Thank You!

Special thanks to Julie Gilmore for being an active, hands-on, and visionary leader on the Arts Council of Placer County Board! We appreciate the three and a half years she served on the ACPC Board, and we are glad Julie will continue participating with our grants program. She continues her support of the arts as well through her donation program as a realtor. Thank you Julie for being a valuable member of the Arts Council of Placer County.

Big Day of Giving in Placer County

Big Day of Giving is an annual 24-hour giving event that unites caring people to raise funds for the nonprofits that strengthen El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties. The next Big Day of Giving is Thursday, May 4, 2023, you can make early gifts today! 

Visit and search for local organizations working on causes that matter most to you. Minimum gift is $15 and all major credit cards are accepted. In addition to giving, we encourage you to spread the word and encourage others to give! A great way to support the arts!

Champagne & Ceramics

May 4

Attend Champagne and Ceramics, an event at Blue Line Arts, Roseville. Celebrate with a glass of bubbly and a FREE art demonstration by exhibiting Off-Center artist, Freddy Santana.

This year we're celebrating our supporters with an exclusive Big Day Of Giving thank you for donating. With any gift made over $50, you can pick up a unique ceramic tea mug made by artist Akela Husdon (@akelahudson)

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Celebrate Arts Festival

May 6

Join Lincoln's 35th Annual Clay Day and Celebration of the Arts! A free, family-friendly all-day street festival with over 50 artisan vendors, live music, food trucks, kids zone, “Camp Clay” “have fun and get dirty”, scavenger hunt, Maker's Faire, strolling performing artists, and more!


Artisan Faire

May 6

At the Dutch Flat Community Center enjoy Paintings, Jewelry, Fabrics, and more!

For more info contact Laura: 916.778.8303

State Theatre News

In April, a portion of the ceiling in the Auburn State Theater collapsed. Fortunately, thanks to staff, there were no injuries. Shows and activities at this time are canceled. The almost 100 year old iconic theatre is now being scheduled for restoration. You can still enjoy the Cocktails & Cinema Street Party, that will go on as scheduled Saturday, June 3. Your ticket purchase to this 80's themed party will help support repairs.

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Cocktails & Cinema


Colla Voce Chamber Singers

May 7

A visual and auditory journey to the stars with memorable songs and Images of the Night Skies. Tickets include dessert!

Auburn Veteran Hall

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Mother's Day Flowers

May 10

Treat a mom you know to "May Flowers Paint 'n Sip" at Mt St Joseph's wine tasting room in

Granite Bay.

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Still Standing Guard

Film & Discussion Series

May 11

Of Civil Wrongs & Rights

The Fred Korematsu Story

May 17

Standing Guard Panel Discussion

Telling Our Stories

Both events 7-9pm at Del Pro High School Theater

Mother's Day

Art Tour

May 13 & 14

The free, annual Mother's Day Tour features fabulous artists throughout Auburn. Download the map and watch the video of participating artists:

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Colfax Craft Fair

May 13

It only happens once a year, so catch the Artists, Craftsmen, and Galleries that gather to exhibit and sell their wares.

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May Art Classes

Brush of Creativity Beginner Acrylic

Mondays May 1, 8, 15 & 22

Tuesdays May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30


Brush of Creativity

All About Mattisse

Every Friday in May

Ages 6+

See this class and more at:

Stay Creative Studios


Student Show

Enter by May 17! Student artists are invited to enter the Student Showcase Competition. Enter to win State Fair ribbons, boost your accolades, and get recognized as being among the Best of California! Open to any California residents 5-18 years old.

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in the PARK

Call to Artists

Only a few spaces remain for the May 27 festival!

Contact Mary Wyrsch:


Art Camps & Classes!

For details click on links below:

Patty Pieropan Dong

June 7-9 Acryllic on Canvas

June 12-16 Paper Mache & More

June 19-23 Drawing & Painting


Camps at Blue Line Arts

June 5-9 | 12-16 | 19-23

Ages Vary


North Tahoe Arts Camps

June 26-August 4

Six sessions

Kings Beach

North Tahoe Arts

Poetry Contest

Enter the Annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest. This year's theme is “The Five Ws Of Life: Who? What? Where? When? Why? . . . Discover The Answers Through Poetry.”

Enter before July 20.


Placer County

Arts & Culture

Meet artists, discover events, and programs in the Spring&Summer 2023 issue of Placer County Arts & Culture. Extended stories in this online edition:

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Arts Economic Study

This is the last month to Join the conversation-complete the AEP6 survey at your next arts event! This study will measure the economic impact of arts in Placer County, and contribute to this national research being lead by Americans for the Arts.

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Save the Dates

June 8 & 9


Alice in Wonderland & Don Quixote

presents a special performance at

Mondavi Center - Davis

June 10

Food Art & Music Festival


Meet Grant Recipient

Educator Melissa Whitney

ACPC Grant funds were used to facilitate sewing projects at the Colfax Elementary School’s Winter Club. The club ran from January-March 2023. With the grant, Melissa was able purchase supplies for this program and not have to buy everything "from her own personal funds," as teachers so often do!

"I want to thank ACPC for their support of the sewing class at Colfax Elementary School. The kids enjoyed the class immensely. I was surprised at how passionate they were about sewing! Hopefully I can offer other classes in the future—"


Sierra Ramsey

Arts Council of Placer County is delighted to welcome newest board member Sierra Ramsey! She brings a wealth of non-profit work experience to the team, and a passion for arts.

Sierra is also personally involved in the arts as a Teaching Artist at Sacramento Theatre Company, and teaches voice and piano at Tamraloo Studios in Lincoln.

Meet the Artist

David Karnes

Featured header artwork provided by David Karnes. Born and raised in Sacramento, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in Digital Art from California State University of Sacramento. Whether he’s at work or winding down at home in Lincoln, with his wife Marleyna and his Daughter Magnolia, he never stops creating. His work mostly consists of Pop Culture icon portraits that move him—whether it be for a laugh, or a storied character that cuts deeper than one would think.

View his graphic designs and other creative artworks:

David Karnes

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California Arts Council & Placer County

Celebrating 40 years of bringing more art to more people!

The Arts Council of Placer County promotes and advocates for all arts across Placer County to enrich and help develop the artistic culture of our region of Northern California and beyond. ACPC is committed to using the arts to drive racial equity and social justice.

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