Nevada County Arts: First Friday Art Walks, Garrison Keillor and more

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK The First Friday Art Walk celebrates Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, artisan boutiques, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, as well as its artistic and creative community. Participating downtown businesses are open 5-9 p.m. and many of them host receptions with local artists, trunk shows or performances. Many shops also […]

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 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 […]