A visitor’s guide to downtown Grass Valley

“Take the scenic route to downtown Grass Valley,” reads a new billboard on I-80. Off the beaten path, the Gold Rush-era town is a heritage travel gem. Downtown Grass Valley is livable, walkable and historic. Whether you’re shopping, dining, staying or playing, you’ll find an abundance of options.
Grass Valley’s historic downtown core—about 15 walkable blocks— [...]

Art Works Gallery in Grass Valley: Five years old and thriving

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ARTIST COOPERATIVES are booming, because artists can share costs, share knowledge and enjoy a personal experience with the collector. Nowhere is the success of artist cooperatives more apparent than at Art Works Gallery in downtown Grass Valley, now celebrating its fifth anniversary.
Though it opened amid the great recession, the gallery—in a renovated [...]

Art by local artists: Art Works Gallery and Artists’ Studio in the Foothills

Art Works Gallery
Five New Artists have joined Art Works Gallery, a co-op of more than 30 Nevada County artists in historic Grass Valley.
Lisa Marie Kindley is a tapestry artist who paints directly on unstretched canvases, which are hung from a decorative rod. Lisa uses soft hues, layered textures and ornamental themes giving her work a [...]

2015 food, drink, home and garden trends on Pinterest

The Pinterest 100 predicts lifestyle trends for the new year, based on popular “pins:”
CAULIFLOWER IS THE NEW KALE IN FOOD & DRINK
Where to find it:
Foothill Farmers Market, Placer Co.
FoothillFarmersMarket.com
BriarPatch Co-op, GV
BriarPatch.coop
Tahoe Central Market, Lake Tahoe
TahoeCentralMarket.com
West Shore Café, Lake Tahoe
WestShoreCafe.com
WOODWORKING IS HAVING A MOMENT IN DIY
Don Augstein, Art Works Gallery GV
IndigoWoodandMetal.com
Tom Beebe, Artistry in Wood Truckee
TruckeeWoodworking.com
GROWING [...]

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 [...]

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