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 […]

Events Calendar: Jan.-March 2018

Tahoe-Truckee Feb. 2 Art of Marshmology and S’mores Daily, 4:30-5 p.m. The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe Feb. 4 Art of Mixology Sundays, 4-5 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe March 1-11 North Lake Tahoe SnowFest North Lake Tahoe celebrates its long winter season with SnowFest, a 10-day event. TahoeSnowFest.org April 6-8 WinterWonderGrass Festival Music, brews and […]

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 […]

ARTspace in Auburn and Rocklin for teaching and learning

ARTspace for teaching and learning has expanded. There are now two locations, to provide opportunities for the artistic experience. ARTspace is designed to bring artists and student artists together in a teaching and learning environment. ARTspace provides a variety of ongoing workshops and classes for students of all levels. Auburn ARTspace continues to offer Classes […]

Auburn booms as a food, wine & art mecca

AUBURN HAS BEEN REVITALIZED and is no longer a “pit stop” on I-80 but a destination for dining and entertainment, as we’ve observed. It has some top-notch restaurants and restaurateurs, such as Jim Bril’s Monkey Cat and Gary Moffat’s Carpe Vino; good ethnic food, like Bobo Cafe for Vietnamese or Royal Thai; and Tre Pazzi […]

PlacerArts’ 20th annual Autumn Art Studios Tour is November 8-10

PLACER COUNTY’S PICTURESQUE SMALL TOWNS, scenic trails and stunning recreation areas provide a backdrop to a vibrant arts community that amazes and delights its residents and visitors. It is a natural habitat for artists, who translate the foothill vistas, wildlife, historic buildings and gardens into a splendid range of interpretations, with jewelry, mixed media, paintings, […]

Colfax Art Walk is Friday, August 2

Summer is here and once again Colfax activities come to life. Especially the Colfax Art Walk for its 2013 season. This free event is appropriate for people of all ages and tastes, and is only one-third of a mile north on South Auburn Street from Interstate 80. Just like last year, the Colfax Art Walks […]

PlacerArts and North Tahoe Arts: Art in all degrees

PLACERARTS AND PLACER ARTS 360 PRESENT quality visual arts exhibits, tours, events, and professional performing arts and community theatrical performances year-round. The Autumn Art Studios Tour is an annual highlight. It takes place each fall and features artists from throughout western Placer County. This year the 19th Annual Tour is November 9-11. Artists show and […]

Art & Wine Walks: Grass Valley, Nevada City and Auburn

THE FOOTHILLS ARE A PRIME DESTINATION for historic, walkable towns. “Towns that ooze century-old ambience are strung out along Hwy. 49,” as Lonely Planet wrote in naming Gold Country one of the nation’s top 10 travel destinations for 2012. Examples include old-town Auburn; downtown Auburn, with its new central square; Grass Valley and Nevada City. […]