Missoula Children's Theatre!

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2022 Update!
​We are partnering with the USFS Modoc National Forest to paint a wild horse mural on a building in Alturas.

Our existing murals are due for maintenance as well.


Big News! The Modoc County Arts Council has taken over the running of KILN LP 99.1 FM  from the Art Center. Expect big changes and more community content in the coming months. This is Modoc's local community radio station and recording studio! Supported through donations and funding from a grant administered by the Modoc County Arts Council. 

Check out The KILN

KILN LP 99.1 FM  Community Radio

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. 

Poetry Out Loud Winners! Gracie Cockrell, a senior from Surprise Valley High School, won the SVHS school contest and then went on to win our Modoc County Poetry Out Loud Contest which was held via Zoom from Modoc High School at 10 AM February 8th, 2022. Priscilla Perez, a senior at Modoc High School, won her school contest and competed in the County contest as a finalist, winning second place. Our third finalist was Alexis Hill of Surprise Valley. Brennan Martinez and Evaya Fernandez placed 2nd and 3rd in their school contest and are pictured below with their teacher, Heather Bordwell of SVHS. Heather has taken Poetry Out Loud and made it a part of her curriculum which is great for everyone!

Gracie prepared three videos for the California State Poetry Out Loud final in March. She did well but did not place. Gracie has been a champion at her school and in Modoc County since she was a freshman.

Poetry Out Loud is a wonderful program for teachers and students and is very valuable for confidence, poise, and appreciation of the arts.

Poetry Out Loud is a wonderful program for teachers and students and is very valuable for confidence, poise, and appreciation of the arts. To read more about the program check out their website at www.poetryoutloud.org   -- students start picking out poems and memorizing two or three of them in the fall of the school year. Please tell your teachers that you would like POL to be part of the class curriculum!

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.  

Go here! POL website:  http://www.poetryoutloud.org 


Call Us: +1.5302332870

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 Modoc County Arts Council

The Modoc County Arts Council...

2023!    Auditions for the 2023 Missoula Children's Theater will be held Monday, February 13th, 3:30PM at the Niles Theater in Alturas. The  performances  will be held Saturday February 18th, at 1:00 PM and at 4:00 PM at the Niles Theater in Alturas, California. Please check back  in the late fall  for the audition letter -- practice times and more information.

Tickets will be sold in the box office at the time of the show.  

Involvement in the arts... 

grows your soul.

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

High School Finalists from the Surprise Valley HIgh School Contest:

From left to right: Gracie Cockrell 1st, Brennan Martinez 3rd, Allexis Hill 2nd, Heather Borewell Teacher, Evaya Fernandez 4th.

Missoula Children's Theatre

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

Art  Classes and Teaching Opportunities

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In partnership with the Alturas Art Center, The Modoc County Arts Council is providing funding to compensate Art Instructors who teach a minimum of eight sessions of an art class to a minimum of five students . Classes are typically 8 weeks long. For more information, if you want to teach a class or be a student, please go to The Art Center -- Alturas Facebook Page (Link below) or call 530-233-2574, or email alturasartcenter@gmail.com 

Winner of 2022 Modoc High School Poetry Out Loud Contest and 2nd place winner of the Modoc County 2022 Poetry Out Loud Contest:  Priscilla Perez !

Winner of 2022 Modoc County Poetry Out Loud Contest:  Gracie Cockrell of Surprise Valley High School! 


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

Murals Project

​​Modoc County Arts Council in Alturas, CA

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.

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.

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.