The Center for the Arts presents
Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County
October 8-9, and 15-16, 10:00 AM to 5:00PM
Open Studios Gallery Preview: September 30 – October 17
Open House Artist Reception: Thursday, October 6, 6:00 to 9:00PM
Click HERE to download a
printable tour guide.
Print version available at:
The Center for the Arts, Artworks Gallery, ASiF Studios, Briar Patch Co-op, GV & NC Chambers, The Alexander Gallery, SummerThymes, The Artist Workshop, LeeAnnBrook Fine Art
Meet the artists, view their work, plan your tour, buy art, preview upcoming shows, youth workshops, and support The Center for the Arts and our community. The Center is located at 314 West Main Street in downtown Grass Valley. Gallery Hours are Noon-5:00 Monday-Saturday, and we are open 10:00AM-5:00PM Saturdays and Sundays during Art Tour weekends, Oct 8.9 & 15,16. Open to the public and free.
Visit 70+ local artists in 47 studios this October and see where art is made, displayed, and appreciated in Nevada County. The tour features painters, printmakers, photographers, ceramicists, illustrators, jewelers, designers, woodworkers and more. You will have the opportunity to meet the artists, view new work, and buy original art in a wide range of media & styles. See their workspace, watch live demonstrations, observe works in progress and learn about an art process from concept to completion. Beyond an art sale, Open Studios is a chance to experience first-hand how, where and why art is created.
Start your tour at The Center for the Arts preview exhibit September 30 -17, artist reception Thursday, October 6, 6 – 9PM. The Open House is free and open to all ages. Meet the artists, view their work, plan your tour, buy art, preview upcoming shows, youth workshops, and support The Center for the Arts and our community.
Prizes for the most studios visited!
Have the artist at each studio you visit mark off their listing in the guide.
Visit 5 or more studios: entered to win a $25 gift certificate for a Center for the Arts show.
Visit 10 or more studios: entered to win a $50 gift certificate for a Center for the Arts show.
The person who visits the most studios will win a grand prize.
To be eligible for all prizes, bring your marked Open Studios guide back to the Center during business hours: Monday-Saturday, Noon-5:00pm, by Oct. 31.
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Start your tour at The Center for the Arts
Artist Reception is Thursday, October 6, 6:00 to 9:00PM
Preview Exhibit September 30 – October 18
|Valerie Messervy Birkhoff||5||valsworth.com|
|Art Works Gallery||18|
|Neighborhood Center of The Arts||19||neighborhoodcenterofthearts.org|
|Nathaniel Wheaton & Samantha Veitch||22||www.whitedragontrails.wordpress.com|
|Eileen Blodgett Fine Art||26||www.eileenblodgett.com|
|Encaustic Artists Guild
of Nevada County
|Judi Robison (Gunkel)||38|
|Juliette Morris Williams||39||juliettemorriswilliams.com|
|Susan Lobb- Porter||43||http://www.slporter.com|
* First Weekend Only
See Art being made!
Many of the participating artists are working in their studios during the tour so you can see first hand their art-making process. Here is a sample of what some of the artists have lined up for the event:
Nevada City Area Artists Live Demos + More
29 KRIS JOHNSON* – silk dyeing techniques
35 BILL JUHL – wood turning
36 LEEANN BROOK FINE ART – working gallery and painting studio
39 JULIETTE MORRIS WILLIAMS – painting
40 THOMAS DEVINE – painting
41 MIRIAM MORRIS – sculpture
42 MARTIN ARKENSTONE – stone carving
43 SUSAN LOBB PORTER – painting using layers
47 ANTJE DORMEYER – stone setting and construction of rings
Grass Valley Area Artists Live Demos + More
1 JAY GORDIN – knifemaking shop tours, sheath making
1 CARIN BROOKS – gourd carving
1 KAREL HENDEE – silk painting & dyeing techniques
1 ROSEMARY STOKES – jewelry making
1 DORI GREENBAUM – painting
6 BRETT SCHREIBER – burlwood finishing
8 MINDY OBERNE – Antarctica video/ photography project
9 CAROLINE COURTRIGHT – painting
9 DELLA HEYWOOD – watercolor & mixed media techniques
10 CHIC LOTZ* – pottery throwing
12 REBECCA BLEAU – screenprinting
13 SUZANNE HIMMLER – fusing and enameling of fine silver
13 KATHRYN WRONSKI – painting of pet portraits
16 JUDE BISCHOFF – painting
17 MARYLOU FALSTREAU – acrylic & mixed media painting
22 BARROCULT – ceramics
* First Weekend Only
More to do!
Encounter Nature – Fall Colors Trek at Hirschman’s Pond
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 & 16
10AM free | great for all ages
Join Bear Yuba Land Trust on this beginner level walk – just .8 miles round trip to the Hirschman Pond – a remnant from gold mining history. Or do the whole 5-mile lasso-shaped loop. Meet at the trailhead, 115 Cement Hill Rd, Nevada City.
More info: bylt.org
Out on the Town – Grass Valley Downtown
Stroll, Shop, Sip & Dine in Beautiful Downtown Grass Valley!
Situated in the beautiful Sierra Foothills, Grass Valley is surrounded by streams, lakes, rivers and majestic forests. We invite you to discover all the great things we have to offer!
More info: downtowngrassvalley.com
Holiday Shopping – Nevada City Winter Craft Fair
SUN, DECEMBER 11 10am – 6pm
Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St. Downtown Nevada City
Over sixty of the local region’s top Etsy vendors, ar tisans, designers, DIY crafters! Featuring unique, handmade, original and repurposed art, clothing, accessories, jewelry, and housewares.
More info: minersfoundry.org
Stay Where the Stars Stay… Attendees special offer $179.95 plus Tax Friday and Saturday nights. Call 530 477 1700 and ask for the Open Studios Special. Promo Code: 1PTE4
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