-Temporarily closed Shasta County Arts Council has been State-Local Partner organization of the California Arts Council for over 37 years. Established in 1981, the 501c3 non-profit organization supports local artists and arts organizations, provide... Read More
-Temporarily closed Shasta County Arts Council has been State-Local Partner organization of the California Arts Council for over 37 years. Established in 1981, the 501c3 non-profit organization supports local artists and arts organizations, provides gallery space hosting seven exhibitions a year, performance hall for music, theater, poetry and dance, classroom space for small gatherings, and serves as fiscal umbrella for organizations wishing to achieve their own non-profit designation. The creative arts are a key component to a community’s growth in the twenty-first century. Information technology requires more emphasis on creativity and critical thinking than ever before. Arts are an integral part of our community and in every aspect of our daily lives. The Shasta County Arts Council’s objective is to make the arts accessible to all members of our diverse community. Through the design, planning, and organization of a broad range of art activities, events, educational outreach programs, and supportive opportunities for our artists and community, the SCAC mission is to provide avenues for social exchange that promote learning and cultural understanding. The Shasta County Arts Council has been programming local Public Access television channels since 2013 and was the first arts council in California to do so. In 2017, collaborating with the City of Redding, Viva Downtown, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, The McConnell Foundation, and Shasta Historical Society, the Shasta Arts Council competed for and won the state designation of a California Cultural District for the downtown core and parts of river trails.