Red Banks in Tehama County, a very typical sight along rivers and streams


Art Resources

Art Workshops

Art Classes

Art Gallery


Culinary Arts


Red Bluff California Resource Guide

Montana Morrison Art Gallery Museum

Custom Framing

Art Supplies

Giclée Printing

Tehama County Arts


Ana Nelson and Phil Dynan: Tehama County Collaborative Artists

County Artists Collaborate Read More


First Friday

First Friday Art Night in Red Bluff

New Exhibitions at the Red Bluff Art Gallery every First Friday of the month! The Gallery is open from 11 am to 8 pm on First Friday and, normally, 11 am to 5 PM Tuesday - Friday and Noon - 4 PM on Saturday. (Appointments by phoning 530-529-1332)

Last Year: Special Event brought to you by The Red Bluff Art Gallery:

Benefit for Tehama County Arts

Music, Art, Dance, Poetry - all in one unforgettable evening to benefit Tehama County Arts

Julian Waterfall Pollack Trio - Live from New York

Joe Dynan of the Reliques band- Guitar & Piano

Dance Red Bluff - Jazz Dance Performance

Silent Art Auction with local art

Fiction Reading by CSUC Professer Rob Davidson

Beer and wine served in pub area

Vets Hall - 735 Oak Street, Red Bluff



This is a website devoted to the Arts in Tehama County. It includes a list of artists, resources and information meant to increase awareness and appreciation of the Arts in the Tehama area.

Tehama County is two hours north of Sacramento on Interstate-5. It has an abundance of scenic and inspirational (as well as recreational) spots either within the County limits or just outside. Some of these include Lassen Volcanic National Park, Whiskeytown National Park, Mount Shasta, and the Trinity Alps Wilderness.

There are a few small towns in the County. The largest is Red Bluff, which has two art galleries. The Red Bluff Art Gallery has monthly exhibit openings, sells art supplies and holds art instruction classes. The other gallery is more of a museum than an active gallery and has a beautiful collection of paintings by the late Montana Morrison.

Artists of any age are wise to consider moving to this county. With the popularity of the Internet, and easy access to Sacramento and Redding, artists can afford to live here - where the cost of living is well below places like Sacramento or San Francisco. A young artist might find a piece of land and put up a Yurt to get started. Of course, this means sacrificing a life in the city where a young artist would have to work as a waiter or waitress to make ends meet. Tough choice for some!

An older artist might move here for the more relaxed pace of life, and the incredibly under-used and abundant places of artistic inspiration. Some might say, "I drove through Red Bluff one summer. It was 110 degrees." And that might be true, but it would be foolish to base a decision on a one-day experience. In fact, the average temperature in this County is only 2 degrees higher than Sacramento County. And moreover, when it is 110 degrees in Red Bluff, it is 70 degrees in Lassen, less than an hour away.

Whether young or old, people in the arts - actors, musicians, wood turners, artists, ceramics people - you will find personal connections here. Receptions at the Red Bluff Art Gallery and Morrison Art Gallery-Museum are held every First Friday of the month - and that is where you will find artists and art lovers.

While this website hopes to help artists find resources and connections, it is also meant to help the curious visitor who wants to know where to catch a play, where to find art exhibits, and when the next "Wine & Art" Faire is going to be held. Or maybe they want to know about other Cultural advantages - concerts, spirituality, books and movies.

If you don't find what you want, email us at or phone the Red Bluff Art Gallery at 530-529-1332. Ask for Ana or Phil.



Julian Waterfall Pollack Trio

Julian Waterfall Pollack Trio - May 21 in Red Bluff


The Red Bluff Art Gallery - Recent Reception

NEW exhibits at the Red Bluff Art Gallery: