Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Mill Street in Downtown Grass Valley
Live Music – Beautiful Temporary Mural Installations – Meet the Mural Artists – Silent Auction Sale of Each Mural – Plein Air Artists Painting Live – The Market at Grass Valley Certified Farmers Market – Food and Craft Vendors – Sip a Beer, Wine, or Cocktail from the GVDA’s Beverage Booth while you stroll and enjoy this unique event!
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What is Locals for Locals?
Locals For Locals is the Grass Valley Downtown Foundation’s debut event series, with each celebration focused on promoting awareness and positivity through arts and cultural events, highlighting under-recognized segments of our community.
Each event has a unique theme and is a celebration of the Arts and Culture in Western Nevada County. The September 21st event Celebrates the Creative Community. The Foundation will partner with local youth organizations, nonprofits, and individuals, to showcase non-traditional paths for success in life and business, and the celebration of visual and three-dimensional arts.
Bringing our art community together through Love, Music, Art, and FUN! See what we have planned:
September 21, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Mill Street in Downtown Grass Valley: Plein Air Festival
What is plein air painting?
En plein air is a French expression that means “in the open air.” Plein air painting is the not-so-simple act of painting outdoors. Artists must handle shifting light, fluctuating temperatures, wind gusts, inclement weather and more. The Grass Valley Plein Air Festival celebrates the vision of plein air artists of downtown Grass Valley. Come out during the week before the event and watch plein air artists painting downtown Grass Valley! The September 21st event features quick draw competitions and features a Festival Awards, Show & Sale.
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Celebrating Artists from Around our Community
County of Nevada’s American Rescue Plan Act allocation for Community & Economic Resiliency gives the Grass Valley Downtown Association the ability to employ a staff complement designed to serve the needs of Historic Downtown Grass Valley and assist our organization in building and regaining resiliency.