Arts & Culture Commission (AC5)

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  • Opening, September 8! Abstraction in Art, an AC5 Art Passages show at 651 Pine Street, the County's main administration building, featuring the works of acclaimed Contra Costa artists Lynn Glenn, George Rammell,Greg Starnes, and Josef Twirbutt. Building is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; public reception Friday, September 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (See images below)
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  • River Reflections, Call For Art. As users of water from the Mokelumne River (via the East Bay Municipal Utility District), Contra Costa artists of all disciplines are invited to submit works inspired by their water! The project, of the Amador County Arts Council and funded by the State Arts Council, aims to increase awareness of the Mokelumne's beauty and recreational opportunities. Click here for more.
  • Check out our newly launched arts & culture directory and calendar (linked on left), available for your perusal and use. Add your bio, contact information, professional website to the public directory, and your events and shows to the calendar. Spread the word of this great new service!
  • Thanks to all who participated in the 2014 Arts Recognition Awards. We had a great response, highlighting the incredible Contra Costa talent and enthusiasm for the arts. Stay tuned for information on the recipients.
Commission Overview 
To advise the Board of Supervisors in matters and issues relevant to Arts and Culture; to advance the arts in a way that promotes communication, education, appreciation and collaboration throughout Contra Costa County; to preserve, celebrate, and share the arts and culture of the many diverse ethnic groups who live in Contra Costa County; to create partnerships with business and government; to increase communications and understanding between all citizens through art. 

Most importantly, the Commission will promote arts and culture as a vital element in the quality of life for all of the citizens of Contra Costa County. 

 
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(Pictured: Carlos Leal, Richmond High School, Poetry Out Loud, 2013) 
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