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Art Works Gallery, Nevada County raise over $3,900 for NEO

Eileen Blodgett and Michael Larson of Art Works Gallery present check to Lynn Skrukrud, Co-Founder of NEO
David Wong |

Earlier this year, several artist members of Art Works Gallery in Grass Valley brainstormed a way to celebrate the gallery’s five years in business.

The gallery wanted to involve the community and also wanted to raise money for a deserving nonprofit.

NEO – New Events and Opportunities – was chosen as the nonprofit.



To involve the community, Art Works created a work of art made up of modular blocks. Many members of the community purchased a block and created their own piece of art along with all the artists at Art Works Gallery.

Each block was installed into the window creating a huge puzzle of art.




By the time the blank blocks were purchased and the finished art blocks had sold at a Block Party, Art Works Gallery was able to present NEO with a check for over $3,900.

The money will enable NEO to increase programs and hours at the NEO Youth Center located on Joerschke Drive next to Smiley Guys.

“Art Works Gallery is grateful to the Nevada County community for its enthusiastic support of this endeavor and contribution to the support of our youth through NEO, as well as the community’s continued support of the gallery,” said gallery member Priscilla Roach.

Art Works Gallery is a co-op gallery consisting of over 30 Nevada County artists. Paintings, photography, furniture, glass art, ceramics, linoleum block prints, jewelry, wearable art, mosaics, repurposed art, mixed media, wood, wall hangings, and many more items are for sale.

Art Works Gallery is located at 113 Mill St., between Tess’ Kitchen Store and Lazy Dog Chocolateria and is open every day.

Learn more about Art Works Gallery at http://www.ArtWorksGalleryCo-op.com or call 530-477-1600.


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