council was featured in Comstock’s Magazine on October 27th . Comstock’s Magazine is a premier business publication for Sacramento and the surrounding nine counties. Describing themselves as “intriguing, insightful and inquisitive,” Comstock’s publishes both online and in print. They aim to “take an analytical look at the movers, shakers and forces shaping our economic landscape of today and tomorrow.” Featuring a variety of topics from Arts and Culture to Technology and Innovation, there is something for all readers to enjoy, similar to the Amador County Arts Council and their cutting edge approach to arts council work.

Margaret Lewis Find Your Voice workshop Interview

Amador County Poet Laureate Margaret Lewis spoke with staff member Cilladean about the Find Your Voice Poetry Workshops as they come to an end. Over the past six weeks Margaret has been working with local High School students in their poetry journey focusing on elements of self reflection, found poems, foundational vocab, and Poetry Out Loud Competition preparation. Margaret says her favorite parts of the workshops was…

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