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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
GRASS VALLEY REFLECTS THE RESURGENCE of small towns all across America. It has beauti- fully restored buildings, an historic downtown, festivals, top-notch dining and shopping—and world-class hiking, biking and kayaking nearby.
Grass Valley also boasts The Center for the Arts, which hosts big-city talent such as Lily Tomlin and Kris Kristofferson. The historic Holbrooke Hotel is [...]
￼FROM GRASS VALLEY AND NEVADA CITY to Truckee, you can experience a wealth of arts and culture any day of the week.
There’s a steady stream of concerts, film festivals, dance performances, poetry readings and studio tours—an embarrassment of riches that rivals a much larger metropolis.
Most nights you can enjoy live music—at historic theaters or arts [...]
IN MAY, ART WORKS GALLERY WILL CELEBRATE its second anniversary in historic downtown Grass Valley, a sign of its ongoing
success. The co-op of 35 local artists continues to grow, drawing locals as well as visitors from all over: the foothills, Truckee/Tahoe, Reno and Sacramento.
The gallery, in a newly renovated 19th-century building at 113 Mill [...]
Suzanne Himmler of Riverwoman Design will demonstrate her unique style of metal working at Art Works Gallery, 113 Mill Street, in Grass Valley on Saturday, November 12, 2011, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. as part of the gallery’s Artists in Action program. Her demonstration coincides with Grass Valley’s “2nd Saturday” Art & Wine [...]
ART CO-OPS ARE MAKING A COMEBACK as a way to share space, get feedback from other artists and attract more customers.
The galleries also allow artists to display their work year-round, compared with the typical month-long show.
In the foothills, Auburn Old Town Gallery is 25 years old, and Artists’ Studio of the Foothills in [...]