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Placerville Arts Association (PAA) Placerville Arts Association promotes the creative work of its members, provides opportunities for sharing ideas among artists, and invites public interest through a variety of visual art events.

Placerville Arts Association provides community outreach programs by offering yearly monetary grants to local school art programs.

Placerville Arts Association is the oldest non-profit art group in El Dorado County in continuous operation since the early 1960s.

The current membership includes both artists and patrons of the arts.

Current Events


Your membership dues are vital to PAA and are due in January of each year. The dues cover our expenses which include, paying program presenters, offering member shows, paying show judges and insurance. Member dues are $35 for an individual and $60 for a couple. 

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Is your New Year's Resolution to make more time for creating art?

If so, then why not join us on TUESDAY MORNINGS for ART TIME at the Placerville Senior Center! 937 Spring Street. We meet from 9:30 until noon in the Large Crafts Room to paint, draw, scratch, share ideas, and talk. 

All PAA members are welcome and encouraged to join us.  No need to rsvp, just show up. The more the merrier!  Questions?  Contact Carolyn Cunningham at  or (909) 525-5774


PAA Membership Meeting

Feb. 27, 2023


2:30 - 4:30 pm


at the Senior Center,
937 Spring St, in Placerville

Lucia Rothgeb will give a presentation.
Challenge: bring a recent piece of your art to share with the theme: "Expressions of Love."

Everyone invited to attend.


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PAA Board Meeting

Feb. 3, 2023

10 am - noon

Everyone invited to attend.

Raley's Conference Center,
166 Placerville Drive


Art Lunch

February 8, 2023, noon

Join us for our monthly art lunch.  This month we will meet at Annie's Mimosa's new location at 155 Placerville Drive (across from Raley's) in Placerville on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at Noon.  Art Lunch is a fun monthly event that includes PAA member and their guests.  This is a great place to introduce yourself as a new artist to our group or say hello to old friends.  We usually end up with a group of 8-10.  Please RSVP by text or email to Lynell, 415-793-2134 or  Last minute RSVP please text and we'll set a place at the table for you.


PAA Membership Meeting

March 20, 2023


2:30 - 4:30 pm

at the Senior Center,
937 Spring St, in Placerville

A presentation will be given by Carolyn Cunningham.

Calling all New Members 

If you are a new member of Placerville Arts and joined in 2022 or 2023 for the first time, please join us at our March 20 Member Meeting at the Senior Center.  We are planning time in the meeting for you to tell us a bit about you and your art.  We'd love a one to two minute introduction.  Bring art to share if you like.

Everyone invited to attend.


PAA Spring Membership Show

April 3 - 7, 2023

8 am - 5 pm

at the El Dorado County
Government Center

is NEW and DIFFERENT, so


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Publicity photos needed:
Artists who definitely plan to enter the Spring Membership Show can send a photo of their artwork to Sylvia Coleman, PAA Publicity, if they are willing to let them be used for publicity purposes. It will be up to the discretion of Sylvia and whoever is publishing the information to choose what photos to use.

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