We invite you to join us for a paint & sip at the Foothills! Come Paint With Us is going to hold an acrylic painting class here at our event venue next Tuesday night. It’s sure to provide a well-deserved break in the middle of your work week! This paint & sip class happens on Tuesday, June 8th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Join in and learn how to paint the Bridgeport Covered Bridge with step-by-step guidance from artist instructor Anita Pearson.
At Thursday’s class, you’ll learn how to paint a local historic landmark like a professional with no painting experience needed! The Bridgeport Covered Bridge, a Nevada County treasure, will be the subject of the paint & sip class next Thursday night. Limited seating will be available since we are practicing the art of physical distancing. So make sure that you secure your spot in class by signing up today! Grab your tickets here for our Bridgeport Bridge paint class, then join us at the Foothills next Tuesday.
The Bridgeport Covered Bridge was built as a toll road in 1862. Horses and carriages would travel over the bridge on their way to or from the mines. During the time of the Gold Rush, the population grew so fast that the state of California needed to raise money to build new roads, and toll roads were the answer.
The bridge utilizes a combination truss and arch construction and is the longest single-span-covered bridge in the U.S. The Bridgeport Covered Bridge was designated a National Civil Engineering Landmark in 1970 and in 1971, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But the bridge has had some hard times. In 1997 it was nearly washed away by floods, and by 2011, Bridgeport Covered Bridge was closed to both vehicles and pedestrians due to safety concerns. Its future was in doubt, but thanks to the South Yuba River State Park Association (SYRPA) Save Our Bridge Campaign, the repair and restoration of this historic bridge is underway.
Join us to enjoy painting the shake roof and the wooden sides of this 230-foot long bridge which is the longest single-span-covered bridge made of wood in the US. Your masterpiece will include the beautiful South Fork of the Yuba River as it flows beneath the bridge and the colorful mountains and foliage surrounding this crossing of the river.
So, come and explore your inner artist and create a wonderful 16×20 painting to hang in your home or give as a gift. Your class fee includes an apron, canvas, easel, paint brushes, and acrylic paint. Not a seasoned artist? Don’t worry; no painting experience is required. Our skilled instructor will guide you every step of the way.
Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase, subject to current COVID-19 restrictions. Collect your friends, colleagues, and family, and join in the fun! All levels of painters will enjoy this class, so round up your friends and get your tickets today.
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Subject: Bridgeport Covered Bridge
Date: Tuesday, June 8th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Instructor: Anita Pearson
Price: $35 per seat (purchase two or more tickets for $29 per seat!)
Location: The Foothills Event Center
400 Idaho Maryland Road
Grass Valley, CA
If you have a gift certificate, please call or text us at 530-271-1000 to reserve your seat. Bring your certificate to redeem at the class. Class starts promptly at the indicated time above.
We look forward to having you Come Paint With Us next week!
Class capacity is limited, so register here to secure your spot today.
Mardie has been a successful and inspiring entrepreneur since 1981. The Foothills Event Center was created out of Mardie’s desire to enrich the community and provide a place to come together for celebrating, learning, sharing, and enjoying our rich Gold Country heritage. Rooted in her love of Nevada County, Mardie’s strong vision and desire to serve the community yielded the opportunity to revitalize the former Weaver property into a gathering place that we all can enjoy.
Her innovation and commitment to environmental responsibility contribute positively to our community and surroundings. With The Foothills Events Center, Mardie is creating the best experience for our clients and their guests, creating memories for generations.