ARTS ARE GOLD IN EL DORADO COUNTY
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Downtown Placerville Cultural District
You may have heard about the proposed new uses for four historic Buildings on Main Street in downtown Placerville. These include Confidence Hall and Emigrant Jane (also known as “Ketchup and Mustard”), the Old Post Office, and the small annex building next door.
Cultural District Project in Placerville is Awarded a National Grant
Arts and Culture El Dorado, in partnership with the City of Placerville, has been awarded a $100,000 Our Town grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. The grant was announced in May by the NEA, and will support community workshops and architectural designs for the proposed adaptive reuse of four iconic buildings on Main Street in Placerville.
“These awards made to organizations across the United States are a testament to the artistic richness and diversity in our country,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Organizations such as Arts and Culture El Dorado are giving people in their community the opportunity to learn, create, and be inspired.”
The proposed elements of the Cultural District include gallery and performance space, an arts “flex” space, offices for Arts and Culture El Dorado, artist studio apartments, a cultural community center, and a unique arts/agriculture building.
To learn more about the Arts and Culture El Dorado’s proposal for a Cultural District in historic downtown Placerville, click here.
Gallery open Thursday-Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Artist Anton Nemeth at his ceramics bench
Pine needle basket by artist Nettie Fox
Poetry Out Loud contestant Michaela Yack
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