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Local Gallery Roundup — Art Galleries in Your Area

Local art is imperative to building a diverse and cultured community, and now more than ever galleries need your support. We spoke with several to see how they’ve pivoted amid the pandemic and reimagined how art can be shared.

Blue Line Arts


Located in the heart of Downtown Roseville, Blue Line Arts has been around since 1966 and through name and location changes their original vision has held true: to support the arts. In addition to showcasing various artists’ works, Blue Line Arts offers youth and adult programs and is home to the Roseville Mural Project. Currently, the gallery accepts reservations for both self-guided and docent-guided tours, as long as the group is 10 or less. Masks and social distancing are required. 405 Vernon Street, Suite 100, Roseville, 916-783-4117,, @bluelinearts

Harvest Shindig by Martha Jones


Though shut down for a time, the Gallery at 48 Natoma has reopened with welcome arms. Free, self-guided tours on a variety of days are being offered for individuals and groups of up to 10 people, but a reservation is required. “The gallery is following current public health guidelines; all visitors and staff are required to wear a face covering while inside the building and maintain social distancing at all times,” shares Director Cindy Abraham. The current exhibit running through January 14, 2021, is Tea Time, which showcases tea-themed oil paintings, mosaics, and a selection of teapots. 48 Natoma Street, Folsom, 916-461-6601, @galleryat48natoma

Art League of Lincoln’s Art Center; photo by Patricia Lane


The Art League of Lincoln’s Art Center is currently open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. after being closed from March through September. This month’s exhibit, Seasons Imagined, runs through December 19, and 2021 programs include high-level art classes, full shows, their annual Clay Day event, and more. Treasurer and Operations Manager, Dotti May, shares a few ways you can support the center, including “buying artwork at the gift shop or ‘Online Gallery Store,’ visiting, and becoming a member of the Art League of Lincoln.” Current safety precautions include taking temperatures upon entering, requiring masks, and limiting the number of guests. 580 Sixth Street, Lincoln, 916-209-3499,, @artleagueoflincoln

Auburn Old Town Gallery; photo by Susan Stoll


Auburn Old Town Gallery may have to cancel events for now, but they’ve worked hard to safely reopen six days a week. “Supporting local businesses is critical to overcoming the financial impacts caused by the pandemic. Shopping for unique gifts created by local artists at our gallery helps us keep the doors open. Wearing masks and adhering to the safety protocol set in place by the CDC helps ensure the safe reopening of all businesses,” explains Publicity Chair Susan Stoll. In addition to featuring fine art and unique gifts, the gallery also includes a feature wall showcasing various themes throughout the year (this month’s is “Gifts for the Season” and features art under $50). They’ve also launched an online shop ( full of work in various mediums. 218 Washington Street, Auburn, 530-887-9150,, @oldtowngallery

Anita Rochelle Boutique & Fine Art


Located within Anita Rochelle Boutique & Fine Art is a collection of work from members of the Sutter Street Artists. But in addition to paintings and ceramics, the boutique also sells fashionable jewelry, clothing, and accessories. Owner Anita Rochelle urges locals to steer away from big-box stores, if possible. “I would love people to at least take a look at what the small shops have.” Rochelle even offers private shopping Mondays and Tuesdays (by appointment only). 627 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-501-7942,,,  anitarochelleboutique

Gold Country Artists Gallery; photo by Menka Belgal


Gold Country Artists Gallery is owned and operated by over 45 local, award-winning artists who also showcase their work there. Current hours are limited—noon to 5 p.m. every day (except Tuesdays)—but they’re eager to fully reopen when it’s safe to do so. Featured art includes a diverse range of paintings, photography, jewelry, sculpture, and more. Fun fact: It’s also the longest continuously running gallery in the region. 379 Main Street, Placerville, 530-642-2944,,  @goldcountryartistsgallery

Placerville Art Gallery


Placerville Art Gallery—which is full of local artists’ work ranging from paintings and ceramics to jewelry and photography prints of the region—is currently offering private appointments by request through their Facebook page, in addition to curbside delivery and shipping. 352 Main Street, Placerville, 530-295-1100,

Volution Gallery opened with the idea that everyone deserves art, therefore they collect and showcase unique, open-edition prints that are affordable and easily accessible. Though the gallery remains closed, they invite you to visit their website where you can place an order to be shipped or picked up curbside.  452 Main Street, Placerville, 530-748-7675,, @volutiongallery

Grizzly Gallery & Gifts features the works of Bob and Shannon McClurg who specialize in wood turning, beaded jewelry, miniature painting, shell art, and more. They’re open by appointment only and also offer a small sampling of their pieces for sale online. 1500 Stoney Wood Way, Penryn, 916-663-4440,

Bank of America Gallery


The Harris Center for the Arts has closed indefinitely and with that the Bank of America Gallery within it has temporarily closed as well. However, they have put their Folsom Arts Association Membership Show online as a virtual tour for free. Scroll through images from some of the area’s most talented artists in a variety of styles and mediums. 10 College Parkway, Folsom, 916-608-6888,

High Hand Art Gallery recently closed, but a few artists from the gallery created a new venture: Persimmon Art Gallery, featuring “high-quality work from 16 local artists in various mediums, including jewelry, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, greeting cards, and textiles,” shares Rebecca Martinez. 13466 Lincoln Way, 530-883-3557, Auburn,

Made up of local artists, Art Studio 360 sits on Placerville’s bustling Main Street and features artwork in myriad mediums, including wood, clay, pencils, fiber, jewelry, and more. Peruse the vibrant gallery every day from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; masks required. 360 Main Street, Placerville, 530-295-0360,,, @artstudio360,  

by Emily Peter-Corey
Art League of Lincoln photo by Patricia Lane. Auburn Old Town Gallery photo by Susan Stoll.  Gold Country Artists Gallery photo by Menka Belgal. Other photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.

Editor’s Note: Due to the ongoing pandemic and changing public health guidelines, we recommend calling each respective gallery before visiting.