Painter Loren Christofferson will be the subject of the newest exhibition presented by Arts and Culture El Dorado at the Confidence Firehouse Gallery. Dark Mountain, Deep Valley, is a series of monochromatic paintings and works on paper that dive into the artist's nebulous connection to Yosemite's remarkable landscape.

Artist Talk: Thursday, July 14, at 6 pm.

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Congratulations to the 2022 Young Artist Award recipients: 

  • Kelsi Havercroft, senior at Union Mine, Lanny Langston Award for Theatre
  • Dae Larkin, senior at Oak Ridge, and Liv Haugrud, a senior at Ponderosa, Joey Cattone Award for Visual Art
  • Alissa Thuesen, senior at Ponderosa, and Brooke Morgan, junior at Ponderosa, Richard H. Bush Award for Music
  • Chloe Gautschi, senior at El Dorado, Jane Van Camp Award for Nature-Inspired Art

To celebrate the inaugural year of this program, a reception for the families, students, and nominating teachers was held at Arts and Culture El Dorado’s Confidence Firehouse Gallery on Friday, April 22.

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Russ Reyes and Kilt & Cork, who will produce the Saureel Summer Nights Concert Series, the Motherlode Beer & Music Festival, and Oktoberfest.
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The Laureate Trail, which allows the public to join the El Dorado County Poet Laureate on a literary tour of the county, has started! All events are free and open to the public.

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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