Placer Arts Studios Tour Nov. 9-11: Celebrating Local Art

IN THE 1990’S, LOCAL BATIK ARTIST Helen Phillips attended the Sonoma County Studios Tour. Inspired by talented artists and energetic attendees, she opened her own studio for a three-hour experience, and 75 people showed up to enjoy her art. Along with support from PlacerArts and the Lincoln Arts Council, she reached out to local artists […]

PlacerARTS Studios Tour is Nov. 10-12

LOCAL ARTIST HELEN PHILLIPS founded the PlacerARTS Studios Tour in 1994, because she felt artists in the area didn’t know each other well enough. “Since then, I’ve seen an incredible infusion of artists come together to present their work,” says Janet Nicholson of Nicholson Blown Glass, who has participated for all 24 years. “Each studio […]

Why the Sierra and its foothills are a world-class destination

Recent accolades that make our region a world-class destination: Cool Small Towns Nevada City was just named the sixth coolest small town in America in Budget Travel’s 9th annual America’s Coolest Small Town contest. “Residents value the Gold Country town for its music and art scene, food and proximity to some of California’s amazing rivers, […]

Nicholson creating glass-blown Mandarins for festival milestone

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn, as we write in our current issue. Now here’s a treat that blends the marquee Placer County fruit with local artistry: Nicholson Blown Glass is creating limited-edition, glass-blown Mountain Mandarins for the affair. We can’t wait to see these masterpieces up close: […]

PlacerArts Autumn Art Studios Tour showcases local artists

PLACERARTS HAS BEEN A CATALYST FOR the arts and humanities in Placer County for the past 28 years. From November 11-13, it will present the 18th Annual Autumn Art Studios Tour. This year, 67 Placer County artists will show and demonstrate their work in 43 studio locations from Roseville to Colfax and from Lincoln to […]