Arts-related bookstore opens |

Arts-related bookstore opens

The new ARTmatters Gallery and Specialty Bookstore, featuring Leonard Leving’s watercolors of Nevada County architectural and historical scenes, opens Friday in Grass Valley.

The bookstore, created in cooperation with Eric Tomb of Tomes Books in Grass Valley, stocks specialty and used books with an arts, culture and humanities focus.

The gallery/bookstore’s grand opening reception Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. includes an opportunity to meet Leving, entertainment by the Blue Oak Consort, wine-tasting with Lucchesi Vineyards and hors d’oeuvres.

Leving’s art will be displayed through Nov. 15. A member of Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society and California Watercolor Association, the Bay Area artist has shown his works at the California Biennial Watercolor Competition and Exhibit at the Trident Museum of Art in Santa Clara, the Society of Western Artists’ annual exhibits in Golden Gate Park and numerous private collections.

The ARTmatters Gallery and Specialty Bookstore is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Proceeds from book sales and art will benefit the Nevada County Arts Council’s arts and education programs. Donations of books in good condition are accepted during office hours.

The bookstore is at the arts council office, 251 S. Auburn St. in Grass Valley, located between Hennessy School and the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building.

Call 271-5955 for any questions.

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