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Arts & Culture in Placer County

Visitors will be enthralled, entertained and enriched by the variety of cultural amenities Placer County offers.

The Placer County area has many perfect venues to attract artists who work in every discipline: Photography, painting, sculpture, poetry, not to mention the performing arts - acting, dancing, music, designing.

Placer County offers a wide variety of arts, culture, fun and entertainment for the entire Family. Begin your journey at the California Welcome Center, 1103 High Street, Auburn or check out our events calendar on this website for the latest information on current events and entertainment.

A local taste of entertainment may include an evening with the Symphony or Theatre, Live Music in a local bar or restaurant, Casino Fun, or Dancing to your favorite type of jazz, ballroom, country or tango music.

Family entertainment is never ending with outdoor activities, such as biking, hiking, skiing, snow fun, whitewater rafting, story telling at the local libraries, forest ranger activities in the National Park, local museums, gold panning, art galleries, outdoor concerts, fairs, rodeos, festivals, farmers markets, car shows and many more ongoing and seasonal recreational activities.

The Auburn Art Walks, held in April, June, August, and October of the year, highlight creations by artists who work in clay, glass, wood, fabric, metals, photography, all forms of paint and mixed media.  Open studio tours in the spring and autumn afford visitors a personal and experiential view of working artisans. The 3rd Saturday Art Tour in Roseville plays a prominent role in the area’s artistic community. Events such as Auburn's Library Garden Theatre Summer Series of varied concerts, Rocklin's Evening in the Park Summer Concert Series,  and numerous other local community activities attract patrons of all ages. The Auburn Symphony plays to houses packed with music enthusiasts. Squaw Valley is noted for its state-of-the-art facilities for art and musical productions.

Beautiful and serene, North Lake Tahoe is the inspiration for and home to all forms of artistic expression:  Music, Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Dance and Performance.  The North Lake Tahoe Arts Center acts as a catalyst and home base to support the arts in the North Tahoe-Truckee communities.  Through exposure, education and participation, the lives of residents and visitors alike are enriched.

Please check our extensive Calendar of Events to find the dates and times for special exhibits, shows, concerts and other artistic programs that you may enjoy in all the areas of Placer County.


910 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
530 885-5670

PlacerArts (Arts Council of Placer County) was established in 1983 as the catalyst for art and culture in Placer County. PlacerArts encourages excellence and the expansion of visual, musical, theatrical, literary, media, and dance art activities.

PlacerArts serves as a clearinghouse for information on the arts in Placer County and also publishes the quarterly arts magazine, Perspectives. Its purpose is to create a forum for communication between artists and art organizations in Placer County and to increase awareness of activities and programs related to arts and culture in the area.

Art League of Lincoln

580 Sixth Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
916 209-3499

The Art League of Lincoln was formed in 2012 as a California Non-Profit organization to grow and enhance the history and development of art and culture in the Lincoln community and the surrounding areas. The organization is a member driven group that looks to provide a broad spectrum of the arts including, Ceramic Arts, Painting/Watercolor, Community Theater, Dance, and Wearable Arts.

The Art League of Lincoln also acts as the custodian to carry on the 25+ year tradition of Ceramic Art Competition in the form of "Feats of Clay" in South Placer County. This is an International ceramic arts completion that draws entries from all around the world.

Blue Line Arts

405 Vernon Street, Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95678
916 783-4117

Roseville, California is the location for Non-Profit Organization Blue Line Arts, is an active community resource established over 45 years ago to promote the arts. Blue Line Arts showcases the works of regional and national artists complete with flexible exhibition space suitable for small musical performances, lectures and demonstrations. A special childrens gallery provides a dedicated location for childrens programs.

As a non-profit organization, Blue Line Arts is entirely funded by memberships, grants, sponsorships, fund raising events and other donations.

Rocklin Fine Art

P.O. Box 1194
Rocklin, CA 95677

Rocklin Fine Art a non-profit organization that was established in 2007 to support the Rocklin community with art activities and exhibits, encourage the participation of Rocklin businesses, schools and artists in the community through exhibits, art demonstrations, lectures, workshops, and to support local artists, art in public places and art shows.

North Tahoe Arts

380 North Lake Boulevard.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
530 581-2787

North Tahoe Arts is a non-profit organization that supports the arts in the Truckee-Tahoe communities through exposure, education, and participation. Seeking to enrich the lives of residents and visitors alike, they provide quality classes and host exhibits that showcase local talent.

North Tahoe Arts (NTA) continues to spotlight the talented pool of local artists and often visiting artists, for monthly exhibits. NTA hosts a variety of programs, exhibits, and activities thanks to a healthy corps of volunteers.