Blue Line Arts goes Mid Century Modern

Blue Line Arts presents an exhibition of contemporary artists inspired by the Mid Century Modern period and an exhibition of Art You Can Feel, June 5 through July 12. The Mid Century show will include pieces that echo the myriad styles from the Mid Century Modern period. The show will be limited to pieces that […]

Take it with you at Imagination Theater

Imagination Theater is presenting one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times, “You Can’t Take It With You,” through Saturday, April 19. Kaufman and Hart’s comedic three-act play, set in New York, takes place in the mid-1930s and focuses on what happens when a family of conservatives clashes with an eccentric family […]

Rinconart Gallery Features Agi Gillespie

Rinconart Studio and Gallery is pleased to feature Agi Gillespie for Third Saturday Art Walk on Aug. 17. Gillespie’s love for  the endless possibilities of altering forms and changing surfaces results in truly unique pottery pieces. Gillespie was born, raised and educated  in Germany, and moved to the Santa Barbara area in 1982 with her husband […]

Colfax Garden Club Garden Tour features art

The historical areas from lower Colfax to Applegate are featured in this year’s Colfax Garden Club Garden and Art Tour. There will be six wonderful gardens on the tour including a small meticulous garden; a spreading park-like estate; a hunting lodge and garden built in 1919 which was the original Heather Glen; former pheasant farms […]

Ralphs makes his mark for Eagle Scout honor

People who use the El Dorado Trail no longer have to wonder where to walk or ride. Kevin Ralphs, a member of Boy Scout troop 859 in Diamond Springs, spent many hours stenciling the county-maintained paved portions of the El Dorado Trail recently. He felt placing proper markers on the trail would be a perfect Eagle […]

Exciting evening of music at the Coz

MerryGold from Placerville and McCoy Tyler Band from Santa Cruz are teaming up for a night of music at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, on Friday, Feb. 8. The show starts at 8 p.m. The McCoy Tyler Band returns to Placerville to promote the band’s new album. The band played in Placerville last […]

Disney On Ice features surprises and adventure

Disney princess fairytales joins the audience in a regal festivity as Disney On Ice presents “Dare to Dream,” Feb. 13 to 18 at Sleep Train Arena, One Sports Parkway in Sacramento. The show is filled with surprises, grand set pieces and royal attendance by current princesses from “Tangled,” “The Princess and the Frog,” as well as a […]

Reggae on the River tickets on sale

Reggae on the River returns to its original French’s camp venue on Aug. 1 to 4 and tickets go on sale, Friday, Feb.1. A total of 6,000 tickets will be made available to the public, with only 2,500 of those being early arrival tickets. They are expected to go fast due to heightened interest in […]

Volunteers needed at Indian Grinding Rock State Park

PINE GROVE — Now is the time to get involved with Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park. The park has scheduled docent training for Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for people interested in working at the park as school tour guides, museum workers and interpretive assistants. Contact Wendy Harrison at [email protected] […]

Dance party swings into MontBleu

Boogie Nights, the ultimate ’70s and ’80s dance party that’s taken the nation by storm, is coming to MontBleu Casino Resort and Spa ( to launch the re-opening of Blu Nightclub beginning Saturday, Jan. 26. Following the raging success of Boogie Nights across the nation, creator and visionary Dave Pena is bringing the electrifying nightlife […]

El Dorado Hills artists to open studios in June

Forty artists invite the public to visit their studios and enjoy their diverse talents during the Spring Art Studio Tour 2013 on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Visitors will see painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, photographers and mixed media artists in studio. The free tour brochure and […]

Bad Boys dance at Three Stages

Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance will perform in Three Stages on Thursday, Jan. 24  at 7:30 p.m. Founded by dance superstar Rasta Thomas of Dance Theater of Harlem and the Kirov Ballet, the Bad Boys of Dance are a fresh, new dance company that has performed in Carnegie Hall with Sir Elton John and […]

Zia’s has Soul, song and good times

Zia’s, 312 Main Placerville, is presenting Frankie Soul on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. Frankie “Soul” Rodriguez has been playing music in the Northern California area for 22 years. He has appeared on stage opening shows for such noted acts as Tower of Power, Elvin Bishop, Robin Trower, Lydia Pense and […]

Reif Erickson opens show

The Blue Line Gallery in Roseville is very proud to present a one person show called “Natures Palette” by Reif Erickson. Erickson is a nationally known artist with works in public, corporate and private collections throughout the United States, and Japan. Erickson has been pursuing his art career for the last 20 years. He attributes […]

Concert to benefit CMT

Broadway star Eric Kunze, a favorite of Sacramento Music Circus audiences, will perform a benefit concert for the nonprofit California Musical Theatre on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m., at the 200-seat Cosmopolitan Cabaret in downtown Sacramento. Kunze, who has starred in a number of Broadway shows and national Broadway tours, was most recently at […]

Discover magical on the pumpkin path

Discover a magical and wholesome new world lit by luminaries as Cedar Springs Waldorf School, 6029 Gold Meadows Road in Placerville, presents its annual Pumpkin Path on Saturday, Oct. 27. This wholesome family event is for children in third grade and under. On this evening, classrooms at the school are turned into enchanting story-time scenes, such […]

Banners go up for bid at the Art and Wine fest

Banners on Parade is a self-supporting, community art project that promotes the arts in Placerville. Every year, a new exhibit of beautifully painted banners is installed on the light poles on Main Street. After the exhibit, the banners are sold during a silent auction at the Placerville Art and Wine Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20 […]

Daniel Tosh at Montbleu

Even though the holiday season is a few months out, the punch bowl will be spiked with plenty of one-liners and laughs in December when MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa brings back the hilarious antics of comedian Daniel Tosh for a one-night-only performance, Dec. 15. The stand-up comedian and television host of the wildly-popular “Comedy […]

Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion soars in Stockton

Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that the critically-acclaimed touring production Dralion will perform in Stockton at the Stockton Arena from Oct. 17 to 21 for seven performances only. Thrilling more than 8 million people worldwide since the show premiered in 1999, Dralion is the fusion of ancient Chinese circus traditions and the avant-garde […]

A cause for good health

The public is invited to learn about community classes for healing and movement arts education at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a community arts celebration — “Cause for the Coz.” The admission to this community arts celebration is free and will offer […]

Mother’s Day art to warm the heart

Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery presents Crissten Raintree as its featured artist for the month of May. Known for her detailed and precisely rendered hummingbird, butterflies, honeybees, flowers and fruit, Raintree specializes in realistic portrayals of nature. She works primarily in transparent watercolor and occasionally in colored pencil, ink, graphite and fluid acrylic. It […]

Color the winners happy

The number and quality of the entries in the 2011 Mountain Democrat Coloring Contest was outstanding. The judges spent a long time reviewing the art and all stated they had a very difficult time selecting the winners. Jody Franklin, El Dorado County tourism director; Wendy Mattson, artist and Placerville city council member; and Diana Erickson, […]

Sauce’d Pizza and Cocktail house is a new dining option in EDH

The El Dorado Saloon on Embarcadero in El Dorado Hills celebrated its first year anniversary with plenty of bull riding and another restaurant to boot. Adjacent to the Saloon, Sauce’d Pizza and Cocktail House opened its doors in June, offering a unique, yet complementary, experience to Saloon goers. General Manager Curtis Cole hopes the new […]

Placerville artists wins national award

Multi-award winning Placerville artist and teacher Lorrene Baum-Davis has won first prize in the metal clay category from a national jewelry supply company for her Legends No. 7: a ring comprised of fine silver, dichroic glass with a diamond set in a 14k gold tube bezel. The Legends series of rings has been well received […]

Get ready to run the El Dorado Trail

Runners, walkers and outdoor enthusiasts will take to the trails on Saturday, Oct. 8, when local nonprofit InAlliance hosts the third annual Gold Rush Fun Run and Walk fundraiser on the El Dorado Trail beginning in Placerville. Participants will weave their way through the Sierra Nevada Foothills in 10 mile, 10K, 5K and 1 mile […]

Hot Gypsy jazz at Zia’s

Jazz Gitan is back at Zia’s, 312 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday, May 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. The jazz ensemble carries on the tradition of gypsy swing created by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli during the Paris jazz scene during the 1930s and ’40s, plus a cross-section of songs from the modern Gypsy […]

Spring is here and so is the ‘Spring Art Show’

The Diamond Springs Art Association (DSAA) is presenting its Spring Art Show and Sale Friday, April 1, at the El Dorado County Government Center, Building B, 360 Fair Lane Drive in Placerville, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Robert Sandidge judged theme, floral, landscape, people, seascape, life and other paintings entered in the show. The winners […]

Mckinley Arts and Culture Center announces Christina Massey exhibition

Christina Massey, former El Dorado County resident, is exhibiting her work at McKinley Arts Camp: Culture Center, West Gallery, 
925 Riverside Drive in 
Reno, Nev. The show titled “An Art Community” runs Dec. 13 to Jan. 28. Massey grew up in Cameron Park and now resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. and has been exhibiting frequently in […]

Roger Waters reconstructs ‘The Wall’ in San Jose

SAN JOSE — Legendary Pink Floyd front man Rogers Waters performed the theatrical production of his 1979 album “The Wall” live Wednesday to a full house at the HP Pavilion. After playing Oakland, Waters’ bay area swing included several nights at the San Jose arena. He travels north for a stop in Vancouver, Canada before the tour doubles back […]

Placerville Arts Association announces winners

The members of Placerville Arts Association are presenting their works of art at the lovely atrium of the El Dorado Government Center, building B, 360 Fair Lane, Placerville. The show is open to the public at no charge and is open through Friday, Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The awards reception is […]

Museums offer art related gifts for the holidays

SAN FRANCISCO — The de Young and Legion of Honor museum stores offer a wide variety of unique art-inspired gifts including books, jewelry, apparel, accessories, crafts, home décor, stationery and children’s toys. This year, the stores feature French-themed merchandise that complements the special exhibitions “Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée […]

Diamond Springs Art Association show presents fall paintings

The Diamond Springs Art Association Art Show is now hanging at the El Dorado County Government Center, 130 Fair Lane in Placerville. The is open Friday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year the featured theme is “still life” with things from around the house. The judge for the show is Judy […]

Txutxo Perez is artist-in-residence at the de Young

SAN FRANCISCO — The de Young Museum hosts “Txutxo Perez: Revolution U,” to Nov. 28, as part of the artist-in-residence program in the Kimball Education Gallery. “Revolution U” commemorates 100 years since the Mexican Revolution. The residency is in conjunction with the popular yearlong series Mission Muralsimo that celebrates the book “Street Art San Francisco: […]