Monday, November 19, 2018

Annual Holiday Arts Mixer & Grand Opening of Amador Arts Center - Thurs Dec 6

“Jingle and Mingle”, the annual Holiday Mixer and Volunteer Party presented by AmadorArts, will be on Thursday, December 6 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. It’ll also be the Grand Opening of the AmadorArts Center, and everyone is welcome to drop by the Mother Lode Plaza at 617 South Highway 49 in Jackson and celebrate.

Kicking off with the official Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at 6:00 pm, the event will also feature many guest performances and, as part of the recognition of many people who give of their time, the presentation of a new annual award, “AmadorArts Volunteer of the Year.” 

The first-ever Amador Poet Laureate Kat Everitt will share her craft, and the Leggett Family will perform on the piano that it recently re-homed to the AmadorArts Center.  Other local musicians will showcase our new space with their skills on the piano. Several AmadorArts Board Directors will be entertaining, including Hal Gamble and Sid Cohen, as well as Student Directors Deja Douglas, Lulu Briggs and Emily Ann Hopkins.

Light refreshments and beverages will be offered.  The event is free and open to all; donations accepted.  The new AmadorArts Center will be a place for music, classes, performances, gallery shows, meetings, creating, and all sorts of artsy things, even sewing. The Center will be for the community and its direction will be guided by what the community wants. Located in the back southwest corner of the Plaza, convenient free parking is available.

AmadorArts, aka Amador County Arts Council, is a private, public benefit non-profit organization that has served the region with arts-related events and arts education since 1982.  It operates with funding from donors, grants, and as an annually- awarded State-Local Partner with the California Arts Council, a State agency.  Phone: 209-256-8166, or visit its website www.amadorarts.org.

Back by popular demand, this group at last year’s “Jingle & Mingle” will be caroling again December 6, along with many others including poets, pianists and eclectic performers.
*Pictured left to right:  Deja Douglas, Sid Cohen, Emily Ann Hopkins, Nan Muzinich, Meghan O’Keefe, and Lulu Briggs.  


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