Participate in the Arts

Check out our arts events, participatory classes, and creative programs and projects that enrich Mariposa’s community and offer opportunities for cultural connection.

Things to Attend

Music on the Green

Every Friday and Saturday evening during the summer, the Arts Council hosts free concerts in historic downtown Mariposa. Featuring talent from all over California, this program brings together both local and visiting concertgoers of all ages.

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Mariposa Theater Alliance

The Mariposa Theatre Alliance (MTA) is an association of producing theatre artists formed to foster and promote theatre throughout Mariposa County. Performances are intermittent annually.

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Special Exhibitions

Enjoy special art exhibitions, curated to provide new perspectives, expand public experiences, and inspire conversation and creativity from a broad artistic cannon.

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In addition to these public programs, we provide multiple services and arts education programs to members of our community. See Services and Programs >

Explore Public Art

Our public art projects are much more than public art – they are a part of a county-wide collaborative creative placemaking strategy for art and design that builds a resilient rural economy, and a more inclusive, representative, and diverse set of stories about our community.

Two people stand in front of a large monarch butterfly mural. They are smiling and their arms are outstretched holding paint brushes.

Student Campus Murals

We are supporting the Mariposa County Office of Education and school sites, across the county, to develop and implement campus murals – designed and painted by students with the help of trained mentors. The first campus mural is a pair of larger-than-life monarch wings at Mariposa Elementary School.

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Life-size bronze statue of a western pond turtle sits in rock outcropping

Stockton Creek Hide and Seek

In partnership with Sierra Foothill Conservancy and Mariposa Public Utility, we’ve been developing a fun public art project – native animal statues – hidden strategically along the Stockton Creek Preserve. More animals are on their way, for now look for Western Pond Turtle along the trail!

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This is just the start. We are paving the way for more projects coming soon! Explore the Creative Placemaking Strategy for future plans and recommendations for the arts in Mariposa.

Get Creative

FOR ADULTS

F/STOP Photography

Free, photography program for Mariposa residence ages 55 and over that teaches artistic principles of photography. Offered periodically throughout the year.

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Veterans in the Arts

An initiative to addresses equity, access, and opportunity by providing project and partnership support to reach veterans, active military, and their families.


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FOR YOUTH

Young Masters Youth Exhibition

Annual exhibition where Mariposa County youth, TK-12th Grade are invited to create and show their work at the Arts Council’s Treetop Gallery.


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Be an Advocate

STATEWIDE ADVOCACY

Californians for the Arts

CFTA is a statewide arts advocacy organization who advancing and building public awareness of the value and impact of arts, culture and creativity across California

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CREATE CA

Create CA advocates for high quality arts education for all students by providing policy expertise and by mobilizing a statewide network of advocates and allied partners.

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LOCAL ADVOCACY

Join a Board Meeting

Our Board of Directors – the Arts Council’s governing body – holds monthly meetings on Zoom and are open for public attendance. Monthly agendas and schedule can be found here.

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Support Our Work

Our Members and Sponsors are our biggest advocates! Support on the local level helps us leverage funding on the state and national level, and positively impacts our program capacity.

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