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About UsPlumas Arts (formerly know as the Plumas County Arts Commission) was established in 1981 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, private public benefit corporation that serves as the local arts planning and programming agency for Plumas County. Since its inception, Plumas Arts has been authorized by the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to serve as the Plumas County representative to the California Arts Council's State-Local Partnership Program ranking consistently as one of California's model local arts agencies.
Our Mission Statement:
Plumas Arts cultivates a community in which the arts flourish
Statement of Goals
To introduce, promote and support the arts
To cultivate a cultural awareness that enriches quality of life
To enhance & provide opportunities for artistic development & excellence
To present the arts as a vital economic and tourism industry resource
Plumas Arts' Program & Project Descriptions:
plumasarts.org provides you with the most current press releases and information about the cultural activities of Plumas arts, as well as a calendar of upcoming events, artists and cultural resources as well as information about Plumas Art programs.
Plumas County Arts & Events Calendar captures a cohesive vision of all activities taking place in the county. This print calendar is mailed directly to members of Plumas Arts and chambers of commerce, media contacts, community agencies, and it is available at the offices of our advertisers and county libraries. Any cultural event, sponsored by a Plumas member, which is open to the public is included in the quarterly printed calendar. All events that have been reported to us are listed on the web version of the events calendar.
Plumas Arts Quarterly Newsletter, mailed with the Arts & Events Calendar, features articles and information about cultural programs, events and opportunities.
MANAGEMENT OF THE TOWN HALL THEATRE
Plumas Arts manages the Town Hall Theatre business which provides the local community with a single screen feature film movie house as well as a professional quality venue for live productions from visiting and local artists and community groups.
PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTATIONS
Town Hall Theatre Artist Series brings internationally renowned artists to local audiences.
"Words & Music" originated at Morning Thunder Cafe in Quincy. This monthly poetry and acoustic music series with an open mike section also takes place in Chester. Over the last decade venues have also served as hosts to Words in& Music in Portola, Greenville and Crescent Mills.
The Portola Park City Lights Summer Concert Series is coordinated by Eastern Plumas Chamber and the City of Portola with the support of Plumas Arts.
CULTURAL FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Lake Almanor Art Show, the first weekend in August, Plumas County's highest quality, and most beautiful exhibitions of fine arts and crafts, is one of Northern California's most respected exhibitions of fine arts and crafts has been part of the local cultural scene since 1969. Plumas Arts has managed the show since 1983.
Mountain Harvest Festival, the second weekend in October, is a community festival that hosts an impressive collection of micro breweries from throughout the Western US and music set amid the glorious colors of a High Sierra Fall.
Plumas Arts provides support to two of Plumas County's most significant summertime events, the Solar Cook Off in Taylorsville, the weekend after 4th of July, and the High Sierra Music Festival at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds over the 4th of July weekend.
ART EDUCATION PROGRAMS, operational since 1986, make hands on artist workshops available in every K-6 classroom in the county.
Our Arts Education programs have been supported by: school site councils and PTAs, the Plumas County Office of Education and Plumas Unified School District, and a three year cycle of California Arts Council Local Arts Education Partnership Grants.
In 1999 the effort was one of only 15 programs to be funded statewide by the State Office of Education ART WORKS Visual & Performing Arts Program. At the turn of the millennium PCAC Art Education programs were selected as one of only 35 recipients statewide, and one of only 4 in Northern California to be determined as a California Arts Council Arts in Education Demonstration Site.
School Assembly Programs are offered to county schools often in conjunction with Plumas Arts' performing arts presentations.
PLUMAS ARTS GALLERY, 372 Main Street, Quincy provides an exciting showcase for the fine work of regional artists. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 10 AM to 4PM and Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM with a changing schedule of exhibitions, opening receptions and arts workshops.
Plumas Arts also coordinates Rotating Art Displays in the Plumas County Courthouse, Morning Thunder Cafe and a variety of other locations.
From 1981 to 2003 the California Arts Council provided significant funding to the organization for operating and programming support. Since the state budget cuts of nearly 99% of the funding to that agency, Plumas Arts has had to endure without the benefit of state funding
Art Program Revenue since the loss of stage grant funding it has been more imperative that Plumas Art administers cost effective programs.
Fundraising Events & Activities are an essential part of this organizations viability.
Membership now numbers 525 individual, family, business and organizations that represent 10% of the total county population, making us the largest membership-based organization in our area. Benefits of Membership include direct mailings of the Plumas Arts Newsletter and the Arts & Events Calendar, discounts on performing arts tickets, arts workshops & event booths. All donations to Plumas Arts are tax deductible.
County of Plumas provides an annual allocation for operating support.
Board of Directors represents communities, art forms and cultural groups; from businesses, agencies and individuals - all of our membership constituents.
Roxanne Valladao, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Steidel, Arts Education Coordinator email@example.com
Lori Davis, Gallery Manager/Events Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Cary Walters, Publications Coordinator email@example.com
Coral Rudholm, Clerical Support
Plumas Arts Administrative Offices are located at 372 Main Street housed within the Plumas County Art Gallery.
PLUMAS ARTS DIVERSITY POLICY
Plumas Arts seeks to enhance the quality of life through art and culture for all citizens in the Plumas County area. Its ability to achieve this mission and can best be pursued with a governing body, work force, donors, artists, and partners that include individuals of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and perspectives.
Plumas Arts believes that diversity encompasses, but is not limited to, ethnicity, race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic circumstance, physical and mental abilities and characteristics, and philosophy.
Plumas Arts respects and celebrates diversity that contributes and is essential to a healthy cultural community, and commits its resources in ways that signal to groups with diverse cultures, philosophies and experiences that they are welcome partners and participants in its efforts.
Governance and Administration
Plumas Arts is committed to fostering an organization that respects and appreciates diversity in its many forms as defined above. To that end Plumas Arts will:
a). Work to seek community leaders who will bring diversity and varying points of view and life experiences to the board;
b). Hire staff and artists that reflect the diversity of the community and California at large;
c). Strive to select product and service vendors committed to promoting a diverse workplace.
d). Strive to provide equal artistic and cultural opportunities and experiences to all Plumas County residents;
e). It will strive to provide activities, events, performances, exhibits and so forth that present and celebrate the broad diversity of the artistic and cultural world.
Plumas Arts values organizations within our community that are committed to promoting diversity. It will seek partners that incorporate diversity into their missions and strive to encourage diverse governance boards, partner organizations and served constituencies wherever practicable. Toward this end, it will seek to assure that its activities reflect and promote the diversity of the community.
Plumas Arts believes that its value and effectiveness are enhanced when individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives are engaged throughout its organization and activities. It believes that a more diverse community, and one that reaches out to all, will result in richer and more responsive cultural experiences for the community.
Reaffirmed and formally adopted by a unanimous vote at the 12/2/2006 Annual Board Retreat