Placer Arts

Auburn’s Steven Lease wields mean cookie sheet

There’s something special about being offered a cookie. Who can help but smile when eating a freshly baked cookie? It’s such a simple thing, sweet and delicious. Auburn’s Ste ...

Give artists more walls

Wow — amazing new art at the Arts Building. Kudos to Placer Arts for this new show, “Writing on Walls.” These talented artists should be invited to do a mural on one of the b ...

Graffiti artists spray from the soul

The Arts Building in Downtown Auburn has been tagged by graffiti artists, and the gallery crew couldn’t be happier. “I’m blown away,” said Angela Tahti, ex ...

Placer High photographer's work displayed in gallery

When visitors view the photos displayed in the Side Gallery in The Arts Building these days, they tend to get very quiet. “They study the work for a long time,” said An ...

Embracing the bright and bold

Traci Owens doesn’t do small. Visit her studio, located in the basement of the Arts Building, and you might feel dwarfed by creations like “I Hope You Dance,” a metal scul ...

MLK’s dream alive in Auburn

Once again the Martin Luther King community celebration was an inspiring and delightful success. Events such as these require the help of a lot of people who deserve a tip of the h ...

Get out and support local arts this month

Looking to get some culture? Now is as good a time as any to get out and experience the artistic abilities of your fellow foothills residents. Here are some of August’s highl ...

School’s out —now what?

Kids have a lot of free time on their hands for the next couple months. Now that school’s out for summer, many parents are likely scrambling to figure out how to occupy their ki ...

Buttons and butterflies add whimsical touch to Art Walk

Jay Stargaard is giving new life to old buttons. The Weimar artist, who works with recycled and found objects and materials, used a huge oak branch found knocked off one of her t ...

It's Auburn Art Walk time

The Auburn Art Walk kicks off its 16th season tonight, bringing the community face-to-face with local artists and their creations. Here’s what you need to know about the first of ...