Switchboard Gallery

Arts and Culture El Dorado's gallery has a new home and a new name – the Switchboard Gallery. We have moved our administrative offices and gallery to 525 Main Street.

The name Switchboard Gallery is an homage to the building's original purpose as the Pacific Telephone Company building.

Location and Hours

Switchboard Gallery
525 Main Street
Placerville, CA

Monday - Friday: 11 am - 4 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm

Currently at Switchboard Gallery

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Arts and Culture El Dorado is partnering with the Sacramento Office of Arts and Culture on the California Creative Corps. ForestSong, a CCC project from local artist Andie Thrams; was created as a response to recent devastating wildfires in the region. ForestSong is a collaborative art project that investigates grief, beauty, and interconnection, shares images and science, invokes the sacred while bearing witness to the effects of natural disasters, and invites action to preserve, protect, and celebrate our natural wonders. ForestSong opened July 11 and runs through August 11, 2024.

Specters on Glass

In collaboration with the El Dorado County Historical Museum and the Placerville News Company, this exhibition features portraits taken at a photography studio on Main Street Placerville in the early 20th century. The collection is a broad sampling of local citizenry captured on glass dry plate negatives, and sits firmly at the intersection of histories of place and histories of technology.

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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 10 to November 3, 2024.

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