Be Inspired. Be Creative. Be Entertained.
The icons of Yosemite National Park, the beauty of the Sierra Nevada and the verdant farms of the San Joaquin Valley have inspired countless artists over the years. From paintings of lush vineyards to stunning photographs of Half Dome, you can find these works of art at galleries and museums throughout Madera County. It's no wonder the region has a reputation for housing more artists per capita than anywhere else in the nation!
Each October, celebrate the arts with a one of kind art tour, the Sierra Art Trails. This open-house gallery tour showcases paintings, sculptures, photography and more from artists throughout the region. The annual tour attracts thousands of art lovers each year, some traveling from hundreds of miles away to capture that special piece of art they are sure to discover.
California's Gateway to Yosemite is also home to the performing arts, with beautiful venues for concerts in the park, the historic Golden Chain Theatre, and big name acts performing everything from music to stand-up comedy at Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.