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325 N. Main St., P.O. Box 247, Lakeport, CA 95453
Phone 707 263-6658
Fax 707 263-7165


o   Friday May 29 & Saturday May 30 at 7:00 pm, Sunday May 31 at 2:00 pm at Gard Street School in Kelseyville, at the corner of Gard and Park

o   Friday June 5 & Saturday June 6 at 7:00 pm, Sunday June 7 at 2:00 pm at the Weaver Auditorium located upstairs at the Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum, 16435 Morgan Valley Rd, Lower Lake

Night of One-Acts

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o   Prices are as follows:

§  $10 for General seats, $12 for Premium (the first two rows), if ordered prior to the show at either Pieces Boutique (155 N Main St, Lakeport) or online through Brown Paper Tickets, the link for which is on our website at

§  $12 for General, $14 for Premium if bought at the door.

§  Tickets should be made available in approximately two weeks.

June 4
Writing Workshop With Mary McMillan, former Poet Laureate of Lake Co; Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, 6:30 ~ 8:30, free.

5:30 PM

Music is by the lively Brittain Family Band
Main Street Gallery,
325 N. Main Street,

Cache Creek
is pouring .

Sunday June 7

Lake County Youth Orchestra Concert

CLPA presents the Lake County Youth Orchestra.
Featuring new string classes funded by the Lake County Wine Alliance


Children 18 and under-- free
Season ticket holders--free

Mark your calendars!
 13th annual Eco Arts Lake County Sculpture Walk opens June 7th!

 A unique seasonal art experience including sculpture, poetry, music, performance art, and dance not to be missed! 


The Opening Reception/Art Happening will take place from 10am to 1pm

Located at the Trailside Park off Hwy 175 and Dry Creek Cutoff, 5 minutes outside of Middletown.

For map on how to get there go to:  t!map/c1wwb

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Classic Movies 2015

Key Largo

Enjoy your favorite classic movie on the big screen in the beautiful Soper-Reese Theatre.

Donations graciously accepted at the box office. (Tickets are not available online.)

Doors open at 12:30. Movie begins at 1:00 pm.

Evening Show
Doors open at 5:30 pm. Movie begins at 6:00 pm

June 13, 2015

Returning after its Knock Out Performance Last Year!

Well known as capable heirs and nouveau pioneers of the music of Django Reinhardt, this dynamic group plays an exhilarating blend of gypsy swing, jazz, and world music!

Doors Open at 6:30pm
Showtime -- 7:00pm 

Reserved Seating:
    Table Seats - $20  
    Center Loge - $18.00
    Side Loge - $15.00

Third Friday Gala reception is coming up on June 19th from 6-8pm at

Gallery days and hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.

15210 Lakeshore Drive

Clearlake, CA 95422


We have decided to continue having our Gala Art Reception on the 3rd Friday 6 pm as we have for the past 3 years. Thank you for supporting the gallery as so many of you have.

 We look forward to seeing you either at our Art Reception or during our regular business hours Tuesday-Saturday 10-4. We are located at 15210 Lakeshore Drive Clearlake

 If you would like to join as an artist or have questions about joining contact Melinda Young at .

Saturday, June 19 at 6:00pm

Sunday, June 20 at 12:00 pm 
Sunday, June 20 at 6:00 pm

Antoinette's Dance School Showcase

Presented by Antoinette's School of Dance & the Lakeport Dance Center

Enjoy performances by Antoinette's students from 2 years old thru adults!  The show includes dancers from Sheila LaVine's Jazz Factory.

General Assigned Seats --$15

Tickets are ONLY AVAILABLE thru the Lakeport Dance Center at 93 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport or Call 263-5617. For more info. check their Facebook page (Lakeport Dance Center).

La Voce del Vento Chamber Series

Soper Reese Theatre presents

Encore Performance

Produced by Gary Miller 

Brass Quartet

Sunday, June 21, 2015

 3:00 pm

$20 reserved Table Seats

$15 reserved Loge Seats

Free - 18 years & younger

Main Street Gallery

Don't Forget the First Friday Fling
at the Main Street Gallery in Lakeport.
See the new art, meet the new artists,
enjoy refreshments and entertainment,
always free, and savor the quality wines available for
a small charge.

More information here...

The Lake County Arts Council is a self-funded non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to:

  • Assist artists of all disciplines to create and market their work;

  • Assist residents of Lake County to find and enjoy local art and artists;

  • Assist in the creation and marketing of entertainment
    and entertainment venues in Lake;

  • Create a positive image in California and around the world
    for the arts in Lake County.

In addition, we seek to have fun with and inform our membership. Being a member of the LCAC has its own rewards. Being a volunteer is more satisfying yet.

 Diana Liebe classes for adults at the Main Street Gallery

  Wednesday afternoons from 1-4:00pm ONGOING Beginning watercolors
Adults and teens age 12 and up are welcome.
Space is limited so please preregister with the Main Street Gallery at 263-6658
 OR email or call Diana at  707-245-7512


Earth and Fire Pottery, est. 1982

Functional Pottery
Ongoing classes in throwing and hand building
Classrooms in Upper Lake and Kelseyville.

More info at

or call 490-7168

An opportunity to draw from a live model ~ no instructor
Group meets from 1-4pm on the 2nd Sat and the 4th Wed of every month.

The Tallman Hotel in Upper Lake has a new outdoor Sculpture Walk exhibit of 14 sculptures in their gardens.

 All of the artists have participated in the Middletown EcoArt Sculpture Walk. Be sure to stop by the Tallman Hotel and take a tour and see the sculptures.

Summer Youth Art Camp 2015

The Main Street Gallery will again host the Summer Youth Art Camp.  This is the fourth year this popular program has been sponsored by the gallery.  It serves as an outreach program to inspire our youth to explore the world of art and have fun during the summer months.  Preparations for this year’s program are in the inception stages.   The schedule for classes will be mid-June through July.  These are day classes lasting two-three hours.  Class fees are minimal.  All supplies are provided.  Students will complete a project by the end of class which they can take home.  The gallery accepts Visa or Mastercard.   Look for additional information regarding classes, etc., in May.  Volunteers and donations are welcome for this valuable program.  Questions and further information can be directed to Barbara Funke, Chair, at 279-4193.

LOOKING FOR: Crafters and Vendors for an upcoming event on May 30th at Konocti Vista Casino Resort and Marina.


We are hosting the annual Wood and Glory boat and car show here and are looking for Vendors and crafters that would like to be a part of a fun filled day. The Vendor spaces are 10x10 and the event will run from 8am to 3pm.

Contact Heather Begun at Konocti Vista Casino for fee info

The 13th Annual Home Wine and Beer Makers Festival is now accepting applications for all areas of participation,


Food Vendors, Art and Crafts and Amateur  Wine and Beer makers.  Our event will be on June 27, 2015 in Library Park in downtown Lakeport on the waters of beautiful  Clear Lake from 1 to 5 pm.

Contact Ed Bublitz at for an application to participate and a copy of the One Day Business License the City of Lakeport requires if you are not already licensed.

Please return the application as soon as possible to help us organize this event.

Thank you,  Ed Bublitz,   707-277-8172

Wake the Creativity Within

Free Workshops….the next one is Tuesday June 16th!

Join us in exploration of self, releasing inner talents shy about coming out. Follow the labyrinth to a more content self through the means introduced using crayons, paper mache, batting and other simple “tools”. Discover how sharing in a safe, non-threatening environment opens one to unrealized possibilities; from chrysalis to butterfly.

Facilitated by Karen Davis (aka julia regina) artist of many years.

Funded by Mental Health Services Act Prevention & Early Intervention mini-grant to benefit underserved older adults.

PLACE: Middletown Senior Center Creativity Room
DATE: 3rd Tuesday monthly
TIME: 10:00 am to 12:00
CONTACT: Karen at 707/987-9642 or

The Mission of Middletown Art Center is to provide a vibrant cultural center that integrates art education,
exhibition and cultural enrichment for Middletown and other Lake County communities.

Lake County Wine Studio and artist/teacher Anna Sabalone
are presenting monthly Wine and Art classes through September


Learn how to create art in various mediums step by step with Anna during the 2-1/2 hour class while you enjoy sipping on a glass of fine Lake County wine.  Each class will focus on a different art medium.  Classes will be held monthly at $40/pp.

More info here... 

Art Center Ukiah   Artist Opportunities 2015


 Juried Show.  Original work can be paintings, mixed media, fiber, sculpture, ceramic and photography with the requirement that finished works do not exceed 12” x 12” in size. All work must be ready to hang or display. Deadline for art submissions September 3, 2015.  Opening reception Friday, September 4th.  Entry fee is $10 per piece.  Entry forms available at the Corner Gallery 201 S. State St., Ukiah or email Art Center Ukiah 201 S. State St. Ukiah, Ca, 462-1400

 Life Drawing will be happening at Middletown Art Center Saturday May 30th 10am-1pm.


The next Life Drawing session is May 30, 10am-1pm. Bring your own supplies, even messy ones, and an easel if you prefer that to the table and chairs that are provided. Please prepay online at


. Go to the classes tab, then the"purchase classes" tab, use the drop down menu to find life drawing.


The session will be cancelled if there are too few participants to cover costs. Your payment will be applied to the next session. Please contact Alana to let her know you are coming. There is a link on the website, but just in case:
Life Drawing at the Middletown Art Center.....Children's art classes
Link to Middletown Art Center page on this site
Link to Middletown Art Center website

We have decided to continue having our Gala Art Reception on the 3rd Friday 6 pm as we have for the past 3 years. Thank you for supporting the gallery as so many of you have.

We look forward to seeing you either at our Art Reception or during our regular business hours Tuesday-Saturday 10-4. We are located at 15210 Lakeshore Drive Clearlake

Here is the list of Summer Art Classes for children being offered at The Art House Gallery.


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Lake County Theater Company logo link
Soper-Reese Community Theater link

Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum link
Theatrical Notices of various kinds
performances, auditions, meetings, etc. Please send us your information for posting

Community Theater Green Room... -

This is a website and blog you will probably value if you love theater and are interested in theater arts.

For listings of some of the area theaters

Theatre Bay Area

Family Movies showing at Lakeport Library and Redbud Library

Lakeport Library will show family-friendly movies on the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. and the second Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. except for holidays. The movie selection will feature current releases and old favorites, and will include both animated and live-action films. The free program is open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. For more details call the library at 263-8817.

Redbud Library shows family-friendly movies on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. For more details call the library at 994-5115

Library events are posted on the library's Google calendar

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Mendo Lake Singers meets at 7PM Tuesdays in the Four Square Church, 1125 Martin St., Lkprt. Ladies aged 16 and older are invited to learn to sing 4 part harmony, make new friends and have fun. Info: Chris, 263-5215 or Betty Lou, 263-4721.

Music Bulletins and Rhythmic Information


Link to CLPA site



Konocti Fiddle Club icon  
The Konocti Fiddle Club plays for all occasions. more...
The Old Time Fiddlers Association

Ely Stage Stop will be having a craft/art Market Place event along with their Fiddlers’ Jam on Sunday April 12th from 10am-2pm. 

The stage stop is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road (Highway 281) in Kelseyville, near Clearlake Riviera, just north of Highway 29 at Kit's Corner.

In March Ely Stage Stop had 28 musicians and about 150 attendees.  With the musicians and the added artists/crafters Market Place event they are looking forward to having even more attending this fun event. 


Please contact Vonn at or call 998-8018 to become involved, to get a copy of their flyer or have any questions.

Link to My Divas

Irish Music and More
Every First Tuesday at the Blue Wing Saloon and Cafe in Upper Lake
6 to 8 PM
With background music by

For information about the fun event and more great bands, click on the link to the "Rhythm & Brews" website

The duo of Native American Music Awards nominee flautist and composer Keving Village Stone and guitarist and singer Lindy Day

  • Kevin Village Stone and Lindy Day
    specializing in music for wineries, casinos, clubs, black-tie venues, and private parties.
  • The duo Lindy Day and Kayla Bell rocks out as:
  • Ailura Fate
    Indie rock alternative originals, covers, and dance music.
    NEW sound samples just posted!

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Media Notices
Art Media or Media About the Arts

KPFZ has a new website.

        "Big Art" is the name of the show.     The show relates to anything having to do with art and artists in Lake County.  I believe that there are a lot of artists in Lake County who could use a voice to represent them and inform Lake County listeners about local artists and art events.  
       I'm open to any suggestions on improvements or volunteers to help me with getting the word out. If any of you have information about art events or art education in Lake County that needs to be mentioned, feel free to call me during the show 263-3435. Also, for the future, you can email me with pertinent information that I can mention in future shows. Most of all, I would like to schedule artist interviews for the shows, either to be interviewed live at the radio station or live by phone.
       I hope you will be able to tune in and maybe participate by calling in with some interesting information about art happenings or just to talk about art and artists in Lake County. In advance, thank you for your support.
From Sherry Harris, last Tuesday of every month on KPFZ 88.1 FM. from 1-2pm.


Eugenie Steinman's interest in helping incarcerated people began 15 years ago when she began teaching poetry at the Lake County Juvenile hall, as a project of the Lake County Arts Council.

Now, she hosts a show called Radio Jail on KPFZ 88.1FM at 6PM every Suday except the last Sunday of the month.
The whole purpose of it is to bring the outside in, Steinman said.

Because of the program, children have been able to singhappy birthday to their fathers in jail and women have been able to "tell their lovers that they miss them."

"I call myself an ombudsman from the outside to inside," she said. "When people hear the words 'jail' or 'prisoners' they immediately don't want to see it or think about it."

"I am tryuing to shed some light to let people see what is going on," she added.

Writers' Circle

First Thursday of the month,
6:30-8:30 p.m. to share writings, give constructive feedback or just listen and enjoy.
With former Poet Laureate Mary McMillan

Main Street Gallery
325 N. Main St., Lakeport

Lake County Writers
meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month
at the Lower Lake Historic Schoolhouse Museum.
The group welcomes interested writers of all levels and genres.
Also, do not forget the
Family Open Mics
Around Clear Lake!


Of course, all of these events are free and open to the public.
More information Here....

Casey Carney

Every Sunday evening is the ELYSEUM Writers Workshop at Harbin Hot Springs, 6pm to 7:30pm
(with us usually having dinner/coffee together afterward).

Founded seven years ago in San Francisco,
ELYSEUM continues to feature wonderful,
stimulating writing exercises and prompts,
group critique/sharing, guest facilitators
and a monthly featured reader showcase.
As incentive to join us, Harbin offers a $10 discount off admission if attending the workshop.

Contact for more information. Visit us at http://elyseumwritersworkshop.


Photo caption: Former and Current Poets Laureate (from the right): James Blue Wolf (2000 – 2003), Carolyn Wing Greenlee (2004 – 2006), Elaine Watt (2012 – 2014), Casey Carney (2014 – 2016), Russell Gonzaga (2010 – 2012), Mary McMillan (2008 – 2010). Missing from photo: Jim Lyle (1998 – 2000) and Sandra Wade (2006 – 2008).
According to Carney, “I passionately believe in the power of expressive language in helping an individual find one’s voice in the world, to strengthen that voice once found, and to share and connect that expression in the community. Originally from Southern California, I have been magnetized to live in Northern California and Lake County in particular. There is a powerful, creative and healing energy here, along with the profound need for it.  Lake County feels like home to me and I often reflect its beauty and complexity in my poetry.”
As the Lake County Poet Laureate, she will facilitate opportunities for poets and creative writers to share their work, through public readings in galleries, coffee shops, community centers, and other venues. She will also reach out to various community organizations and underserved populations to increase the access to and visibility of poetry in Lake County. And, utilizing her background as a special educator and her connections to Lake County schools through teaching, she will promote the experience of poetry workshops in the school setting, particularly with at-risk youth and children with special needs.
California poetry events, see this online calendar:

Theresa Whitehill Poetry, Writing,
Letterpress Broadsides
Web Log: Investigative Poetics

2nd Sunday in Willits
Willits Open Reading
7:00 pm, Every second Sunday
Open reading, any art form welcome
at the Muse, 30 East Francisco Avenue, Willits
Contact: David Partch, 707 459-7054

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