One of the great thing about living in Madera County is the sheer number of artists throughout the region. We've been told the area boasts more artists per capita than anywhere else in country. Considering how many amazing works of art you can find at the numerous galleries throughout the region, we're inclined to believe that little stat.
There are a couple of special events coming up in the art community that we thought we'd pass along.
During the next eight months a painting entitled "A Day At Fresno Flats" will journey to participating businesses and community sites in Oakhurst. This watercolor painting was donated by artist Diane Astier as a fundraiser for roof repairs in the Historic Village and Park at Fresno Flats.
Raffle tickets are $1.00 each and are available from SHSA Board members or businnesses where this painting is shown. The drawing will be held in December 2011 at Fresno Flats.
The painting is on display at Sierra Telephone business office at the present time, and will move to community sites throughout the coming months.
For further informatiion call: 683-7071.
The Madera County Arts Council will soon be resuming their popular concerts in the park series. These concerts in the beautiful Lions Town and Country Park. The concerts range through nearly every genre of music you can think of, from country to rock, blues to big band. They are a great way to meet up with friends, enjoy the beautiful settings and some great music, all for free.
If you're looking for arts-related attractions, the Madera County Arts Council has just recently released their much-anticipated Cultural Arts map of Madera County. The beautiful brochure details popular attractions, and a few hidden gems, to help you get acquainted with all the amazing art opportunities throughout Madera County. You can pick it up at many attractions throughout the region, including our visitor centers in Oakhurst and at the Fossil Discovery Center in Chowchilla. It will soon be up on their website as well. The brochure serves as a great reminder that we live in an amazing area, and why so many people love to visit.