Area artists, up close and personal |

Area artists, up close and personal

The usually private world of artists opens to the public for a few days in western Nevada County each fall.

For the 2007 Open Studios Art Tour, 90 area artists will welcome people to the spaces where they work in media including oil, watercolor, mosaic and cement. Artists will talk about processes, materials, styles and what it takes to be a working artist.

A gala preview reception kicks off the program at 6:30 p.m. today at The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., in downtown Grass Valley. In addition, the center will host an exhibit of artwork by each of the tour participants.

Free tour directories are available at The Center for the Arts and Booktown Books in Grass Valley and at the Mowen Solinsky Gallery, JJ Jackson’s and Nevada City Picture Framing in Nevada City.

The tour’s Web site offers art images, directions and printable maps at

WHAT: 2007 Western Nevada County Open Studios Art Tour.

WHEN: Gala Preview Reception: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at The Center for the Arts.

Preview Exhibit: Oct. 11-21 at Center

for the Arts

Tour Weekends: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct.

13-14 and 20-21


INFORMATION:, or, or 274-8636. Directories with maps available at The Center For The Arts and Booktown Books, Grass Valley; and JJ Jacksons, Mowen-Solinsky Gallery and Nevada City Picture Framing, Nevada City.

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