In addition to its stunning natural beauty and historic charm, Dunsmuir also boasts a thriving art scene that has captivated art lovers from all over the world. One of the best places in town to view the talents of local artists is the Siskiyou Arts Museum. Located in the heart of Downtown Dunsmuir, this quaint yet immersive museum is a local favorite that aims to enrich the lives of artists, residents, and visitors alike through a wide variety of art mediums. Here is everything you need to know about this local treasure and what you can expect during your visit.
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Experience the Siskiyou Arts Museum
Also known as SAM, the Siskiyou Arts Museum displays and sells several forms of art including visual, literary, and performance. Whether you foster a deep appreciation for thought-provoking paintings or want to sharpen your own artistic skills, the museum is the perfect place to view local art and interact with people who share the same interests.
The Best Things to Do at Siskiyou Arts Museum
1. Explore the Art Gallery and Museum
Throughout the year, the Siskiyou Arts Museum hosts several themed shows in their gallery and museum. The bright and airy space displays exhibits of historic interest and artist retrospectives. As you wander through the museum, you may be able to speak with the artist of your favorite masterpiece and take pieces home with you. Each sale in the gallery supports regional artists, museum exhibitions, and community programs. After exploring the gallery, you can walk outside on the museum’s back deck to soak in the sun and enjoy the lovely garden area.
The museum is open on Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
2. Participate in a Workshop
If experimenting with art and learning new skills sounds like a fun vacation activity, then you won’t want to miss one of the Siskiyou Art Museum workshops! These classes take place throughout the year and offer visitors the opportunity to learn from an experienced artist. If you’re working on your own project, the museum’s basement is also open on two Sunday afternoons during the spring. Here, guests can use the museum’s art materials and become inspired to create their own works of art.
3. Shop for Souvenirs in the Gift Shop
The gift shop at Siskiyou Arts Museum features high-quality and reasonably priced artwork and craft items made by regional artists. You’ll find a wide variety of interesting items such as postcards, ceramics, glass art, are more. It’s the perfect opportunity to find a beautiful memento of your vacation to Dunsmuir or gifts for your friends and family back home. The inventory is always changing, so every time you visit, you’ll always find something new.
The Best Dunsmuir Getaways are Had at Railroad Park Resort
After spending a day in town, we invite you to come back and relax at the Railroad Park Resort in Dunsmuir, CA. Our unique resort allows visitors to relive the glory days of train travel by providing accommodations inside vintage cabooses, a restaurant inside a railroad car, and train artifacts to view right on-site. We’re also home to an RV and campground site located right alongside Little Castle Creek. No matter what your vacation plans entail, we provide everything you need for a memorable getaway that you’ll be talking about for years to come.
Book your next Dunsmuir, CA vacation with us today! We look forward to welcoming you soon.