‘The Gallery’ at Grass Valley Courtyard Suites

If art galleries are at the top of your list when traveling, then combine your hotel stay with an art gallery. Grass Valley Courtyard Suites is an art hotel located in downtown Grass Valley and features the art of a new local artist each month.


The arts are thriving and we want you to be a part of the experience! Free and open to the public, Grass Valley Courtyard Suites holds an art reception at the beginning of each month with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres and gives the community a chance to meet that month’s featured artist. Brought to you by Grass Valley Courtyard suites Gold Country’s premier boutique art hotel; every month featuring a different artist with unique talents ready to share their gift with the community.
For the month of July, Grass Valley Courtyard Suites brings you Karen Lilly, an outstanding gourd artist. Born and raised in Turlock she counts herself as a ‘rare bird’ and has spent her whole life living in California. A local artist, Karen and her husband Gene reside outside of Nevada City. Always an avid lover of the great outdoors, Karen uses her art to express her love of nature drawing inspiration from the leaves of the forest floor; to fantastic and mythical creatures as shown by her dragon gourd.
Using gourds as her canvas, Karen hand draws her creations which can take anywhere from days to months to complete; each she says, is a labor of love. Karen gladly accepts commissioned work and can be contacted at Karen@lillycreations.net