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Looking for a Fun & Educational Summer Day Camp?

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MARIPOSA COUNTY–The Mariposa County Arts Council (Arts Council) and Sierra Foothill Conservancy (SFC) have the pleasure of presenting their 2024 Art + Environmental Education Summer Day Camp! This day camp receives support from the Mariposa County Unified School District’s Expanded Learning Opportunity program. Tailored for TK-6th grade students in Mariposa County, this place-based, outdoor education program is a collaborative effort. ...

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Public Feedback Sought for New Art Projects in Midpines

MIDPINES–The Mariposa County Planning Department and Arts Council invite the community to submit constructive feedback for new public art projects. The projects will be located in Midpines County Park . They will be created by local artists, Abby Miller, Anna Friedland, and Lx (Alex) Lewis as a part of the Working Lands, Working Artists project. The public may view concepts, see ...

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MOTG Presents JNX and Mike Hammar & The Nails

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MARIPOSA — Local metal trio JNX will make their Music on the Green debut on Friday, July 28. Crushing, aggressive, and raw are a few descriptions of the band. Brothers Jonah and Xavier Dacanay have been influenced by bands such as Van Halen, Metallica, and Pantera. These young rockers strive to carry the torch in the metal genre for younger generations. ...

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Music on the Green Presents Night Wolf and Randy Mandy

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MARIPOSA — On Friday, July 21, Music on the Green presents Night Wolf. Night Wolf is a Latino rock band from the Fresno area featuring Mariposa County local Austin Ridenhour on drums and joined by Ernesto Cordero Jr., Chris Hernandez, and Anthony Valenzuela. Night Wolf made their debut for Music on the Green in 2022 to a warm welcome from the ...

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Music on the Green Presents The Trespassers & Home Tonight

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MARIPOSA — The Trespassers will perform for Music on the Green on Friday, July 14. This is one of the two performances The Trespassers will do for 2023, so don’t miss your chance to hang out at the Arts Park with one of Mariposa’s most legendary bands! In their nineteenth year as a band with the original four members, The ...

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Music on the Green to Host Skull Country and Little Tiger

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MARIPOSA — Skull Country will make their Music on the Green debut on Friday, July 7. From the mind of long-time Music on the Green performer and Calaveras county music producer/performer Nicholas Lefler comes the Western band Skull Country. Mixing roots of country western music and Spanish guitar, Skull Country designs timeless music for film, western bars, and one’s nostalgic ...

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Music on the Green Hosts The Jespersons and The Soul Galaxy

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MARIPOSA — Music on the Green will feature two of Mariposa’s favorite local bands on June 30 and July 1. On Friday, June 30, husband and wife duo The Jespersons return to the Green. Jared Jesperson is a multi-instrumentalist, mainly playing guitar with the group and Kaye Jesperson plays cello bass and is the lead vocalist and songwriter. On Saturday, ...

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MOTG to Host DK and the Ritz & Yosemite Songwriter Retreat

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MARIPOSA — On Friday, June 23, Music on the Green will feature DK and the Ritz, a blend of old favorites from the 1940s through the soft sounds of folk rock. Based on vocal harmonies and sweetly played piano and acoustic guitar music, DK and the Ritz brings back our favorite memories in music. With the soft powerful vocals of ...

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Yosemite Renaissance 37 Returns to Circle Gallery

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MADERA — The prestigious Yosemite Renaissance 37 exhibit has returned to the Madera County Arts Council at Circle Gallery! Their mission is “to motivate artists to develop diverse interpretations of Yosemite and its varied landscapes.” There are many excellent art pieces that you definitely won’t want to miss, so we’ll see you there! Each year Circle Gallery has themed exhibitions ...

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Mariposa Arts Council Seeks Letters of Intent for Projects

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MARIPOSA COUNTY — Mariposa County and the Mariposa Arts Council have been awarded an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to work with artists to develop creative placemaking projects and artistic interventions that support the County’s Agriculture and Working Lands Conservation Plan (AWLCP). Specifically, the Arts Council and the Planning Department would like to work with ...

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