Food & wine pairings for Foothills Celebration in Grass Valley on Saturday, March 1

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The Foothills Celebration in Grass Valley on Saturday, March 1, is one of the region’s premier wine and food pairing events. Spend the afternoon, from 1-4 p.m., strolling the shops and sites of historic downtown Grass Valley.
Tickets are $45. The ticket includes unlimited wine tasting from foothill wineries and five [...]

Art Works Gallery: Local art by local artists

Grass Valley includes some of the foothills’ most talented artists. Now in its fourth year, the gallery has grown to 37 juried visual artists.
The artists, who live and work in Nevada County, specialize in jewelry, ceramics sculpture, furniture, wood, glass and mosaics, as well as photography, collage, watercolors, oil paintings, acrylics and drawings.
Their work is [...]

Foothills’ artist helps create one of world’s largest public mosaic art projects in Chile

Artist Susan M. Crocenzi’s contemporary mosaic art is on display at the Art Works Gallery in Grass Valley. We often feature it in our magazine.
“Susan Crocenzi’s work is just plain honest. Her artworks celebrate the natural rhythm and flow of materials. Susan dares to relinquish control and simply allows the story she’s telling to [...]

Sierra Foothills art stars in Hollywood

Dog art painted by Kathryn Wronski (KWronski.com) is displayed at the Art Works Gallery and Artists’ Studio of the Foothills (ASiF) in Grass Valley.
But Kathy’s dog art also is on the set of popular TV sitcoms, including How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory.
“A set designer bought about six pieces (for the [...]

Art Works Gallery to feature Neighborhood Center of the Arts work in its window

Work made by the artists of the Neighborhood Center of the Arts will be featured in Art Works Gallery’s front window October 28 through November 8. A reception will be held Sunday November 3 from 2-4 p.m. at the gallery located at 113 Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley.
Come and explore the art at Art [...]

Visit Art Works Gallery in Grass Valley for a perfect holiday gift

THOUGH IT OPENED AMID THE GREAT RECESSION, the Art Works Gallery in downtown Grass Valley has been thriving, a tribute to its artists’ talents and the benefits of artist cooperatives.
This past May, Art Works Gallery at 113 Mill Street in a renovated Gold Rush-era building, celebrated its third anniversary. It has grown to 37 juried [...]

Meet the artists at Art Works Gallery in Grass Valley

Meet some of the artists at Art Works Gallery in downtown Grass Valley, which just celebrated its third anniversary. More than 35 juried artists cooperate in presenting their work in this renovated Gold Rush-era building.
The work includes ceramic, glass, jewelry, painting, woodturning, furniture, fiber art, metal, mosaic, mixed media, photography and sculpture. For more information [...]

Art Works Gallery: Meet the Artist

MORE ARTISTS ARE JOINING ART cooperatives to help sell their artwork. They can show their work year-round, share their knowledge and pool ideas.
We like the co-ops because we get to meet the artists, who agree to volunteer some of their time in the galleries. It’s a more personal experience, just like meeting a winemaker.
When it [...]

“A Glass Act”: Nicholson Blown Glass; and Artistry in Wood

THE FOOTHILLS ABOUND WITH TALENTED artists: painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers and more. Their work is displayed at galleries and on studio tours, including the Autumn Art Studios Tour in Placer County and Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour in Nevada County.
Participants include Rick and Janet Nicholson of Nicholson Blown Glass in Auburn—part of the Autumn [...]

Art & Wine Walks: Grass Valley, Nevada City and Auburn

THE FOOTHILLS ARE A PRIME DESTINATION for historic, walkable towns. “Towns that ooze century-old ambience are strung out along Hwy. 49,” as Lonely Planet wrote in naming Gold Country one of the nation’s top 10 travel destinations for 2012.
Examples include old-town Auburn; downtown Auburn, with its new central square; Grass Valley and Nevada City. The [...]

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