Art Works Gallery to host exhibit for Neighborhood Center of the Arts |

Art Works Gallery to host exhibit for Neighborhood Center of the Arts

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 Friday to Aug. 27, with a special reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at the gallery’s 113 Mill St. location in Grass Valley.

Neighborhood Center of the Arts 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 40 Neighborhood Center of the Arts artists work in the center’s studio to create weavings, ceramics, jewelry, paintings, drawings, woodworking and computer arts.

“Our programs promote creativity, independence and dignity,” said Director Amee Medeiros. “For instance, consider Cindy Benson, who works in our studios five days a week. The income that she earns from the sale of her artwork allows her to maintain an independent, self-supporting lifestyle.”

Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale of art work Neighborhood Center of the Arts students goes to the nonprofit arts organization to support its programs; the other 50 percent goes to the artists who created the work.

Cindy just received best of show at the 2014 Nevada County Fair. She participates in weaving, digital arts, ceramics, and jewelry class. Within the last year, Cindy made it into the Top 3 for selling artwork.

“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. For more about Art Works Gallery, go to

Neighborhood Center of the Arts is located at 200 Litton Drive Ste. 212, in Grass Valley. For more about the program, call 530-272-7287, or visit

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