ART OnSite Opening Celebration and Premiere of Artworks, September 7

ART OnSite, a project TSF has served as fiscal sponsor for the last year, is gearing up for their grand opening this Saturday!

On September 7, 2013, ART OnSite will unveil their first public art works project which aims to bring people and the natural environment together in an innovative and artistic way. The project features works from eight artists installed along the nine-mile Deer Creek Tribute Trail, in Nevada City, CA. Each artist was selected based on proposals that best interpret the culture, history and ecology of the Deer Creek watershed. The works range from hidden cameras capturing the flora and fauna on the trail to sculptures made with natural found materials to an interactive naturalist’s treasure hunt.

Their Opening Celebration and Premiere of Artworks in downtown Nevada City on September 7 is an all-day event that includes an opening program, children’s program in the park, and opportunities to visit artists at their sites that day.

Schedule of Events:

10:30 am – Opening Celebration and Premiere of Artworks at Robinson Plaza
At the musician’s stage at the Nevada City Farmers Market, Union Street, Nevada City
Speakers will include  Nancy Fleming, Chair, ART OnSite; Sally Harris, Mayor of Nevada City; Jon Blinder, President of the Board of Nevada County Arts; and Izzy Martin, CEO, The Sierra Fund.  Attending the ceremony are the eight ART OnSite artists, the ART OnSite Steering Committee, representatives of the projects 15 stakeholders, the media, the community and other artists who have been involved with the project.

10:30 am-noon – Artists at their sites on the trail
Following the ceremony from 10:30-noon, individuals and families will be invited to walk the Tribute Trail and preview the multiple installations.  The eight artists will be available along the trail to talk about their works. A brochure with map and location of the works will be provided.

10:30 am-noon – Children’s Nature-Based Art activity
During the Nevada City Farmer’s Market
This activity will take place under the trees in Callahan Park (at the edge of the Farmer’s Market).  Instructors will provide natural elements (leaves, twigs, acorns, rocks, etc.) and each child will create a sculpture that they may take home.  This event is free. This children’s activity will also take place during the Farmer’s Market on August 24.

For other news, maps and artist profiles, visit the ART OnSite website.