Neighbors helping neighbors: Neighborhood Center of the Arts displays artwork in downtown Grass Valley |

Neighbors helping neighbors: Neighborhood Center of the Arts displays artwork in downtown Grass Valley

Artwork by John Judd of Neighborhood Center of the Arts.
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Artists who are clients at Neighborhood Center of the Arts will display their work at a downtown Grass Valley gallery today through the end of the month.

Artwork from NCA, which provides opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to grow to the best of their ability through the arts and community integration, will be shown in the window of Art Works Gallery, 113 Mill St., through Aug. 31.

A reception will be held Aug. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Art Works Gallery.

During the two weeks of the show, 50 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 50 percent goes to the artists who created the work.

“We are delighted to sponsor this event with Neighborhood Center of the Arts for the fifth year,” said Eileen Blodgett, the gallery’s organizer of the event. “Art Works Gallery strives to find ways to contribute to the community.”

Neighborhood Center of the Arts offers the opportunity for up to 50 NCA artists each day to work in the center’s studio to create weavings, ceramics, paintings, drawings, woodworking, jewelry, and computer arts.

“Our programs promote creativity, independence and dignity,” says NCA Director Amee Medeiros.

Neighborhood Center of the Arts is located at 200 Litton Drive #212, Grass Valley, (530) 272-7287,

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, gourd art, stone turnings, and many more items are for sale.

Art Works Gallery, at 113 Mill St., Grass Valley, is between Tess’ Kitchen Store and Lazy Dog Chocolateria and is open every day. For more information, see or call 530-477-1600.

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