Friends of the Arts,
We would like to share with you some of the highlights from the previous year and tell you a little about our plans for 2016. Please review the attached Annual Report to see what we accomplished in 2015.
For more than 30 years, the Amador County Arts Council has worked to nurture the cultural vitality of our area.
Our Arts Education program now serves all of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades in Amador County, bringing high-quality, standards-based arts classes to over 1,400 students. In addition to these art classes, AmadorArts coordinated in-depth Artist Residencies at Pioneer and Pine Grove Elementary Schools, providing students with 12 weeks of instruction on the Elements of Art and an introduction to poetry. We contract with B Street Theater of Sacramento to bring their educational School Tour to all six of our local elementary schools. Art classes were also arranged at the HUB, after-school program in Jackson, at the ARC of Amador to developmentally disabled adults, and at Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp.
2015 was the 17th year of TGIF Free Summer Concerts in the Parks, and the 18th year of Winefest. Other programs continue to grow, including: A Taste of the Arts, a full day of Art Classes open to students and adults; and the Amador Art Trek, a self-guided tour of local galleries and businesses. As we go forward into 2016, AmadorArts plans to continue these established events, and add new opportunities for our citizens to experience the arts, such as Adult Art Classes and Open Mic Nights.
We depend on the continued support of our community to make our work possible. This year, we received significant donations from Jackson Rancheria and the Amador Community Foundation, in addition to the annual donations of over 200 members. We are grateful to everyone who works with us to encourage, support and promote the Arts in our Schools and Community.
Thank you for your continued support.