Call (530) 295-3496 or email us.
459 Main Street, Placerville, CA
Hours: Tues–Sat, 10:30a–5:30p
Who We Are
El Dorado Arts Council is a non-profit organization that enriches and educates the community in all the arts. We support the cultural and economic development of El Dorado County by advocating and creating the highest quality artistic opportunities for visitors and residents, including the children of our county.
Monies raised through fundraising events, memberships and donations help us fund such worthwhile projects and programs as:
- Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation contest through which high school students progress from classroom competitions to high school finals, then county and state competitions, leading up to the national competition in Washington D.C.
- Placerville’s first Community Mural. The initial display site is alongside the old Herrick building on Main Street in downtown Placerville.
- El Dorado County’s first Arts Census. Local visual artists, musicians, authors, poets and businesses were surveyed to collect data on the economic footprint of the arts in our communities.
- Grants to support the visual, performing and literary arts, such as those given to Bringing Arts to Schools in South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado High School’s Studio 81, Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp, and Poetry Out Loud.
We also promote local artists by providing opportunities that allow them to further their careers — whether that is through our sponsored/hosted events and programs — or holding training sessions for artists on how to promote their businesses through social networking — or through the many opportunities that cross our desk due to the “clearinghouse of information” that is gathered and shared because of our “umbrella organization” status.
Please consider becoming a member today — your generous support enables El Dorado Arts Council to fulfill our mission of nurturing “More Arts in More Places” in El Dorado County.
Play the video below for highlights of EDAC’s artistic and economic contributions to the community in 2012. If you’ve attended one of our events, see if you can spot yourself or your friends in the video!