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Fall Colors Open Studios Tour

The 2016 Fall Colors Open Studios & Art Tours continues this Saturday & Sunday.  If you missed the first day or didn't make it to see all 70+ artists in 47 different studios, there's still time (10am-5pm and Sat & Sun,…
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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…

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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Sierra Festival of Arts

Did you make it the Sierra Festival of Arts today?  Organized by the Grass Valley Downtown Association the all day event included over 40 artists, music and food stalls.  Local artist Roseanne Burke commented that there "were lots of great…
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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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Friday Favorites

TGIF, there's so much happening in our community every week that I thought it'd be fun to start a new trend, every Friday update the Outside Inn's Pinterest board with 10 (or more) fun shout outs to local happenings.   Below is a screen shot…
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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…