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Congratulations, Gracie!

Congratulations, Gracie!

The Mariposa County Arts Council is pleased to announce Graciela “Gracie” Tafoya as the recipient of our annual High School Student Award. This $500 award is given annually to one graduating senior who has demonstrated a commitment to the arts and the community of Mariposa over the span of their […]

Music on the Screen

Music on the Screen

After careful deliberation, we’ve decided to modify this year’s Music on the Green Summer Concert Series. To minimize any possible risk to Mariposa County residents, local and traveling bands, and visitors, we won’t be holding live public concerts at the Mariposa Art Park, but in the spirit of live performance, […]

This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place

To keep us connected during this time of social distancing and as part of our work developing a Creative Placemaking Master Plan for Mariposa County, the Arts Council kickstarted This Must Be the Place as a community snapshot project documenting locals at their favorite places or at their most-loved events. […]

Latest Lists + Talks

Latest Lists + Talks

Welcome to  Virtual Film Club! On this post, we’ll publish our latest curate film lists and talk schedules from VFC. This program is curated by local film buffs Erik Bachman and Shane Sweeting and is designed to promote conversation and community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. VFC features: […]

Resources for Students & Parents

Resources for Students & Parents

Attempting to grow, educate, and entertain ourselves in new circumstances can be challenging, particularly for students learning from home! We’ll post arts resources we find here as we discover them. Art at Home Six categories of arts resources for parents homeschool or anyone looking for a creative outlet – curated […]

Resources for Artists

Resources for Artists

Struggling for financial stability during the COVID-19 pandemic? We’re working on gathering resources and support links for working artists and the creative community. We’ll post more as we discover them. COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations – frequently updated from the NEA State specific news and resources from the […]

Listening With Les

Listening With Les

From Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Founding Music Director and Conductor Les Marsden: “While the MSO remains on hiatus, I’ve been asked to share my thoughts on the orchestral repertoire with you by our parent organization, the Mariposa County Arts Council.  From time to time, I’ll publish a particular piece or composer […]

We Are Temporarily Closed

We Are Temporarily Closed

Dear Friends, The Arts Council is closing the gallery and office and suspending all public and educational programming until COVID-19 concerns have subsided. While we will miss seeing everyone in person, art is an extremely adaptable and innovative field well suited for the digital space – so we will meet […]

30” x 40”, oil on canvas underwater abstract scene of the Merced River, in Yosemite National Park, painted to celebrate the return of the River Otter to Yosemite by artist Trowzers Akimbo.

Good Neighbors

PLEASE NOTE: The opening reception for this exhibition has been postponed until a later date due to COVID-19 concerns and social distancing following State protocol. This exhibition theme, “Good Neighbors” is designed to challenge both working artists and students alike to reinterpret the idea of shared space, featuring artists Trowzers […]