“888″ Art Show at SummerThyme’s in May

Eight artists from Nevada County challenged themselves to create a single show that embodies the diversity of art in our region.
The result is the “888” show at SummerThyme’s at 231 Colfax Ave. in Grass Valley: Eight artists, working in eight different mediums, showing eight small works each. Eileen Blodgett, monoprints; Deborah Bridges, encaustic; Yvon Dockter, [...]

NCArts awarded $7,500 for First Friday Art Walks

NCArts, in partnership with Peggy Wright and Cynthia Levesque, submitted a successful grant ($7,500) in support of the Nevada City First Friday Art Walks.
The California Arts Commission sponsored grant program, “Creating Places of Vitality,” funds proposals of up to $10,000 to utilize the arts for economic and community development in rural areas.
The funds will [...]

Arts with Altitude

NEVADA COUNTY HAS MORE WORKING ARTISTS per capita than almost anywhere in the state.
There are hundreds of painters, sculptors, photographers, poets, writers, musicians, dancers and filmmakers. Many of them are world-class talents, with worldwide reputations, not to mention Pulitzer and Grammy winners. (An example is Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder). The county also has [...]