Baker hired to lead statewide arts groups

 Julie Baker of Grass Valley was recently named executive director of Californians for the Arts and California Arts Advocates.

Baker, 51, is owner of Julie Baker Projects, a consulting firm specializing in arts management and programming. She was the executive director of The Center for Arts in Grass Valley from 2009 to 2017.

“This is an exciting time for our organizations, and I am thrilled to steward the growth and value as we pivot from an all-volunteer organization to dedicated leadership,” said Baker, who was serving as the interim executive director for the organizations.

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