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 events: What’s new this spring in the Sierra Foothills

LEEANN BROOK FINE ART ■ April 22 “Where on Earth,” opens on Earth Day, with a reception from 6-9 p.m. at LeeAnn Brook Fine Art gallery and studio, 300 Spring St. in downtown Nevada City. The show highlights largescale sculptural wooden vessels by Mike Snegg, complemented by mixed media drawings and paintings by LeeAnn. ■ […]

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 […]

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. […]

ASiF launching a new visiting artist workshop program

Artists’ Studio in the Foothills is launching a new visiting artist workshop program, owner-director Amanda Paoletti told our magazine. The Grass Valley visual arts center, known for its gallery events, classes and private studio artists, is reaching outside the local community, inviting artists from the Bay Area and elsewhere for weekend workshops starting in September. […]

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 […]

ASiF’s open studio event featuring valentines on February 7

On Saturday, February 7, Artists’ Studio in the Foothills (ASiF) artists invite the public for an inspiring art filled day featuring a gallery show, demonstrations, presentations, drop in workshops and an Art of Love-Valentine art making activity designed to bring the entire family together. Demonstrations, activities, presentations and exhibits: In the Gallery: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. […]

ASiF Holiday Open House is December 6

This Saturday, December 6th, the Artists’ Studio in the Foothills (ASiF) invites the public for a fun and unforgettable holiday gift shopping experience. Come, enjoy a cup of hot spiced cider and see, celebrate and experience holiday gifts in the making. Bring the entire family (we’ll keep them busy while you shop) and find that […]

Community Canvas, Pilot Peak host “Paint & Pour” art classes

“WINE AND ART GO TOGETHER because both are about enjoyment of life,” says Jean-Pierre Got, the celebrated wine poster artist from Southern France. In the Napa Valley, the Robert Mondavi winery is well known for its impressive collection of sculptures and paintings. The foothills is becoming known for its own innovative art and wine pairings […]

“New Gold Rush”: How chefs, farmers, winemakers & artists are resettling the Sierra Foothills

A new generation of chefs, farmers, winemakers and artists are resettling the region. They are adding new energy and sophisticated offerings for today’s travelers while honoring the region’s rich history. The foothills’ relaxed lifestyle, Mediterranean-like climate and stunning beauty is prompting them to open wineries; restaurants with fresh, local cuisine; and local art galleries. This […]

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