Four Places to Explore the Arts in Roseville

Four Places to Explore the Arts in Roseville

The people of Roseville understand the importance of the arts to our community. Our city has a rich, native heritage dating back thousands of years and a more contemporary heritage that we embrace with both arms.

Understanding where we’ve come from is equally as important as understanding where we’re going, and the arts of multiple generations and peoples help us better understand each other.

Here are our top four arts activities in Roseville – we’re confident you’ll find something here that appeals to you and, perhaps, your kids too.

Roseville Theatre Arts Academy

Known locally as the RTAA, this converted movie house is now home to an award winning theater while also providing a base for other performing arts such as choral singing, dance, media workshops, and the ever-popular Saturday matinees.

The faculty of the academy – with a combined 70-years of performance experience – are committed to providing anyone attending the academy with the opportunity to express themselves no matter how young they are. The ‘Youth and Little Ones’ workshops clearly demonstrate this.

There are even summer camps for your 7 to 15-year-olds, giving them the chance to develop their own specific set of performance-related skills – the ‘Slapstick Comedy’ class is always popular.

From a visitor’s perspective, you always have an event to look forward to at the Roseville Theatre Arts Academy. From January 23rd until February 6th, you can enjoy their production of Molly Shannon’s The Trickster. The play highlights a girl who enjoys nothing more than causing trouble.

The next play begins February 19th as Aladdin Junior comes to town. 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year with an adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” scheduled for March.

Located at 241 Vernon St., this is an amazing theatre with talented actors and musicians doing their level best to entertain every audience.

Get your tickets or check the upcoming schedule at the theatre’s homepage.

Carnegie Museum

This beautiful building was constructed in 1912, and the costs were covered by the philanthropic drive of Andrew Carnegie, an extremely wealthy industrialist. Before his death, Carnegie donated the equivalent of $78 billion to charity.

The museum has been managed by the Roseville Historical Society since 1983, ensuring that it remains maintained and open to the public.

Even people who thoroughly enjoy the arts can be put off by the thoughts of visiting a museum, but that’s not the case with the Carnegie Museum in Roseville – it has something to offer every member of your family.

The model train collection is usually enough to keep everyone happy, but they also have the models of historical aircraft, an extensive newspaper archive, a collection of vintage railroad items, and a number of other special collections – 80% of which are on display at any one time.

The Carnegie Museum also provides guided walking tours of Roseville’s historic downtown. If you really enjoy your visit you can even volunteer to work here.

Blue Line Arts

This non-profit organization has been actively participating and promoting the arts in Roseville since the late 1970s. The space it currently occupies was only completed in 2008, but its 5,000-square-foot space acts as home to a very broad range of exhibits, all with the goal of bringing the arts into the heart of the community.

You can expect to find something different on display here every month, including showcases for the work of local and regional artists.

Some upcoming attractions include the work of artists Benjamin Hunt and Bryan Valenzuela, displaying their respective works of sculpture and mixed media. This exhibit will take place in the Coker Family main gallery between March 4th and April 2nd.

If you’d like to experience the arts with your significant other then why not register for the ‘Date Night’ event on February 12th? You get to enjoy an evening of making ceramic pieces together as well as wine and some treats too – they even provide childcare if you need it.

Visit the Blue Line Arts homepage for more information.

Maidu Indian Museum

Anyone who wants to learn more about the history of the Nisenan Maidu tribe, the original inhabitants of Roseville, will enjoy everything this museum has to offer. The trail outside the museum is a Maidu history lesson in itself with numerous rock engravings (petroglyphs) and mortar holes present in the local bedrock. Inside the museum you’ll find several exhibits, displays and art galleries which showcase both contemporary native Indian art as well as older Maidu cultural items.


Be on the lookout for future events including the “A is for Acorn” art exhibit of Lyn Risling’s work, highlighting the original paintings used for the artwork featured in the children’s book of the same name. This event concludes on March 12th. Currently on display is “Dalbert Castro, A Retrospective” – an exhibit featuring the work of Dalbert Castro, a Nisenan painter.

The above are just a sampling of the vibrant cultural scene in the city of Roseville. As professional movers we have the pleasure of helping new families relocate here all the time.


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