Cultural Arts

The role of The Arts in El Dorado County

On the big stage of California, El Dorado county offers a compelling set: rural beauty, rivers, mountains, historic sites, orchards, vineyards, farms, small towns and villages. Every nook of the county contains a unique, expressive community. As the 21st century plays forward, we have the opportunity to embrace the distinctive music, theater, visual arts, and written words that situate us to thrive as a place to live and as a destination for visitors from around the world.

The El Dorado Community Foundation supports our thriving and diverse artistic community. From September of 2008 to December 2013, the Foundation has granted over $40,000 to local culture and art organizations, including:

Americans for UNFPA
Capital Public Radio
City of Placerville Recreation and Parks Department
El Dorado Arts Council
El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity
El Dorado High School Drama
Faithful Stewards
Friends of the Library of El Dorado County
H.E.L.P. Emergency Lodging Assistance
Imagination Theater
Kiwanis Club of Placerville
KQED Radio Station
KVMR Community Broadcast
Lake Tahoe Shining Stars
Marble Valley Regional Center for the Arts
Oak Ridge High School – Theater Arts Booster
Olympic Club Foundation
Placerville Police Officers’ Association
Soroptimist International of Placerville
South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center
South Lake Tahoe Middle School
Tahoe Arts League
Tahoe Arts Project
Threads of Life
United Outreach for Grace Place
Women for Women International