PLUMAS ARTS (also known as the Plumas County Arts Commission) was established in 1981 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, private public benefit corporation. Since its inception, Plumas Arts has been authorized by the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to serve as Plumas County’s arts planning and programming agency for the California Arts Council's (CAC) State-Local Partnership Program (SLPP). In this state program Plumas Arts has consistently ranked in a model status among all the 53 California counties represented.
WE ARE MISSION BASED…
"Plumas Arts cultivates communities in which arts & culture flourish."
- Cultivate showcases of arts & culture that enrich quality of life for the residents of, and visitors to, Plumas County
- Enhance & provide opportunities for artistic development & excellence for artists, potential artists and audiences of all ages
- Advocate for, and educate about, the value of The Arts
- Sustain a strong and vibrant organization
- Present the arts as a vital economic and tourism industry resource
Since our inception on March of 1981 our diligent groundwork has opened doors for numerous culture-related
and upscale businesses as well as organizations, events producers and other cultural affiliations to take root in fertile soil.
Plumas Arts is without a doubt the cultural glue that holds Plumas County together.
Plumas Arts is largely responsible for much of the quality of cultural life that many residents have come to depend upon and visitors are attracted to. We also host a gallery for local artists and keep art programs in the county schools and the Town Hall Theatre open for movies and local performances.
When you add up the movies, the live shows or community performances at the Town Hall Theatre and the art openings, art walks, concerts, Words & Music and art festivals that Plumas Arts produces, you will rarely find a day without an art "happening" somewhere in Plumas County.
WE ARE MEMBER-SUPPORTED…
Plumas Arts is one of the largest membership organizations in the region. Families, businesses, individuals and agencies cross over geographical, political, philosophical, religious and ethnic boundaries to make cash investments to support the ambitious, multi-faceted work of Plumas Arts. JOIN US or RENEW your Membership!
Over the last three decades, in order to weather an array of funding challenges, Plumas Arts has merited and grown a diversity of funding sources that include the following:
California Arts Council
Plumas Arts owes our inception and sustainibility to the California Arts Council’s (CAC) State-Local Partnership Program.
Since 1981 the CAC has provided us with operational support and funding for our art education and other programs. You can support arts education in California arts through the Arts License Plate Campaign.There is now a way to directly contribute to the California Arts Council through your annual tax refunds to advance the arts and arts education: Check Off for the Arts.
FUNdraising Events & Activities
For the last decade a significant part of our income has been derived through events designed to contribute funds to the mission-based work of our organization. The Mountain Harvest Festival (October), Taste of Plumas (April) and Almanor Art Show (August) generate essential organizational support as well as to provide residents and visitors with some of our area’s most attractive community events.
To this we add the Wild & Scenic Film Fest, auctions, prize drawings and benefit concerts and member gatherings.
Earned Income Projects & Programs
Plumas Arts has creatively conceived a number of avenues that contribute income to us as well as to artists and local events producers.
Our management of the Town Hall Theatre and Capitol Arts Gallery are two of these projects as well as ticket sales for our performing arts events and contracts for cultural services.
Annual Memberships & Donations
This is perhaps the most gratifying support that we receive: people who reach into their own pocketbooks to support our work.
Individual, family, business and organizations (numbering nearly 10% of the total county population) make Plumas Arts one of the largest membership-based organization in our area. We are also thrilled to merit additional donations to support specific programs or projects. All donations to Plumas Arts are tax deductible.
Grant Writing for Foundation and Corporate Support
We are always searching for funding opportunities that jive with the funding programs of foundations and corporations offering support to this area and arts and culture. In years past we have welcomed the support through competitive grant awards from: The National EndowmPacific Gas & Electric and the James Irvine, High Sierra Music, Bill Graham and Common Good Foundations.
County of Plumas
The Board of Supervisors designates Plumas Arts by resolution as the Plumas County local arts planning agency and agency representative to the California Arts Council's State Local Partnership
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS represents our geography, communities, art forms and cultural groups as well as businesses, agencies and individuals - all of our membership constituents.
Roxanne Valladao, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Kara Rockett-Arsenault, Fundrasing Events Cordinator & Web Manager email@example.com
Ginny Yagerhofer, Records Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Harvey, Gallery Manager email@example.com
PLUMAS ARTS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
located at 525 Main Street in Quincy housed within the Capitol Arts Gallery
Office Hours: Wednesday-Friday 11am to 5:00pm, Saturday 11am to 3pm
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 600, Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: (530) 283-3402
Fax: (530) 283-1168
About Plumas County... Nestled at the junction of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Cascade Mountains in Far Northern California, Plumas County is made up of towering snow-capped peaks, rushing clear rivers, expansive green valleys, and small communities strung along the two state highways that cross the county. Though small in number, our population is rich in artists, writers, musicians, artisans, and creative folk of every stripe and color. Plumas Arts is proud to be woven into the fabric of this exceptional place.
Learn more about Plumas County at the official county website.
Learn more about Plumas County at the official county website.