As of February 2018,
The Amador Arts Gallery will no longer be displaying art as we have in the past,
and The Little City Studio Gallery has closed permanently.
You can go on the Art Trek ANYTIME that the 15 galleries or businesses are open. Go to to find the details about each month’s specific gallery events. A brochure is available that acts as a quick reference guide — a map, names, addresses, and hours of operation.
Add Art, Jackson – Fine art framing services and the colorful original work of the late John Johannsen are featured. This world renowned artist’s vibrant and whimsical canvases are sought after by many collectors. Even though his home/studio where he once lived and stored his work in Jackson burned to the ground last year, but here, you can still see and buy Johannsen’s rare works. 20 Main Street, 209-223-3339, M-F 10:30-5
BellaGrace Tasting Room, Sutter Creek – 73 Main Street, Sutter Creek. Monday -Thursday 11am-5pm.
BlueBelle Studio, Pioneer – Deb Wright – She operates a working art studio encompassing an eclectic gallery of original art, prints, beaded jewelry, vintage items and curiosities. 22594 #7 Highway 88. 209-768-8157. Open Springtime through late Fall by appointment only. First Saturday Reception hours 11-2. Additional information about weekly workshops and hours can be found on her website bluebellefarm.com or by following her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/LeapinMoon.
Chaos Glass Works, Sutter Creek – Art Glass Gallery and Hot Shop: David and Heather Hopman make a wide variety of art glass items. Live glassblowing demonstrations happen all day on weekends. Using a state-of-the-art electric furnace, the artists melt glass from batch, add colors, and working the glass at over 2100 degrees, they blow and hand shape the pieces to achieve a unique array of forms. 121A Hanford St., 209-267-9317, W-F 11-5 (often open earlier); Sat 10-7, Sun 10-6; Mon & Tues by appt. chaosglassworks.com
Charles Spinetta Winery & Wildlife Art Gallery, Plymouth – The tasting room includes one of Northern California’s largest wildlife art galleries with original watercolors, sculpture, pottery, and hundreds of framed prints. Sip wine while you gaze at this amazing collection. 12557 Steiner Rd., 209-245-3384, Mon, Thurs, Fri, 8-4; Sat & Sun 10-4:30. charlesspinettawinery.com
Fine Eye Gallery, Sutter Creek – Beautiful glass sculptures and glass ornaments by Glass Artists Tim Lazer and Filip Vogelpohl. Lazer of Sacramento uses a technique to create specific glass shapes by using multiple layers of glass, often using glass powders and precious metals which are fused or melted onto the glass surface to achieve lustrous, iridescent, opalescent, opaque, or transparent glass pieces. Vogelpohl of Boise was born in Prague and practices traditional glass blowing every day. His custom ordered chandeliers can be found in many restaurants and homes. 71 Main Street., 209-267-0571. Daily 10:30-5:30 fineeye.com
Full Circle Trading Company, Jackson – The “Fantasy Zone Art Gallery” featuring fine art by local artists, along with authentic Native American art and crafts, jewelry, beads and much more. 15 Main St. in Old Town Jackson, (209) 223-1214. Mon.10-3; Wed.-Sat.10-4; Sun.11-3; closed Tuesdays.
Gallery 10, Sutter Creek – Featuring new exhibits each month. Gallery 10 is located at 15 Eureka St., a short block off Main St., 209-267-0203. Gallery hours are Thurs-Mon 11-5. Starting in October they will make every effort to be open on Tuesdays as well. Gallery10suttercreek,com
Gateway Sotheby’s Intl. Realty, Sutter Creek – Gateway is a customer driven Brokerage dedicated to achieving results and providing exceptional service to our clients in the purchase and sale of single-family residences within Amador, El Dorado, and Placer Counties. Being affiliated with Sotheby’s has sparked our interest in art and when renovating our office space we were able to create expansive walls to feature art. We are grateful to have been raised in the gold country area and proudly support local artists. Our featured artist is Sarah Dixon with a rotation of various local artists including Cynthia Dunn-Selph. 54 Main St., 209-267-8233, M-F 9-5, S-S-10-4. gatewaysir.com
Gifted “Local & American made”, Jackson – Gifts and goods for everyone! Gifts and goods for everyone, including Charleen Tyson’s colorful and whimsical painted furniture and cheese and cake stands. Let owner Jeannette help you find the perfect gift for the holidays and for any occasion. 8 Main Street., 209-223-1558, Mon-Sun 10-6. shopgifted.net
Heart & Soul Studio, Sutter Creek – This 3,800 sq.ft. warehouse is the setting for a variety of fun on-going workshops, and is also available to rent for public and private events. They offer classes in their studio by appointment but please visit the shop at 21 Badger Street. Open 10-4 daily. www.facebook.com/suttercreeksoul, Instagram: @soul42, Email: email@example.com
Petroglyphe Gallery, Mokelumne Hill – Doug Lawler’s Island of Za, Chapters 2 & 3 from his soon to be published book. The exhibit is a collection of over 50 dry point etchings “a fable…..of a mythical island, a girl with magical powers and a dog that continually loses friends.” Exhibit opens Sunday, December 10 with a reception from 5-7, serving wine from 1850 Winery, Sutter Creek, and a variety of cheese. 8317 Main St., 209-286-1387. Open Thursday through Sunday 11:30-4:00. gallerypetroglyphe.com
Rosebuds Café “Farm to Fork”, Jackson – Family-run farm-to-fork café featuring local ingredients and great art on the walls, even occasional live music. Rosebuds is part of the Amador Artists Association Art in Public Places Campaign, so you can catch a different local artist’s work every couple of months. Rosebud’s is also home of the AmadorArts Open Mic Night, held the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5:30pm. Artists of all kinds are encouraged to come and share their work! 26 Main St, 209=257-0227. Sun, Mon, Thurs 8-3; Fri & Sat 8-8
Shenandoah Gallery at Shenandoah Vineyards, Plymouth – The owners and their family have created an art-filled experience in their tasting room. 12300 Steiner Rd. 209-245-4455, firstname.lastname@example.org. Daily 10-4:30
Sutter Creek Gallery “Art for Everyone”, Sutter Creek – Featuring new exhibits each month. Gallery is locate at 35 Main Street., 209-267-0228. Open daily 10-5; closed Tuesdays. suttercreekgallery.com