Arts & Culture

State of the Art

El Dorado County is home to a thriving arts community that plays a vital role in preserving our past and inspiring our future. There is something about the breathtaking backdrop of the Sierra Nevada that ignites the creative spirit of the area’s artists and art lovers everywhere.

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Arts and Culture El Dorado

This local nonprofit organization promotes and connects local artists and organizations throughout the County by providing advocacy, education, and programs. In addition, they offer studio tours, art walks, poetry readings, music festivals, gallery exhibitions, living history reenactments, and more.

Quilt Trail Project

Barn Quilts are hand-painted public works of art that adorn locations such as barns, historic buildings, farms, and gardens. They offer a splash of color and charm throughout El Dorado County. Each barn quilt has a story waiting to unfold. The Quilt Map is a free way to see these for yourself. 

Movie Lover’s Guide to El Dorado County

It’s a little-known fact that Lake Tahoe’s scenic foothills and dramatic high alpine scenery are in many Hollywood films. Get a handy guide to all the movies produced in the region.

Valhalla Tahoe

Located in South Lake Tahoe at the Tallac Historic Site, the Valhalla Art, Music & Theatre Festival is a unique celebration of music, theatre, and the visual arts. The festival is set against the magnificent backdrop of Lake Tahoe in the Boathouse Theater, Valhalla Tahoe’s renovated arts and performance space. 

Discover El Dorado County’s Vibrant Arts Scene