COVID-19

UPDATE AS OF March 17, 2020 at 2:45 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMADOR COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL CLOSES, LAUNCHES ONLINE CREATIVE RESPITE PROGRAMS
Amador County Arts Council takes the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and will be closed to the public through March 31, 2020.
In order to further reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19, the Amador County Arts Council is announcing temporary, precautionary changes to our facilities and operations that will help to protect the public and our employees. Although facilities will be temporarily closed to the public, the Amador County Arts Council will continue to provide arts services to our community. Visit amadorarts.org for at-home art activities and resources for artists and arts organizations impacted by COVID-19. Also follow us on Facebook for Creative Respite activities daily. Our staff will be working remotely and we will do our best to maintain normal operations in a new, online platform. This is effective immediately and through at least March 31. This situation is evolving and we are in touch with County Public Health and the California Arts Council, a state agency. For questions and concerns, please contact the Executive Director, Meghan O’Keefe at meghan.amadorarts@gmail.com or 209-418-8769.”


A message from the Executive Director:

March 15, 2020
Dear Amador County,

I have been in touch with County Public Health Department and I am monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely.

The Amador County Arts Council is up and running and will remain a resource to you during this time of disaster and Social Distancing. We will be open on March 16 and 17 from 12-6pm. We will then be closed for Spring Break, as scheduled prior to the Social Distancing guidelines. We will return to regular public hours, as planned, on March 23, Monday through Friday from 12-6pm. We will remain open to the public, but we now have a 10-person occupancy limit.

All of our public events are canceled until the middle of April or when the guidelines have changed.  Social Distancing is of the utmost importance during this time and Amador County Arts Council is evolving our programs to keep you connected with your creative side.

Our March Board meeting will take place in a ZOOM room meeting so that all board members can remain at home. The public is always welcome to attend general board meetings, so if you would like to attend the March meeting, please request the ZOOM meeting link by emailing: amadorarts@gmail.com.

If you are out in public and need a few art supplies, we do have limited supplies that you may take home. We hope to be able to provide more at-home art supplies in the future. 

Amador County Arts Council encourages you to stay home and practice Social Distancing. Please take good care of your wellness during this isolating time and remember that the arts are a source for respite. Amador County Arts Council strives to provide you with creative respite. Please visit our facebook page regularly for ideas on creative activities to do from your home along with social media events in music, dance, poetry, and more. Let’s feel connected through the arts even though we are apart.

If you are a professional artist/artisan or arts organization of any type, help is here: Disaster Assistance Info

This situation is changing and we will change to meet further directions from the government.

Please know that Amador County Arts Council takes this situation very seriously while remaining committed to providing creative respite to all people in our community during times of disaster. I am always here to meet with anyone digitally. Please email me if you would like to schedule a digital meeting during Social Distancing. Contact me directly at: meghan.amadorarts@gmail.com or 209-418-8769.

“At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

Respectfully,

Meghan O’Keefe
Executive Director
Amador County Arts Council