Friday, February 23, 2018

Young local musicians ask for support of Eastern Europe tour - Fundraising concert on Sun Apr 8

Dear Family & Friends,

We are excited to share the tremendous opportunity the Sacramento Youth Symphony (SYS) has, under the leadership of artistic director and conductor Michael Neumann, to tour Eastern Europe June 15 - 25, 2018.  Please look at the web site: or our Facebook page Ariana and Carlton’s European Tour Fund 2018 for more information.

We have been members of SYS for over the past 5+ years.  Currently, I, Ariana, am principal violist and I, Carlton, am principal trumpet of our respected sections of the Premier Orchestra, the highest level ensemble of the SYS organization.  We would love to join SYS on tour and we need your help to raise $9,000 for both of us to go.  As straight A students and active participants in many community events, you can imagine how rewarding this will be for both of us. 

We welcome your support to help us reach our goal.  Please choose one or more of the following ways to help:

Contribute online through ‘Go Fund Me’: 

Mail a check to:
Ariana and Carlton Leggett
PO Box 305
Jackson CA 95642

Request a 30-minute private concert by the Leggett Family for a contribution of $500 or more.  (Based on arrangement by both parties and time limits may apply).

Attend and make a donation at our “Melodious Songs of Europe” Fundraising Concert, Sunday, April 8th, 2018, 3 p.m. at Sutter Hill SDA Church, 12900 Ridge Road, Sutter Creek, CA 95685

With sincere appreciation for your support towards our trip and the betterment of the arts!


Carlton & Ariana Leggett

Thursday, February 22, 2018

MSTW Presents “Plays on the Patio”, a fundraiser for the Preston Castle - Sat May 12

A combined fundraising event for The Preston Castle Foundation and Main Street Theatre Works

Plays on the Patio is a one-day only event, May 12, 2018, 6:30pm – 9:30pm, at the Preston Castle, 900 Palm Avenue in Ione, CA. Tickets are $40, which includes wine and dessert tastings from some of Amador’s best restaurants and wineries, plus a wine glass to commemorate the event. Tastings begin at 6:30, and at 7:30 guests will be treated to a series of one-acts, scenes and monologs performed by both MSTW company actors as well as local Amador high school students.  Tickets for this event can only be purchased on-line at

This fundraiser helps to set the stage for MSTW’s upcoming Summer Season at the beautiful Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, located in the heart of Jackson. Kicking off the season is the hilarious and fast-paced comedy, Mama Won’t Fly, from the same people who brought you last year’s hit, Doublewide, Texas. The show runs June 22nd – July 21st. The second show is Escanaba in ‘da Moonlight, a crazy comedy by Jeff Daniels. The show runs August 10th through September 8th.

Proceeds from Plays on the Patio also support the efforts of the Preston Castle Foundation, whose mission is to preserve, rehabilitate and utilize the historic Preston Castle.

For more information and to purchase tickets to this Limited Engagement Event, visit the MSTW website at This event is guaranteed to sell out, so get your tickets today! Please note that there will be no Castle tours during the event, and there are no refunds.

Performance Dates and Times
Saturday, May 12, 2018
6:30pm – 9:30pm

The Preston Castle
900 Palm Drive, Ione, CA

Ticket Prices
$40 per person
(includes commemortive wine glass, wine and dessert tastings, and the show)

Tickets available on-line only at:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Santa Cruz’s Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra Live in Sutter Creek - Fri Feb 9

SUTTER CREEK, CA - Feist Wines presents Marty O’Reilly and The Old Soul Orchestra Friday, February 9 at 7 pm.  This four-man orchestra seamlessly weaves blues based music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits’ darker works.

In addition to O’Reilly on the electrified resonator guitar and vocals, the band features Chris Lynch on the fiddle, Jeff Kissell on upright bass, and Matt Goff joining in on the drums.

The band formed in Santa Cruz California in 2012 and has been touring relentlessly ever since, from San Francisco to New Orleans to London to Seattle. 

Live performance is at the core of the O’Reilly project. The four man band goes from raw gospel blues to cinematic epics, from heavy driving grooves to delicately arranged folk songs. They leave the stage out of breath, the ground littered with broken strings and bow hairs.

SF Weekly calls their music, "Delightful... well-crafted and NPR calls them "A band true to its name: soulful" –NPR 

Tickets are $10 and are available at the tasting room or at

Susan Feist Feist Wines 209.267.8020 209.256.3779 cell

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Kennedy Gold Mine Painting Out Weekend - April 20-22

Kennedy Gold Mine Painting Out Weekend April 20 -22, 2018
Plein Art & Photography Competition
Paint or Shoot On-Site on the Historic Kennedy Gold Mine Property
Fri/Sat/Sun, April 20 - 22, 2018
Cash Prizes   •   Top Image Featured at Annual Kennedy Gold Mine Founders BBQ & Art Show Live Auction and Promotional Materials  
Entry Fee: $15, Fee waived for students 18 & under
Sabina Turner, Painting Judge   •   Larry Angier, Photography Judge   
Competition Details Coming by March 1 
Contact Sharon Hewitt at for information.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Arts Summit Amador 2018 - Sat Mar 24

Arts Summit Amador 2018
Saturday March 24th, 2018
9am to 3pm
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort

"Beginning the Conversation about the future of the Arts in Amador"

Guest Speakers from California Alliance for Arts Education, Student Performances, and Recognition of Giles Turner- 50 years of service

Discussion Topics: Future of Arts in our Schools, Amador Performing Arts Center, the Tourist Arts Economy, and more.

We will be inviting all stakeholders to come. The day will consist of student performances, guest speakers and then break out groups to create working committees to further these projects, including the performing arts center.

At this point we are looking for help building the invitation/promotion list and ideas about third or fourth discussion topics.  We are also looking for sponsors to help cover the cost of the event- Businesses, other community groups or individuals.

Thanks for your support.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Terra Forgette
Executive Director
PO Box 206
Sutter Creek, Ca 95685

Thursday, January 18, 2018

February 3 is the Next First Saturday Amador Art Trek

The new year is a great time to start the habit of taking a monthly trip on the Amador Art Trek. The next First Saturday Amador Art Trek is on February 3, a free self-guided walk or drive-and-walk tour that provides easy public access to where art is located.

Part of Art Trek is the monthly “First Saturday”, when several participating galleries have receptions in the afternoon, 2-4 pm to kick-off their new shows.

You can go on the Art Trek ANYTIME that these 11 galleries are open. Just so you know, a new 2018 brochure is in the works produced by the non-profit AmadorArts that will highlight the gallery participants. It’s a quick reference guide -- map, names, addresses, and hours.

Here is a brief listing in random order of participating galleries:

Fine Eye Gallery- Sutter Creek –Open daily 10-5:30 at 71 Main St.

Gallery 10 - Sutter Creek.  - Open Thurs.- Mon. 11-4 at 15 Eureka St.

Little City Studio and Gallery- Amador City.   After 19 years, Owner/Artist Carol Sethre has decided to close her doors so she can experience art and life like the rest of us, teach classes and rest on her laurels. Everything currently has a 20% discount and that will continue, with some items even further discounted in Feb. Also for sale are a few 'fixtures' and other art related materials, fabrics, and yarns. She plans to be completely out by Feb. 28. 14180 Main Street, Amador City 209-256-0781. Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 10-5, or by appt.

Petroglyphe Gallery - Mokelumne Hill - Open Thursdays through Sundays at 11:30 – 5 at  8317 Main St., Moke Hill.

Sutter Creek Gallery “Art for Everyone”- Sutter Creek.  Open daily 10 am – 5 pm, but closed Tuesdays at 35 Main St.

Add Art- Jackson.  Open M-F 10:30 – 5; Sat. 10:30-4.

Chaos Glass Works- Sutter Creek. Open Wed – Fri 11-5; Sat, Sun 10-6, at 121A Hanford St.

Charles Spinetta Winery & Wildlife Art Gallery- Plymouth.  Daily 10-4:30 at 12300 Steiner Rd.

Gifted Local & American Made – Jackson. Daily 10-5 at 8 Main St.

Heart & Soul Studio – Sutter Creek. Retail boutique:  Daily 10 – 4 pm. 42 Main St. (209) 256-9702. Warehouse:  21 Badger St

Shenandoah Gallery at Shenandoah Vineyards – Plymouth. Daily 10-4:30, 12300 Steiner Rd.

Blue Belle Studio – Pioneer.  Open again in the spring. Visit

These businesses also have art on their walls, so drop in while you’re on the Art Trek:  Full Circle Trading Co. in Jackson; Amador 360 Collective on Hwy 49 in Plymouth; Gateway Sotheby’s International Realty – Sutter Creek…come see a stunning variety of art at 54 Main St.; and in Rosebud’s CafĂ© Farm to Fork at 26 Main St. in Jackson.

For more arts-related info visit: or call 209-267-9038.

"Dancing Alone" Sue Palmquist, Sutter Creek Gallery

"Snowy Perch" July Trail at Gallery 10
Doug Lawler at Petroglyphe Gallery, Mokelumne Hill