Bill pic from Foundation site

Every year Arts and Culture El Dorado presents the Normadene Carpenter Award, which recognizes extraordinary commitment to culture and creativity in our county. This year we are honoring Bill Roby and his commitment to the El Dorado County community.

As the Executive Director of El Dorado Community Foundation, Bill has worked tirelessly for over 15 years to bring support to individuals and organizations when they need it most, and last year, during the Caldor Fire, he went beyond the call of duty. He immediately gathered his staff and organized aid to anyone affected by this disaster, ensuring that the true meaning of “community” in the Foundation’s name rang true. This was in addition to his usual duties of assisting generous patrons make decisions about directing their support, building the Foundation’s grant programs, and developing targeted initiatives in South Lake Tahoe and on the Western Slope.

EXTENDED! New closing date: Sunday, May 29

Bad Apples: Skateboarding and the Misfit Culture of EDC is a wide-ranging exhibition featuring graphic design, painting, DIY repurposing, photography, and video installation – all recognizing the artistry in the act of skateboarding itself.

Lara Gularte is El Dorado County’s Poet Laureate for 2021-2023. This post, officially appointed by a conferring institution, is bestowed on a noted poet to honor his or her body of work, and to celebrate poetry as an art form.

A free workshop where veterans may find camaraderie and satisfaction through writing.




Artist Anton Nemeth at his ceramics bench

Pine needle basket by artist Nettie Fox

Poetry Out Loud contestant Michaela Yack

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