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The Modoc County Arts Council

With the cooperation of local businesses, the Modoc County Arts Council has funded the creation and maintenance of beautiful murals in Alturas and several other towns in Modoc County.

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation present the Poetry Out Loud (POL): National Recitation Contest, in partnership with The California Arts Council and The Modoc County Arts Council.

Poetry Out Loud is a program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. 

The 2018 Poetry Out Loud is already in full swing with three Modoc County High Schools sending one finalist each to the POL County Finals, where 2 poems each will be performed in front of an audience and judges.  The winner will go to the State Finals in Sacramento March 18th and 19th, 2018.  The winner of the State final will go to Washington D.C. for the National Contest and a chance to win $20,000! 

County Poetry Out Loud Contest:

February 20th, 2018 -- 5PM

Modoc High School Social Hall

900 N. Main Street

Alturas, CA                                                               (Free Admission)

For information on Poetry Out Loud, and for preparing for the next season,  please see the POL website or email Michelle Ray, MCAC Executive Director.  I will be calling all the area high schools starting in the late spring term to see who is on board for next year.

​POL website: 


The Modoc County Arts Council...

The Missoula Children's Theatre is a yearly tradition in Modoc County made possible by funding from the California Arts Council and local sponsorship as well as donations. It is an event Modocers look forward to every year,  and for years to come.

Missoula Children's Theatre

Involvement in the arts... 

grows your soul.

 The Modoc County Arts Council is working to expand your art experiences in Modoc County. 

Missoula Children's Theatre!

Here is what it's all about...

The Modoc County Arts Council is proud to announce Poetry Out Loud 2018! 

​​Modoc County Arts Council in Alturas, CA

Since 1981, The Modoc County Arts Council has supported the development of artists and programs that inspire and bring the gift of art to every person in Modoc County.  Through the arts we can connect with each other and find common ground; our children can learn to solve problems and think creatively; new people and cultures can be appreciated; we can share our culture with others.  Please join us in supporting the arts in Modoc County!

See below for some of the programs we are funding with the help of local supporters and the California Arts Council.

The Arts in Education Program is made possible from funding through the Modoc Arts Council along with matching funds from the U.S. Department of Education. It provides funding for local artists to teach art to students in a school setting, stressing the importance of creative thinking, problem solving, and positive self-expression as a foundation for the overall well-being of young people. 

Arts in Education

Murals Project

Do you have an idea, suggestion, opinion??? We would love to hear from you! 

Your tax-deductible donation will be used by the Modoc County Arts Council to fund programs that bring the arts to every person in Modoc County.  Simply click on the yellow Donate button below.

Our local community radio station and recording studio! Supported through donations and funding from a grant administered by the Modoc County Arts Council for The Art Center. 

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