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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…
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Art OnSite, Deer Creek Tribute Trail

The Art OnSite Deer Creek Tribute Trail art exhibition makes its grand opening this weekend.  If you aren't familiar with the downtown Nevada City walk, now is a great time to go explore, with 8 international artists showcased in the natural…
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The Artist Workshop

The Artist Workshop has moved into their new space on Mill Street and is ready to inspire artists both young and old.  If you're not familiar with the "creative space for all ages" it's time to drop in, whether you're going to paint your own…
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Community Canvas

Community Canvas is a mobile art classroom, seeking interesting and inspiring locations throughout Nevada County to inspire budding artists.  Whether you're in Matteo's painting a Van Gough, learning how to repurpose art at Green Light or…
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North Columbia Schoolhouse

The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, originally built in 1875, is located out on the San Juan Ridge and provides a venue for the community to gather, learn and celebrate.  Last night the Center hosted an artist reception for the…
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First Friday Art Walk

Nevada City's First Friday Art Walk kicked off with a bang last night, despite the heat.  The event, organized by Cynthia Levesque, of  Neva Co Artisan Boutique, involved numerous downtown Nevada City merchants staying open late on Friday…
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Kodo Arts

Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques and Arts show opens their warehouse doors May 4th-12 on Searls Ave in Nevada City.  For those of you who haven't been to the show before, it's like walking into a museum full of history, culture and intriguing…
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Ruth Chase Fine Art Workshops

Ruth Chase is one of our local artist who offers a wide variety of workshops to support your creativity.  When I asked her about learning to become an artist she replied, " You can't 'LEARN' how to make great art from a book, exercises…
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Elixart

Have you been into Elixart?  The fine art gallery, located at 408 Broad Street, recently transitioned from a photography gallery to showcase of local artists and tea bar.  Currently on display are works by Jay Schuff, Lisa Deniz, Keith Homan and…
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The Artist Workshop Classes

The Artist Workshop in downtown Grass Valley is a great place to take the kids and get creative.  I've talked about them on the Outside Inn blog before (here, here,  here and here), but today I had the pleasure of teaching a Kids Valentine's…
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I heart NC Art Show

Tahiti Pehrson and Sarah Coleman have teamed up for a "I Heart N.C" show, a "Collaborative Painted illustrations of Nevada County staples and landmarks present and past" says Tahiti on his Facebook page.  The show will take place at Kitkitdizzi…
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Neva Co Holiday Shopping

The holidays are right around the corner, and it's time to get a few items off your holiday shopping list.  This season, think local, try stopping by NEVA Co on Broad Street in downtown Nevada City.  The shop represents local artists with…
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Artisan Festival at Miners Foundry

Did you make it the annual Nevada City Artisan Festival at the Miners Foundry?  Artist ranged from paintings, photography, textiles, pottery, jewelry, glass works and more.  The festival continues Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm, admission…
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art, art and more art

For a small community we've got a lot of talented artists and a number of places to go and enjoy seeing and creating art.  The weather turned a bit today and we decided to take a tour of some art galleries in Grass Valley.   We started our…
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Kodo Arts and Open Studios Tour

Kodo Arts Warehouse is about to open its doors for its bi-annual warehouse sale, timed to coincide with the Fall Colors Open Studios Tour through out Nevada City and Grass Valley.  Doors open at 10am on Saturday and the warehouse will showcase…
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John Burnett Photography Winner

I'm super excited to announce our winner of the web design and photo shoot contest is Sheila Cameron.  She has won a prize package by John Burnett.  When I asked Sheila her thoughts on winning she replied with the following, "Thank you so…
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Ruth Chase Portrait Workshop

Get inspired to paint and draw, take a fine arts class by Ruth Chase at As If Studios in Grass Valley.  Her next class is all about Portrait Drawing, April 14th 10am-1pm.  "Using traditional exercises with a twist. You will come out of…