An exuberant evening of art in the shops & on the streets
20+ artists in shops | live music & performances | vendors | special activities
June 2, July 7, & August 4
Nevada City’s thriving arts community comes alive during First Friday Artwalk. Local artisan boutiques, shops, wine tasting rooms and eateries feature local artists at live events throughout the evening. The event showcases both established and emerging artists, creating space for engagement between artist and art lover.
The First Friday Art Walks run the first Friday of each month from June through September 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.
Think of the Art Walk as the opposite of a street fair – instead of all the action being on the streets, most of the action is in the shops! Each of the 25+ participating business stay open late and feature an artist in their space. Many artists will be on site for meet & greets, live demos, or to offer interactive activities.
Pick-up a map from any of the participating businesses (or use the one below) to guide you to the various locations located throughout downtown Nevada City. Additionally, all participants will have signs in their window to help direct you. The event is free and open to all ages to attend. Make a fun evening out of strolling through town, getting a bite to eat, and visiting the participating locations. Many businesses offer refreshments and specials throughout the night.
In addition to the shops, we offer live music, a small selection of curated vendors, and live art demos on Commercial Street, York Street, and in Robinson Plaza.