Dawn Blanchfield at The Parlour at Neva Co, First Friday Art Walk

Nevada City First Friday Art Walk, DANK, Cynthia LevesqueFirst Friday Art Walk returned to downtown Nevada City.  This month the theme of the event was water with exhibits of beautiful artwork that represented water, fun water filled interactive kid friendly art activities and an art installation of “making waves” on Commercial Street and more.  Did you make it to the DANK opening reception?  The pop up gallery featuring work by Sheila Cameron, Moira McLaughlin, Roseanne Burke, Reinette Senum,  Nancy Nelson, Joe Meade, Cynthia Levesque, Kathy Frey, Dylan McConnell, Celiene Adrianna on Spring Street is open Saturday mornings 9am-1pm and will return for the August First Friday Art Walk (mark your calendars now, Friday, August 1st 5-9pm).  Thanks to all the fabulous folks who make the Art Walk happen, if you don’t know Cynthia, stop in to the Neva Co Artisan Boutique and say hello.  I loved listening to Paige Anderson and The Fearless Kin rock it out on the Commercial Street Boardwalk, we can all say “we knew them when” when they hit the big time.  Photos in this blog post spotlight a few of the exhibits including Dawn Blanchfield, Della Helywood at Nevada City Winery, Neo, Cheek Thrills Face Painting, Outside Inn’s Chalk it Up, Treats’ Kidz Alley, Maren Metke at Phoenix Rose, Elixart, The Earth StoreKathryn Wronski at Gray Goose, Alison Kirishian at Kitktidizzi with Sierra Moonshine beer on tap, plus Betsy Lombard at J.J. Jackson’s.  What was your favorite part about the evening?  Please post a comment and share and support local arts and music and our fabulous little town.

DANK, Nevada City pop up art gallery, First Friday Art Walk

Nevada City Winery, First Friday Art Walk, Della Heywood Nevada City First Friday Art Walk photos

DANKKitkitdizzi, Sierra Moonshine, Alison Kirishian art, First Friday Art WalkNevada City First Friday Art Walk Betsy Lombard, J.J. Jackson's, Nevada City First Friday Art Walk, photos by Erin ThiemPaige Anderson and The Fearless Kin, First Friday Art Walk Nevada City, photos by Erin Thiem

© 2014 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by Erin Thiem and Lenka Vodicka

18 replies
    • Cathy
      Cathy says:

      I’m still getting and thinking about different points of view about the DANK Innaugural. It is definately worth it to go back for a 2nd and 3rd and 4th time. 🙂

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  1. Ingrid Knox
    Ingrid Knox says:

    Unfortunately, we missed it this month, but I really love seeing so much art (even more than the excellent level we already have) in town. It’s also so nice to have Nevada City full of people enjoying the town and each other!

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  2. Valerie Cassity
    Valerie Cassity says:

    I was so impressed by all of the talented young musicians, both the Fearless Kin and all of the acts in the kids alley. The art was great, the people smiling, and it made me even more grateful to live in this amazing community that supports the arts.

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    • Cathy
      Cathy says:

      Valerie, I couldn’t have said it better myself. The smiles and the conversation. Kids enjoying being outside and with each other. I love our town and the support our community shows for this event is so wonderful and awesome. I can’t believe there are only 3 more artwalks until the 2014 season is finished!

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    • erin
      erin says:

      I’m glad you noticed the happy people, isn’t it amazing how it can make you smile too? Paige and her family are so talented, we are lucky to say they are from here!

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  3. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    Volunteering for this event has been such a joy and to see that everyone ejoys and celebrates the Artwalk events just as much as I so…..there are no words. Only cartwheels….and maybe some backflips…and then a sommersault for good measure.

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  4. Cynthia Levesque
    Cynthia Levesque says:

    Thank you Erin for capturing the event so nicely, as you always do. It has been such hard work, but so rewarding organizing these Artwalks and I have been overjoyed with the amount of support from the community. The best part is being out and about and seeing so many smiling faces on folks enjoying art and music and seeing the participating businesses bustling on a Friday evening…makes it all worth it. Looking forward to the coming months; August 1st, September 5th, and October 3rd. I might be out and about with my latest Art Creation…my daughter who is due August 8th!

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    • erin
      erin says:

      With pleasure Cynthia. While I certainly put in quite a few hours to make this post happen, it’s just the tip of the iceberg for the whole event. Happy to help celebrate the arts in Nevada City as a business sponsor, an active blogger and as friend of many of the artists.

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