Youth Art Month

In honor of National Youth Art Month, Arts and Culture El Doradois excited to launch our first annual Youth Arts Exhibition, showcasingartworks created by El Dorado County youth, grades 9-12. In Spring of 2024, El Dorado High School students took over Switchboard Gallery, curating a show of their own works. Successive years will feature artworks…

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SENDING IT: Climbing El Dorado

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…

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Sugar Skull Art Walk: Honoring Our Ancestors

The Sugar Skull Art Walk is a community project that engages local artist-designers in creating Day of the Dead “ofrendas” on Main Street. The goal of this project is to help unify communities through art, music, and the shared human experience of loss. The ofrendas are on view in Switchboard Gallery from October 15 to…

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Details + Materials: Works by Claudine Granthem

Details + Materials: Works by Claudine Granthem honored the work of long-time El Dorado County resident Claudine Granthem. With a strong oeuvre that consists of painting, wood and metal sculpture, and drawings, Granthem’s work is at once architectural and deeply human. Her use of materials is lavish in its embrace; she doesn’t attempt to transform or…

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Fire/Land: The Exhibition

FIRE/LAND: The Exhibition was an installation of Ameera Godwin’s digital prints and video, representing the artist’s creative journey into local forest lands in response to wildfire and climate grief, vulnerability, and responsibility.   Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6 – 8 pm Artist Talk: Thursday, July 13, starting at 6 pm Author Talk: Wednesday, July…

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Antepasados: Those Unseen

This exhibition, which was the first in Arts and Culture El Dorado’s new gallery space, featured the original prints of Sigrid Benson and sculptural works of Marisa Sayago. Antepasados: Those Unseen examined the complexity of human relationships, kinship, and the invisible presence of those who have come before us. Opening Reception: Friday, May 5, from…

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Dark Mountain, Deep Valley: New Works by Loren Christofferson 

Painter Loren Christofferson was the subject of this exhibition presented by Arts and Culture El Dorado at the Confidence Firehouse Gallery. Dark Mountain, Deep Valley, was a series of monochromatic paintings and works on paper that dive into the artist’s nebulous connection to Yosemite’s remarkable landscape. The exhibition, which evolved from a collaboration with the…

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Bad Apples – Skateboarding and the Misfit Culture of EDC

From fashion, to street art, to the Olympic Games – skateboarding is a fixture in pop culture worldwide. But at its core, it remains a fast-paced, gritty, DIY, risk-laden sport with its roots in rebellion. Arts and Culture El Dorado teamed up with Motherlode Board Supply Co. and artist Nate Reifke to create a visual…

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