Blue Line Arts
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Public arts program with the mission of bringing new artistic works to the city of Roseville.
Program Successes
In its inaugural year, the Roseville Mural Project made possible the creation of 7 new works of public art in Downtown Roseville, with related events and programs designed to engage the whole community. It included the creation and installation of a mosaic mural created by women veterans, and a mural camp for at-risk youth.
Every 3rd Saturday, Blue Line Arts hosts free artist lectures and receptions for current exhibitions. In 2018-2019, Blue Line revived the 3rd Saturday Art Walk, coordinating artist pop ups on businesses along Vernon Street, activating each space with artists on a monthly basis.
Program Successes
Attendance at Art Walks increased by the end of the year by 74%
Over 20 businesses activated. Communication pathways between artists and businesses re-established, web presence and online tools created.
As many as 12 businesses participating in one night during the height of the season.
With support from the California Arts Council, Blue Line Arts provides both art classes and art therapy sessions free of charge to veterans. Some multi-generational programming is available, serving veterans and their families.
Program Successes
Has served over 60 Veterans in the 2018-2019 round of programming, with plans to continue during 2020-2021. The 2019 Women Veteran's Mosaic program resulted in a large- scale work of art that is permanently on display in the Lohse Apartments Lobby in Roseville.

Feedback from participating vets:

"Art processes calm my PTSD symptoms."

"We need art to decompress, to be mindful & creative."

"I will take away more confidence, inspiration for exploring art and trying new things."

"We need these classes on a weekly basis."
Blue Line Arts offers guided school tours and hands-on learning opportunities to school groups and clubs in the local area. Title 1 Schools may participate free of charge through May of 2020. The program is standards-based, and designed to provide fine arts exposure to our area's K-12 students.
Program Successes
Served over 30 school groups during 2019 through early 2020, 18 of which were provided free of charge, including busing fees, to Title 1 Schools. Approximately 750 students provided with fine arts exposure and arts learning that meets state Visual and Performing Arts Standards. We anticipate providing 30 free Tour Talk and Create sessions for under-served schools by May 2020

Plans are in place and funding requests are currently under review for continuing the program free of charge for Title 1 Schools in the 2020-2021 term.

Registrations are ongoing for school groups able to pay the nominal registration fee and cover their own transportation.
Blue Line Arts offers year-round arts programming for youth of all ages. We consider it both a privilege and a calling. When children walk into a creative space, they do more than enter a room- they make a lifelong connection to creativity and a universe of possibilities. Blue Line Arts fosters young creative minds through more that 30 programs each year to help grow a child's confidence, collaboration efforts, socialization, independence. The high-quality creative programs for children ages 0-18 emphasize innovative problem solving that develop and strengthen cognitive thinking skills, motor skills, behavior and relationships with others. Blue Line Arts fills the gap of creative programming, no longer offered in the classroom, at the lowest possible cost or through free scholarships, through interactive lessons and tours - activities that allow kids to experience the arts.

We partner with the Roseville Police Activities League and the City of Roseville to offer low-cost after-school arts programming to local children. Our Tour, Talk and Create program offers a way for local school field trip groups to engage with art in a hands-on way. We offer classes appropriate for home-school groups, after-school enrichment opportunities, and well as 5-day summer camps that cover a range of artistic disciplines.
Program Successes
- Provided scholarships for any child who demonstrated financial need, fully funding their class fee.
- -Provided over 30 youth programs in 2018, amounting in over 542 hours of art instruction for kids!
- Delivered innovative and creative Girl Scout programs allowing girls to develop leadership and problem solving skills.
- Prepare college students for careers in art education and gallery management through our internship program.
- Received a Placer Community Foundation Grant to provide a free Youth Mural Camp to undeserved teens.

Every year, Blue Line Arts offers more than 20 admission-free, innovative, state-of-the-art exhibitions that are experienced and remembered by more than 36,000 visitors. With cultural arts education on the decline - yet viewed by educators and community leaders as a necessity in a healthy, thriving community - Blue Line Arts provides engagement that is compelling and thoughtful. Blue Line Arts is home to five museum-quality exhibition spaces:
- The Coker Family Main Gallery presents the work by nationally and internationally recognized artists, including the Crocker-Kingsley Competition
- The WestPark Workshop Gallery features theme based exhibitions from 500 artists yearly
- The Eli & Edythe Broad Children's Gallery annually exhibits the Next Generation High School Competition (48th year) several youth exhibits to encourage creativity from our youth
Program Successes
In 2018:
- Hosted the Crocker- Kingsley Competition.
- Partnered with the Placer County Breast Cancer Foundation on the Art Bra Show and fundraiser, raising money for breast cancer research.
- Helped create the Placer County Arts Alliance - the first collaboration of its kind in Placer County
- Partnered with the Northern California Dance Conservatory on "The Access Dance Program" fundraiser to bring dance to disabled children at the downtown Roseville studio
- Hosted California's Poet Laureate at Blue Line Arts for a special event featuring the Placer Country Poetry Out Loud student winner; on a Sunday last April.
- Hosted several special events including a members reception "Mahalo" Hawaiian night; All In for the Arts poker night fundraiser; and Lottery for the Arts.

In the past:
-Hosted the 2012 Biennial Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, which had a Third Saturday turnout of over 600 attendees.
- Raised over $25,000 through our annual Lottery For The Arts event in 2012.
- Average of 500 visitors every 3rd Saturday during the 3rd Saturday Art Tour Event in 2012, which brings community members together with artists in every field (increase of 15% from previous year).
- Collaboration with Roseville City School District and Roseville Chamber of Commerce to create exhibitions in locations throughout the community.
Blue Line Arts serves as a catalyst to propel the professional advancement of artists through monthly competitive exhibition opportunities, professional development workshops, marketing efforts, and technique- driven classes taught by artists who are experts in their mediums and include nationally recognized instructors. The goal of these programs is to increase the viability for careers in the arts in our region, and to help individual artists develop through creative advancement and professional know-how.
Program Successes
- Expansion of art education classes for adults over the course of 2018.
- Added an online shop to allow artists to make their work available for sale to a much larger audience.
- Added new professional development workshop series, including classes like Goal Setting for Artists
- Secured opportunities for artists to have professional shots of their work taken, and get professional head shots.
- Provided a regular drop-in art class, with live human nude models, for artists looking to improve drawing an sketching skills.
- Partnered with the Sacramento Regional Community Foundation on the first ever Gloria Burt Fellowship for artists, awarding $10,000 to an artist to realize her vision.
- Began a new Artist 2 Artist Meetup Group to provide networking and information exchange between artists.
- We have the unique opportunity to host world famous artists via the Susan Cooley-Gilliom Artist Residency Teaching Program. Each year, Placer Community Foundation chooses an artist to set up his or her studio at Blue Line Arts, who then teaches two intensive workshops. These workshops are very popular among our visitors and past participants, who usually return for future opportunities. In 2018 we hosted ceramic artist Michelle Gregor for a 3-week residency, including workshops offered for a range of skill levels.