Monday, December 11, 5:30 pm, Town Hall

Arts and Culture El Dorado and the City of Placerville are partnering on the development of a Public Art Master Plan. The Plan will contain policies and guidelines to inform decision-making on Public Art.

Public art can take many forms and can be temporary or permanent. It often interprets the history of the place and its people. Public art instills meaning—a greater sense of identity and understandings of where we live, work, and visit—creating memorable experiences for all.

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SENDING IT: Climbing El Dorado examines the unique and world-renowned climbing features perched along Hwy 50. The exhibition focuses on Lover's Leap, Phantom Spires, and Sugarloaf - three large granite outcroppings that attract climbers from around the globe. Taking a grass-roots curatorial approach, the exhibition combines community-sourced photographs with images from the personal archives of legendary climber Royal Robbins, along with maps, ephemera, oral histories and video presentations.


Showcasing a diverse range of themes, voices, and perspectives, The Big Read aims to inspire meaningful conversations, artistic responses, and new discoveries and connections in each community. El Dorado County will be participating in The Big Read by sharing in the experience of reading Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, by Roz Chast.

As part of The Big Read Arts and Culture El Dorado is partnering with the El Dorado County Library and will host programming events at each branch library in the county. Programming will include book talks, self-portrait workshops, a conversation exchange, oral history collecting, and film screenings.

Veterans' Voices Writing Workshop participants who contributed to this anthology came with a range of writing experience. Some had little to no experience with composition, some had professional writing experience, and others had a longstanding interest in writing or had works in progress. What they shared at the outset was having served the country in the military and an interest in developing their own writing skills.

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Veterans' Voices Writing Workshop is a free program where veterans may find camaraderie through the creative process.




Artist Anton Nemeth at his ceramics bench

Pine needle basket by artist Nettie Fox

Poetry Out Loud contestant Michaela Yack

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