Mission Statement of Studio 299
Studio 299 is devoted to the promotion and development of the arts in the Klamath and Trinity communities of northern
History of Studio 299
Studio 299 began in June 1986 as an informal gathering of friends, craftsmen, and artists. Discussions lead to identifying
common interests, needs, and goals. Within six months the group evolved into a formal organization calling itself Studio 299
Center for the Arts, and by June 1987 had become a nonprofit public benefit corporation.
With the help of grants, bake sales and rummage sales, Studio 299 survived for many years, offering artists a place to
gather, and also a way to give to the community in such events as the Harvest Moon Festivals, Christmas Craft Fairs, music
and dance nights, and the grants to paint the lovely murals in downtown Willow Creek.
The late 1990's were not easy on Studio 299, and dreams of a community center fell by the wayside. Today the organization
is experiencing a new growth in the community. There is renewed energy, and a desire to make Studio 299 once again a hub for
artists, and a resource for the community.