Events: Sutter Creek – A Taste of the Arts2018-03-10T22:09:46+00:00

Sutter Creek Events

A Taste of the Arts
March 10th, 2018

A Taste of the Arts is an annual one-day intensive “mini arts institute” that has been presented by AmadorArts locally since 2011. Attendees return again and again for the thrill of choosing three 90-minute workshops from over 20 options, given by some of the area’s top artists. The event specifically targets adults and junior and high school students.

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The cost for three 90 minute classes, supplies included (one exception), is $35 for adults; $15 for junior and high school students.

Don’t miss this fun-filled day on Saturday, March 10th on the campus of Amador High School, 330 Spanish St., in Sutter Creek. Pre-registration is required. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, with a maximum of 15-20 students for most classes. Therefore it’s important to register early.

Registration will begin January 2 through February 19th. website will have the entire Form to complete and pay with a payment through PayPal. The website also has a complete list of artists, their bios, and class descriptions.

A brochure will also be available with the Registration Form and can be mailed in with payment.

For more information and class schedules, visit

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“Although John Sutter’s sawmill was about forty miles away, Sutter Creek is in the heart of the California Gold Country. Sutter made camp here, trying to avoid the gold rush crowds, but miners soon spilled in and made the town. Mining boomed and then faded…making way for today’s contagion: wine fever. In and around Sutter Creek you can mosey along sidewalks shaded by filigreed balconies.”  – New York Times 36 Hours

Yesterday & Today

The town derives it’s name Sutter Creek after John Sutter. Sutter as early as 1844, had in pursuit of timber, established whipsawing pits and an outdoor manufacturing business named Pine Woods. It was this area near the creek, which runs behind City Hall, that became the site of new and permanent settlement. It is told the settlement started because of a single tent raised there for miners to use on rainy Sundays when they could not get to Jackson or Drytown. Sutter Creek truly established itself permanently when Gold quartz was discovered in 1851 and the became a major supply center.

Among other notable historic landmarks like Knight Foundry and the nearby Kennedy Mine, visitors should take some time to enjoy the historic wine country surrounding Sutter Creek. Wine production in the area dates back one hundred fifty years, when pioneers seeking their fortunes in gold found the ideal climate for growing wine grapes. Today Amador County boasts over 25 wineries and is famous for its red Zinfandels.