The Grass Valley Courtyard Suites, a privately and locally owned boutique hotel boasting 42 fabulous rooms and suites is proud to announce a jump into the arts. In an effort to align with the recent state designated Cultural Arts distinction, and to embrace and promote a thriving local art community the hotel aims to turn its common places into vibrant gallery spaces. With ample wall space throughout the property, including a 1300 sq ft event center the sky really is the limit on the ways in which artists can present their works and/or workshops throughout the hotel property. “We’re thrilled at the idea of introducing our guests to our local artists in a truly immersive way”, says project coordinator, Danielle Scallin.
The Grass Valley Courtyard Suites has been a “best kept secret” in the Nevada County area for more than 16 years. Certainly no strangers to community involvement the “art hotel” idea was born from a real desire to invest even further in some of the best that the community has to offer while simultaneously providing a new experience to the thousands of guests that frequent the hotel each year.
Partnering with the Center for the Arts, the hotel plans to officially present as a stop along the Fall Open Studios Tour October 13, 14, 20 & 21st. Each month thereafter will boast a different artist or collaboration of artists to be on display. Locals and guests alike are encouraged to attend lively artist receptions featuring signature cocktails at the “no host” bar, and to stop by anytime to view and purchase art. “Because we are open seven days a week from early morning to evening hours, and because we have guests visiting us from all corners of the world, there is ample opportunity for the art pieces to get really great visibility.”
Content and photos submitted by Danielle Scallin, Grass Valley Courtyard Suites