On February 1st, 1966, the Roseville Community Projects Incorporated (now Blue Line Arts) held its first outreach exhibit in an old Bank of America building in Downtown Roseville, directed by David Fiddyment, the first Board President. With the help of devoted board members, volunteers, and donors, the organization has grown over the years, still holding true to its original intent: to support the arts.
The Roseville Community Projects Incorporated bought the Haman House in 1974 to house the Roseville Arts Center. For the next 30 years, this center created exhibitions supporting visual and performing arts in the community. With the dramatic growth in Placer County at the turn of this new century, Blue Line Arts’ board of directors recognized a need for change in order to successfully continue its mission. In 2003, the Board of Directors decided that the art center needed its own home in order to grow.
In February 2008, after selling its former facility and completing a successful capital campaign, the newly-dubbed Roseville Arts opened its new, state-of-the-art gallery, known now as Blue Line Arts. This new 5,000 square-foot facility allowed for exhibition space for established and emerging artists, as well as an education space for children and adults. The organization underwent yet another name change in February of 2013 to coincide with the 5 year anniversary of the creation of the new gallery; changing from “Blue Line Gallery” to “Blue Line Arts,” this change is not only to provide more opportunities to residents of Placer County, but it is also an effort to return to the original mission of the Roseville Arts Center.
We endeavor to continue our 50 years of service, providing accessible arts education for all, presenting high caliber art exhibitions, bridging the arts, artists and business to fuel the creative economy, activating communities with art and creative fun!
Blue Line Arts showcases the works of regional and national artists, and offers flexible exhibition space suitable for small musical performances, lectures, parties, and demonstrations.
As a non-profit organization, Blue Line Arts is entirely funded by memberships, grants, sponsorships, fund-raising events and other donations.