So much is happening in the Cultural Arts in the Roseville area. The City of Roseville is delighted to bring you this web-site to facilitate your journey through the arts... feel free to check the following pages to obtain further arts related information.
PlacerArts is the Arts Council of Placer County, a non-profit public benefit agency founded in 1983 and the designated state-local partner of the California Arts Council for the County of Placer. PlacerArts is supported in part by the County of Placer, the city of Auburn and the city of Roseville. PlacerArts is a catalyst for the arts and humanities in Placer County. Our purpose is:
- to promote arts education in schools and communities, arts and cultural organizations, arts businesses and professional and emerging artists of all disciplines;
- to support quality, affordable and accessible programs and services to residents and the visiting public;
- to provide technical assistance to affiliate agencies and artists;
- to cooperate with other agencies in the county, the Sierra Nevada region and the state to maximize resources; and
- to advocate for public and private investment in the arts and humanities.
Every 3rd Saturday, galleries and art-friendly venues in Downtown and Historic Old Town Roseville and the Downtown Library at 225 Taylor Street host a reception-style event, offering a wide variety of exhibited art, complete with music, food and a chance to meet the artists. Art Walk times are 6-9 p.m. For more information, venue locations and a map, go to www.3rdsatartwalk.com. For more information contact Roseville Parks & Recreation Cultural Arts at (916) 780-2787.
Cultural Art Adult Classes
Classes offered by the Roseville department of Parks and Recreation. View the latested Adult Recreation Guide for more information.
Cultural Art Youth Classes
Classes offered from the City of Roseville, Parks and Recreation. View the latest Recreation Guide for more information.
This not-for-profit membership organization has been a valuable community resource for more than 40 years. Its main gallery features group and individual exhibitions with local, regional and national representation. Its Children's Gallery and annual Family Arts Festival provide ongoing opportunities for children. And Roseville Arts' tours transport residents to cultural events throughout the West Coast. Roseville Arts is temporarily housed at NEC Electronics on Foothills Boulevard but will soon return to Downtown Roseville in its new, state-of-the-art Blue Line Gallery at 405 Vernon Street. www.rosevillearts.org or (916) 783-4117.
Civic Theatre West (formerly Magic Circle Theatre)
Presenting a full schedule of musicals, mysteries, comedies, children's theater, youth musical workshops and concerts in the historic Roseville Theater.
241 Vernon Street, Roseville. (916)782-1777.
Museums and Education Centers
Created by the Roseville Chamber of Commerce Revitalization Committee for visitors, new residents to our area, and long-time inhabitants seeking a reaquaintance with the past. Highly recommended: The walking tour of historic Roseville.
557 Lincoln Street, Roseville, CA 95678. (916) 773-3003.
Maidu Museum and Historic Site
Graced by oak trees and bordered by the Linda Creek/Strap Ravine, this nature area offers a loop trail that takes you past ancient petroglyphs (rock art) and hundreds of bedrock mortars (acorn grinding holes), evidence of Nisenan (Southern Maidu) occupation of the site for thousands of years. Inside the museum you'll find exhibits portraying the Maidu way of life.
1970 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville, CA 95661. (916) 774-5934.
Roseville Telephone Museum
Come learn a little bit of history at one of the most extensive collections of antique telephones and memoriabilia in the nation. Admission is free!
Located in Historic Roseville. (916) 786-1621.
Roseville Utility Exploration Center
Created out of the city’s belief that sustainability is a principle to live by, the Roseville Utility Exploration Center (RUEC) is a one-of-a-kind environmental learning center focused on bringing visitors information on protecting natural resources in a fun, engaging way. The RUEC is housed within the Martha Riley Library building, currently undergoing certification as the city’s first LEED-certified green building. Designed for active community use, the center provides a lively combination of hands-on exhibits with a Learning Lab for demonstrations, presentations and workshops.
1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. (916) 746-1550
Related Art Links
California Arts Council
Encourages artistic awareness, participation, and expression; to help independent local groups develop their own arts programs; to promote the employment of artists and those skilled in crafts in both the public and private sector; to provide for the exhibition of art works in public buildings throughout California.
Crocker Arts Museum
The leading arts institution in the Sacramento Valley, the Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art, with an emphasis on the original Crocker family donation of California art and European drawings, contemporary northern California art and, more recently, of East Asian painting and international ceramics.
216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. (916) 264-5423.
The mission of the One Root Festival is to create an environment for all people to share and experience cultural traditions by celebrating the oneness in the community through a diversity of food, arts, and music.