Monday, June 15, 2020

AmadorArts Moves to Senior Center on July 1

Effective July 1, the Amador County Arts Council (“AmadorArts”) will operate from inside the Amador Senior Center in Jackson. The move marks a growing collaborative relationship between the two longtime non-profits and will provide more space for community events, programs, and lifelong arts learning.

When AmadorArts moved to the Mother Lode Plaza in 2018, the space seemed huge as programs, events and classes continued to grow. By late winter 2020, AmadorArts had outgrown the space with open mics, exhibits, receptions, classes, open studio space, music recitals and staff offices.

Furthermore, 90% of AmadorArts donors and patrons are seniors. Executive Director Meghan O’Keefe stated, “This move creates better access to the arts for all seniors in Amador County. By collaborating with Amador Senior Center, we can better serve our seniors while also sustaining our promise to provide arts education to the public schools and throughout the community.”

The Amador Senior Center and new location of Amador County Arts Council is 229 New York Ranch Road in Jackson, CA. The facility has ample room for its many valued on-going activities for all ages and can accommodate more. The many benefits of this partnership include new opportunities for:

1.   Arts education, events, murals, and more.

2.   State, Federal and Corporate Arts Grants.

3.   Deeper relationships with cultural arts organizations like the Amador County Artists Association, the Claim-Jumpers Square Dance Club, and others.

The State and County directives regarding public re-opening will dictate the activities allowed, but as of July 1, AmadorArts will keep the new space open Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

If more information is needed, phone Executive Director Meghan O’Keefe at 209-418-8769. O’Keefe is always available and willing to meet online or in-distant-person. Please support lifelong arts learning, especially in the public schools, becoming a donor today.

Visit www.amadorarts.org  This activity is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.


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