The Main Event Gallery opens in 2022 with an exhibition of members of the gallery “Art From The Heart”, from February 11 to March 5. The exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 11 with an artists’ reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., 710 Main St., Red Bluff. Artists’ inspirations for their art will be to create what is close to their hearts.
The Tehama County Arts Council and Gallery Committee are planning an exciting year ahead with new works by artists and some well-known favorites. They are making a special appeal to artists who have a large number of their artworks, of at least 15 pieces, to be on call for exhibitions. Artists can apply by emailing multiple images of their artwork to [email protected] for consideration.
For local art lovers, this will mark the start of the sixth year and the celebration of the opening of the Main Event Gallery. In 2017, Ken and Melina Robison, owners of the iconic Bank building built in 1925, showed their heart for the arts by envisioning this space as a community art center and a place for local artists to display their art. .
Three enthusiastic and experienced local art and photography organizations showed up, pooling their knowledge and resources to form a cooperative group of volunteers who organize and oversee what has become the Main Event Gallery.
These organizations, such as the Tehama County Arts Council, Red Bluff Art Association, and Tehama County Photo Club, have long enriched Tehama County communities by sharing their art at hundreds of local businesses, events, and fundraisers. of funds.
Tehama County Arts Council was established 40 years ago in 1982 by the Board of Supervisors. Its purpose has been to serve as a county-wide umbrella organization to support and promote the visual and performing arts, cultivating an appreciation for the arts.
The Red Bluff Art Association was established 66 years ago in 1956 with the goal of providing opportunities for visual art, education and enrichment to the community.
The Tehama County Photo Club was established 17 years ago in 2005 to share knowledge and techniques to improve the skills of photographers and elevate the quality of photography to an art.
Any artist wishing to become part of the Main Event Gallery and exhibit their art can do so by becoming a member of one or more of these three non-profit organizations. Membership information is available in the gallery, or to join the Tehama County Arts Council, go online at www.tehamaarts.org
As the main event gallery is kept open by all-volunteer staff, gallery keepers are needed and much appreciated. Training is available for candidates. Dial (530) 520-5984. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.