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Our Mission

The Tehama County Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to serving the community by cultivating an appreciation for the arts, providing artistic opportunities and events, and sponsoring and supporting local artists and artistic endeavors. Established in 1982 by the Tehama County Board of Supervisors to promote visual and performing arts as well as other cultural endeavors in Tehama County. the TCAC has coordinated, sponsored, funded, produced, and participated in hundreds of local arts events.

Who We Are

Tehama County Arts Council is a State-Local Partner with the California Arts Council since 1985. The California Arts Council is a state agency founded in 1976 for the purpose of advancing California through the arts and culture, their expression, participation, and employment of artists. The CAC receives funding from the state’s annual budget, the California Arts License Plate, a Keep Arts in Schools tax return fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts. They fund many grant programs with a vision of a California where all lives are enriched by access to and participation in a diverse spectrum of art and cultural experiences, and the arts ecosystems reflect contributions from all diverse populations. A State-Local Partner is the county designated organization that supports arts and cultural activity in service to individual artists, art organizations, and the communities throughout the county. We are honored to be that organization. 

Board of Directors

A volunteer Board of Directors directs the TCAC’s activities. Our funding comes from membership dues, event ticket sales, community donations, fundraising, and grant monies which are used to support various county arts-related events and projects. Over the years, TCAC board members have included many familiar and prominent Tehama County personalities and artists. Some have been artists or performers themselves, but all board members share a passion for the arts and want to support and encourage artistic endeavors throughout the county.

Lisa DeFonte​, Chairman

Angie Huffman, Vice Chair

Toni Gaylord, Secretary

Chrissie Hamilton Clapp, Treasurer

Robert McConnell

Barbara Luzzadder

Abigail Stockinger

Board membership is limited to 15 volunteers. Candidates must be TCAC members in good standing and be able to work cooperatively with a fun group of dedicated volunteers to promote the Arts in Tehama County. New Board Members must be approved during a regular business meeting.

We welcome you to join us at the Board of Directors monthly meeting every 3rd Wednesday at 6:00 PM at 724 Main Street, Red Bluff, California.

We are an organization that functions as an umbrella organization to encourage and support all the arts countywide

and are membership supported.

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