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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

PAA Membership Meeting

July 15, 2024

Cheryl Gleason,
Art Director / Curator of the MACC

After talking about the elements that she and other judges use to evaluate artwork, Cheryl will be conducting a critique of FIVE pieces of art. PAA members may bring one piece of art to the meeting, finished or not, that they hope to have critiqued. Tickets will be given to those who bring artwork, and Cheryl will randomly pick 5 of those tickets. 


New Members Intro and art share - if you are a new member, bring in a piece of your art to share.

All members and guests are welcome.


View past membership meetings on YouTube >>


58th National Mother Lode Art Exhibition

November 7 - 23, 2024

Reception Nov. 8, 5 pm

Call to Artists:

Opens June 3 and closes Sept. 18

More info >>



Art Lunch

July tba

Art lunch is a fun way to spend some time with fellow artists and to have a nice lunch. 



Join us on TUESDAY MORNINGS for ART TIME at the Placerville Senior Center! 937 Spring Street. We meet from 9 am - 1 pm in the Crafts Room. Come draw, paint, paste, share ideas about methods and materials, get suggestions, and just be around other artists.   Come early, come late, stay all 4 hours, 4 minutes, or just stop by to say hello. No need to RSVP, just show up.   Questions?  Contact Carolyn Cunningham at 
or (909) 525-5774


PAA Studio Tour

Sept. 26, 27, 28

This year's Studio will take place the last weekend in September and will include Friday, September 27 as well as Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29. 
Deadline to turn in your application to participate was June 1st.


Board Meetings 2024
First Friday of each month

Fri, July 5

9:45  - 11:45 am

Everyone is invited to attend.

at the Senior Center located at
937 Spring Street in Placerville


Future PAA Membership Meetings

August 19, 2024

Adrienne Belair

From Pulp to Masterpiece: The creative process from Paper Making to Artistic Creation. She will be focusing on the papermaking process and how to create your own mold and deckle.


August Create Art Challenge:

Think Sound of Music with the theme of "These are a few of my favorite things."

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