Art Works Gallery celebrates its fifth anniversary on August 8

THE ART MARKET IS HOT, FROM NEW York auction houses to the internet to Main Street galleries. Picasso’s “Les Femmes d’ Alger” sold for a record $179 million this spring. Etsy, an e-commerce website focused on local art, jewelry and vintage items, also went public this spring and now is worth $1.5 billion.
Our local art [...]

Imaginative restaurant designs in Placer County and Nevada County CA

“Dining out is rarely just about food. A simple meal seems that much more appetizing when paired with appealing furniture, finishes, and alluring lighting.” —Architectural Digest
WE COULD NOT AGREE MORE, and our region’s restaurants — from fine dining to casual — have some imaginative and unique designs, thanks to our local professional and artistic talent. [...]

Art Works Gallery hosts community-wide art project through July 16

Art Works Gallery, located at 113 Mill Street in Grass Valley, is excited to announce that it is five years old. Art Works has enjoyed great community support during its time in business and to celebrate its 5-year anniversary and to give back to the community, the Gallery has created a “Block Party” to partner [...]

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

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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:”
Where to find it:
Foothill Farmers Market, Placer Co.
BriarPatch Co-op, GV
Tahoe Central Market, Lake Tahoe
West Shore Café, Lake Tahoe
Don Augstein, Art Works Gallery GV
Tom Beebe, Artistry in Wood Truckee

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 [...]

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