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Holiday Art Shows

Are you looking to celebrate art this holiday season?   If you're looking for a unique gift, or a one of a kind piece, consider supporting local artists this season.  November and December is a great time of the year to check out a local…
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First Friday Art Walk

The 2016 Nevada City First Friday Art Walk season kicked off last night.  While the Boardwalk on Commercial Street didn't have any live music this month, it was nice to see some of the downtown shops stay open late and welcome locals and…
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Open Studios Tour

The 2015 Fall Colors Open Studios & Art Tours continues this Saturday & Sunday.  If you missed the opening weekend or didn't make it to see all 70+ artists in 46 different studios, there's still time this weekend.  You can check…
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LeeAnn Brook Fine Art Gallery & Studio

LeeAnn Brook Fine Art opened a pop up art gallery in July to showcase her work, alongside several other artists, and after getting such a great response from locals and visitors, she decided to sign a one year lease on the downtown Nevada…
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Photography Exhibit at Java John's

Nevada County photographers Josh Miller, Dave McLellan, Margie Determan, Ed Rotberg, Mike Shea, Jim Bair, John Daly and Douglas Hooper  are displaying some of their landscape and nature photographs in Java John's this month.  Stop…
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Nevada City First Friday Art Walk

Nevada City First Friday Art Walk July Declaration edition kicked off the 4th of July weekend with art, music, poetry readings, live art demonstrations, craft booths and more! While I didn't make it to all 35 stops on the map, included…
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First Friday Art Walk

The 2015 Nevada City First Friday Art Walk season kicked off last night with a theme of CYCLES and fun throughout downtown.  With 30 different spots on the map there was an opportunity to visit merchants, restaurants and pop up art galleries,…
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ASiF Open House

ASif Studios (Artist's Studio in the Foothills) hosted an open house today and welcomed folks to stop by and check out demos, activities, presentations and exhibits.  I got to see Al Martinez create jewelry using classic tools and ancient…
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival makes a big impact on Nevada City, but also helps increase awareness of so many important causes, organizations and motivated individuals.  The mission of the SYRCL annual film festival is a call…
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival Art Showcase

The 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival is happening this weekend and one of my favorite parts about the event is the annual art exhibition.  Over 60 artists have their works on display in 37 different locations in both downtown…
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Miners Foundry Artisans Festival

The Miners Foundry Artisans Festival is happening today and tomorrow (November 28th and 29th) from 10am-5pm.  30 different artists have booths set up, plus live music, installation pieces by Tahiti Pehrson and Faye Schoolcraft, children's…
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Nevada County Plein Air Painters

The Nevada County Plein Air Painters are hosting their second annual show at Foothill Flowers.  Featuring landscape and still-life paintings by Warren Knox, Linda Roemisch, Mim Meakin, Patty Sussberg, Sandy DeLong, Sandy Lindblad, Dan…
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Banner Mountain Artisans

The Banner Mountain Artisans Festival is this weekend, Saturday & Sunday (November 15th and 16th) at the Nevada City Elks Lodge (off Highway 49).  Stop by between 10am-5pm on Saturday or 10am-4pm on Sunday and check out the 31 local…

Open Studios & Art Tour of Western Nevada County

The Center for the Arts Fall Colors Open Studios Tour is a great way to get to know local artists in Nevada City and Grass Valley.  Seventy Two artists open up their creative spaces and invite you to stop by and see where they work, their…
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Nevada City First Friday Art Walk

Nevada City First Friday Art Walk is just one of the many reasons I love our cute little town.  Any occasion that brings folks together to celebrate the arts is a plus in my books.  I also love that the focus of the event is to get locals…
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The Cool Girls

"The Cool Girls" by Roseanne Burke is  a series of encaustic portraits of iconic women opened last weekend at Szabo Vineyards downtown Nevada City tasting room.  Roseanne took a workshop from Deborah Bridges at ASiF Studios  to learn the…
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The Real at Off Center Stage

This Friday, April 4th, four local artists are coming together for a party about Art, Nutrition and Life and inviting you to be a part of the event.  The event is called "The Real" is part of the Off Center Stage Discovery Series showcasing…
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Mowen Solinsky Gallery

Nevada City's Mowen Solinisky Gallery lost one of its owners over the weekend, John Mowen.  When searching for the words to honor his life and art I decided the best way to convey my thoughts was to share some photos of his work.  If you're…
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ASiF Smallworks

The ASiF, Artists' Studio in the Foothills, Smallworks Art Showcase opens on Friday, November 8th, with a reception from 5-8pm.  With over 75 local artists showcasing their paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed-media art, jewelry,…
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October Nevada County Arts

Hello October, fall is one of my favorite months in Nevada City because everywhere you turn there is a visual reminder of the amazing beauty in our community.  In addition to great fall colors (click here, here and here for past blog posts…
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First Friday Art Walk

Another amazing First Friday Art Walk in downtown Nevada City (June, July and August were also a lot of fun).  Thanks Cynthia, from Neva Co, for organizing a great way to showcase our little town, our shops and our artists.  I'll let the photos…