Art Works Gallery epitomizes art boom in Grass Valley

“THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS is the focal point of the new arts movement—one that can be traced from the emigration of hipsters and hippies to the high country in the 1960s and ’70s,” the San Francisco Examiner wrote in 1999, in an article titled “The arts boom in Grass Valley.” Nevada County is no […]

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 […]

Naggiar, Art Works Gallery win “wine” and “art” categories on KCRA 3 A-List: coup for Grass Valley

For years, our Sierra FoodWineArt magazine has proudly promoted food, wine and art in the Sierra Foothills to readers in Reno, Tahoe, Sacramento, Chico, Yuba City and beyond — in print and on the web. So we were thrilled when two Grass Valley-based businesses — one in “wine” and one in “art” — Friday were […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jeweler to demonstrate at Art Works Gallery in Grass Valley this Saturday

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 Walk.” […]

Art Works Gallery in Grass Valley

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 […]

Arts Calendar: Evolution of Organic, Pink Martini, and Wild & Scenic Art

EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC FILMMAKER MARK KITCHELL (Berkeley in the Sixties, A Fierce Green Fire) presents a new film “Evolution of Organic,” Monday, October 23, at 7:45 p.m. at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. “It’s the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual […]

Earth Art: A Year-Round Endeavor

IN THE ’60S, RACHAEL CARSON awakened environmental consciousness with her book “Silent Spring.” In the ’70s, Earth Day — on April 22 — was founded as a worldwide environmental “teach-in.” Now over 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the world’s largest civic observance. Artists have long been involved in […]

Art Works Gallery: A cultural experience

FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM AND ETSY ARE all opening up new opportunities for artists. To most art buyers, however, collecting art is more like performing arts than traditional retail. It is about an experience, not a process. Art collectors like to see the art in person, touch it—even meet the artist. They also enjoy visiting art galleries […]

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