Artists are drawn to light. Those of us that don’t see the world through the lens of camera or through the strokes of a paintbrush may not notice. Artists do. Photographers wrangle light to tell stories and artists feel the inspiration of the quality of light to define feelings and experience. Sit by our pool or firepit one evening and watch as the sun fades over the horizon. Watch the golden light caress the hills, trees, mountains and meadows. See the landscape change and evolve and erupt from the light and shadows. For the artist, this ignites the imagination. The light in our Gold Country exists nowhere else on the planet. This is why the artists are here.
“Art makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.” — Anni Albers
Downtown Auburn hums with exquisite works of art. Galleries can be found in historic stables and modern spaces. Paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics and other art on display at our galleries will sweep you away and you’ll experience our local area as only the artist can see. It’s a great way to start your Gold Country journey. You’ll definitely see the world differently as you explore.