All of us in the community are feeling the pinch inflation is upon us. The Arts Center is here for you and you want to know that there are many affordable opportunities for your family to have fun and see some great shows and events.
Without further ado, here’s how to enjoy art for under $20 in October and November:
October’s Open Studio Tour
October 15 and 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
The 27th annual Open Studio Tour is a tradition in western Nevada County. More than 55 diverse, local artists open their studios and galleries the second and third weekends of October so you can see where art is made. The tour features classic and contemporary art for every taste and hosts sculptors, printmakers, photographers, painters, woodworkers and beyond. This tour is a great opportunity to meet the artists, see their work and process from concept to finish, and get a head start on your holiday shopping. Start by visiting the Open Studios Preview Exhibition at the Granucci Gallery to see one piece of artwork by each artist featured in the Open Studios Guide. Download the tour guide for the final weekend at openstudiostour.org.
Creative Conversation Salon – “Multimedia collaboration — artists collaborating with writers; Writers collaborating with filmmakers; Filmmakers collaborating with musicians—and continuing”
October 18, 5:30-7:30 pm
The Arts Center is pleased to announce its new monthly program at the Granucci Gallery, Creative Conversations: A Salon for All Creatives in partnership with Susan Davis; Where artists can connect, learn and support each other on their journey to be creative. Beginning October 18, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm and continuing every third Tuesday of the month, special guests will serve as conversation leaders to discuss topics that foster connection and professional growth within our creative community. The bar will be open and light refreshments will be served. Sliding scale donation entry with suggested donations of $5-$20, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Aquila Theater’s Pride and Prejudice
October 19, doors 6 pm, $15 student and senior tickets
Published in 1813, Jane Austen’s ultimate romantic comedy, Pride and Prejudice, has stood the test of time. Aquila Theater will bring this classic to life thrillingly with its signature emotion, energy and visual flair. This prestigious theater company has performed at the White House under the Bush and Obama administrations and performed for the US Supreme Court and the National Council on the Arts. Get a taste of Broadway-level productions here at the intimate Marissa Funk Theater in Grass Valley.
Halloween-themed family fun day
Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Offered three times a year, these are free all-day events geared toward families and introduce many young children in our community to their first art experiences. This year’s Family Fun Day will include: performances by AirAligned, and magician Nick Fedoroff, a special youth costume contest with prizes, face painting by Lucy Galbraith and arts and crafts with Nancy Schaeffer, balloon artists, healthy concessions and other exciting entertainment. .
Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition
November 18, doors 9 am
This multimedia adventure blends classic storytelling with projected illustrations from Jack London’s classic novel about Buck, a dog who is kidnapped and forced to work on a dog sled team during the great Klondike Gold Rush. The show uses a 180-degree projection screen that surrounds the performer with a live score by award-winning singer/songwriter Graham Webber. It features a unique blend of classic images from the book along with brand new drawings and animations created by artist Michael Ray. Adults and children alike will love this sometimes funny and sometimes heartbreaking American literary classic tale of adventure and survival.
Source: The Center for the Arts