Blue Line Arts

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$25,000 Goal

For over 55 years, Blue Line Arts has been an active community resource and creative hub in Roseville's downtown corridor. Our small yet mighty team produces contemporary art exhibitions, educational arts opportunities for all ages, and community-based public art projects and events.  

Under new leadership since 2018, our organization has expanded art program offerings for all ages, including our year round youth and adult education programs, Tour Talk & Create program for K-12 students, our Veterans in the Arts programming, and a new foray into public art commissions and events.

A Brief History:
1964: Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) - under the name Roseville Community Projects.
1974: Purchased and moved into the historic 'Haman House'.
2003: Through a capital campaign, developed a space initially donated by the Tsakopoulos family. Entered into a long-term lease with the City of Rosevilleat 405 Vernon St.
2008: Grand opening of Roseville Arts - Blue Line Gallery, a 5,500 sq. ft. gem of an exhibition venue featuring five internal gallery spaces
2011: Began partnering with the Placer Community Foundation to host the Susan Cooley-Gilliom Artist in Residency and Teaching program, housing world-renowned artists to teach local artists and students.
2012: Formed partnership with the Kingsley Art Club and the Crocker Art Museum and became the host of the biennial Crocker-Kingsley art competition.
2013: Rebranded as Blue Line Arts, increased youth scholarships, and featured inaugural music programming.
2015: Acquired the Arts & Business Council of the Sacramento Region, serving the six county region through professional development for artists and arts organizations, and administering regional arts awards through the Gloria Burt Artist Fellowship.
2018: Launched a pilot program for women veterans, marking the start of our ongoing Veterans in the Arts therapy programming.
2019: Launched the first Roseville Mural Project, marking the beginning of our organization's involvement in public art programming.
2020: Re-branded the Arts & Business Council of the Sacramento Region as the Sacramento Alliance for Regional Arts, moving it out from under the Blue Line umbrella into an independent nonprofit led by regional arts professionals in order to raise awareness and support for artists and arts organizations in the region. In 2020, our organization adopted a formal equity policy and reaffirmed our commitment to championing diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in our programs and practices.

Giving Activity


Blue Line Arts is a regional cultural hub committed to fostering impactful arts experiences.

Through exhibitions, educational programming, and public arts initiatives, we support a full creative life for all and strive to create vibrant community through the arts.

To support a full creative life for all, Blue Line Arts commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive and equitable nation.


Our gallery showcases emerging local artists and international talent, and brings access to a wide range of fine arts experiences to Placer County and Sacramento residents. Unrestricted funding raised during Big Day of Giving helps us cover costs associated with producing exhibitions, making necessary maintenance and repairs to our space, and ensuring our venue can remain admission-free.

Blue Line Arts offers classes for all ages and abilities at the lowest cost possible, or for free to under-served audiences. We offer a scholarship program to waive class fees for applicants who demonstrate financial need. Unrestricted funding allows us flexibility to make sure our programs are responsive to community needs and available at the lowest cost possible.

If you are interested in making a contribution of goods & services, we are in need of the following:

Original artworks

Art supplies & equipment

Office supplies & equipment

White speakers

LED bulbs

DSLR & tripod

New Receiver

Disposable serverware & event supplies

We are always looking for volunteers to help with all of the fun activities going on at the gallery. Volunteering is a great way to get to know our local arts community. You can submit an application at

We are currently seeking volunteers with specialized skills in the areas of: general contractor, office assistant, art program assistant, docent, photography, videography, graphic design, and bookkeeping.

Equity Statement

To support a full creative life for all, Blue Line Arts commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive and equitable nation.

Organization Data


Organization name

Blue Line Arts

other names


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Funding: Program, In-Kind Donations, Volunteers, Board Members, Technology

Demographics Served

Youth & Children, Low-income individuals/families, General population

Counties Served

Placer, Sacramento

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


405 Vernon St. #100
Roseville, CA 95678

Service areas

Sacramento County, CA, US

Placer County, CA, US



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