NEVADA CITY, California – We are excited to welcome back another season of the First Friday Art Walks! Join us for an exuberant evening of art in the shops and on the streets. This year over 20 downtown Nevada City businesses will participate by staying open late and hosting an artist in their space. Many businesses will have the artists on site, so attendees can meet the makers and mingle in open-house style receptions. Numerous businesses will also offer special samples, activities, or live demonstrations.

The mission of the Art Walk is to increase awareness, appreciation, and participation in the arts in our local community, while also increasing commerce for local businesses in the downtown Nevada City area. Nevada City has long since been a cultural and arts hub – the Art Walk aims to put a spotlight on our incredible arts community. The First Friday Art Walks run the first Friday of each month from June through September with the first event kicking-off this Friday, June 3, 2022 from 5-9pm.

In addition to the festivities happening inside businesses, there will be live music and performances on the streets, live art demos, and a small selection of curated arts vendors. New this year, join the Art Walk Stitch-In. Bring your knitting, crochet, spinning, or any portable fiber projects, and join the crew from Heathered Yarn Co for a “stitch-in.” Meet local fiber artists in our community and make some new friends.

The Art Walk brings a quirky sense of fun and creativity to our community. Every month, you can catch a live demo of award-winning body painter, Alison Kenyon, creating a full-body masterpiece. Be sure to stop and pose with the model for a photo. You can also have your future told from the Psychic Typewriter Poet.

Come spend an evening strolling through downtown, enjoy a meal, visit the shops, and see incredible local artists. The event is free and open to all ages. Maps will be available on site with a list of all participating locations.

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About the Nevada City Chamber

Quaint, scenic & historic – Nevada City is an exuberant Victorian era city amid mountains, rivers, and forest. Known as the “Queen of the Mining Towns,” Nevada City is a true gem who lives up to her reputation, by brimming with beauty, culture, and history. The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit membership organization formed in 1937 to support small businesses in Nevada City and the surrounding region by providing technical, business, and tourism support.