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Date(s) - 04/10/2021 - 04/18/2021
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Visit Tuolumne County Presents 1st Annual Tuolumne County Art Week,

APRIL 10-18, 2021

Sonora, CA – Visit Tuolumne County is calling all Tuolumne County artists, galleries, and art-related businesses to participate in Tuolumne County Art Week, an inaugural campaign to promote and bring awareness of the arts throughout Tuolumne County. During the week of April 10th-18th, in conjunction with California Arts, Culture & Creativity Month, Visit Tuolumne County will celebrate artists of all kinds and the creativity that is deeply rooted here. Activities, creations, studio tours, etc. will be shared with the local community through a variety of social media platforms and

“From photographers to sculptors to painters and actors and everything in between, we have so much talent to showcase and celebrate,” stated Lisa Mayo, President & CEO of Visit Tuolumne County.

Tuolumne County artists, galleries, shops, etc. may participate with an event, activity, or sale (virtual or in-person), and Visit Tuolumne County will promote your offering, for FREE, in anticipation of and during Tuolumne County Art Week.*

Here are just a few examples of ways that you can participate:

  • Host an open studio
  • Offer a special deal in your gallery or shop
  • Create a special promotion to sell your work
  • Display your artwork across Tuolumne County
  • Host workshops virtually or in-person (based on guidelines at the time)
  • Create a demonstration video or online class

If you would like to participate in Tuolumne County Art Week, please submit the online form at by March 29, 2021.


Kick Off  -“CHAIRS, CHAIRS, CHAIRS – For the Arts Everyone has a Seat” Summer Fundraiser

Tuolumne County Arts kicks off their, “Chairs, Chairs, Chairs – For the Arts, Everyone has a Seat” Fundraiser in conjunction with the first ever “Tuolumne County Art Week,” put on by Visit Tuolumne County.

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park donated 36 very unusual chairs to benefit Tuolumne County Arts, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. TCA put out a call to artists to pick up a chair and begin to transform it into a work of art. There will be an auction in late summer, and the highest bidder will have a chair to keep forever or display at their business as supporters of the ARTS.

Would you like to be in on the fun? Artists will be painting and decorating, embellishing and recreating the chairs for two Saturdays during ART week, April 10th and April 18th in Courthouse Park and CHAIRS will be available for pickup! If our 36 chairs are gone you will be able to use one of your own chairs! There is a $25 registration fee to participate and a that includes a limited membership in TCA.

For more information, please go to our website at or you can call us at 209-694-3198 for questions or to reserve a chair.

You will have all summer to complete your project. The auction will be late August, date and location still a work in progress. Each artist is expected to complete the decorating of the chair according to schedule and MUST return the chair for the auction. Your donation will be tax deductible at the value of your chairs selling price. Remember if you LOVE your CHAIR you can always bid to buy it at the fundraiser.

In addition to visiting us in the park, be sure and check out our sidewalk sale, happening in front of our new gallery space across the street at 21 N. Washington Street.

For additional information call or email Jen Lopez, Visit Tuolumne County Marketing Manager at 209-533-4420 or

*Participants must adhere to Covid-19 guidelines that are in effect through Tuolumne County Public Health during the timeframe of Tuolumne County Art Week (4/10-4/18). They also understand that Visit Tuolumne County’s role is to promote Art Week and associated offerings. Participants are responsible for the planning, execution, and any costs of the offering and for obtaining any permissions and/or permits that are applicable.