Neighborhood Center for the Arts on display at Art Works |

Neighborhood Center for the Arts on display at Art Works

Art Works Gallery will host an evening reception and fundraising show and sale featuring the work of artists from the Neighborhood Center of the Arts. The show runs from Nov. 13 to 26 with a special reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at 113 Mill St. in downtown Grass Valley.

Neighborhood Center of the Arts (NCA) provides opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to grow to the best of their ability through the arts and community integration. Each day, up to 50 NCA artists work in the center’s studio to create weavings, ceramics, paintings, drawings, woodworking and computer arts.

“Our programs promote creativity, independence and dignity,” said NCA Director Amee Medeiros. “For instance, consider Robert Lee, who works in our studios five days a week. The income that he earns from the sale of his artwork allows him to attend local music events, take vacations and maintain an independent, self-supporting lifestyle.”

Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale of works by NCA artists will go to Neighborhood Center of the Arts to support its programs; the other half goes to the artists who created the work. In addition, all 36 member/artists of Art Works Gallery will donate 10 percent of their sales during the Friday reception to NCA.

“We are delighted to sponsor this event with Neighborhood Center for the Arts for the third year. Art Works Gallery strives to find ways to contribute to the community,” said gallery President Linda Kaneko.

Art Works Gallery exhibits a high-quality collection of artwork in jewelry, furniture, paintings, photography, ceramics, fiber arts, woodworking, glass blowing, mixed media and sculpture. The Art Works Gallery is open daily and located at 113 Mill St. in Grass Valley. For information about Art Works Gallery, go to

Neighborhood Center of the Arts is located at 200 Litton Drive, Suite 212, in Grass Valley. Go to

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