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All ages can be creative from home thanks to the Amador County Arts Council. 

 

The Amador County Arts Council takes public health seriously and is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. The non-profit arts agency urges you to stay home and take care of each other. The Arts Council’s facilities in Jackson are now closed and will remain so through March 31, 2020 or until the Social Distancing guidelines are changed.

 However, the Amador County Arts Council is still operating in service to the public during this disaster. Visit the website www.amadorarts.org and social media pages for a variety of artsy ways to connect with community during this disaster. “Creative Respite” is an important element in maintaining wellness during trying times. Therefore, Amador County Arts Council is offering a number of arts classes and events available by signing up through facebook. These include dance, music, visual arts, poetry, sewing, crafting, creative writing, self-publishing, and more.

 Additionally, the website has a number of resources for artists and arts organizations experiencing economic impacts as a result of this disaster. The arts council is dedicated to help artists and arts organizations weather this storm. Executive Director Meghan O’Keefe has said she is available to provide one-on-one assistance to artists and organizations by phone or email as a means of helping all survive during this evolving crisis. She says, “No one should ever feel alone or disconnected from the life-affirming impacts of creative engagement.” Contact her at meghan.amadorarts@gmail.com or call (209) 418-8769. If you have resources to share, please let her know.

 Social Distancing is of the utmost importance during this time, and The Board and Staff will continue to operate meetings in a secure online platform called “ZOOM Room Meeting” so that all board members can attend but remain at home.

The Amador County Artists Association was scheduled to present its annual High School Art Show in the Arts Council’s space starting March 23, but this is now going to become an on-line show with photos of each work being shown on facebook.