Alice Waters’ book due out September 5: “Coming to My Senses”

Editor’s note: Alice Waters’  long-awaited memoir is going to be released in the same week that she speaks in Grass Valley. The Center for the Arts presents “In Conversation with Alice Waters” on Sept. 8. An article from our magazine is here. The long-awaited memoir from cultural icon and culinary standard bearer Alice Waters recalls […]

Fowler family named “Family of the Year” at Nevada County Fair

Brad and Alana Fowler have been named the 2017 Family of the Year by the Nevada County Fair’s Board of Directors. The Board chose the Fowler Family for their ongoing commitment, participation and volunteer efforts in the livestock program at the Nevada County Fair. Brad and Alana, who were both born and raised in Nevada […]

“Chicago”: One of Sierra Stages’ best productions in its nine-year history

Our region’s arts and culture scene recently has been basking in the sunlight. In July, the California Arts Council named 14 statewide Cultural Districts, and Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee were included in the elite group. The same week the iconic California WorldFest drew big crowds to the Nevada County Fairgrounds for headliners such as […]

Truckee Art Haus & Cinema to break ground in 2018 as its Cultural District expands

The summer issue of our magazine celebrates Truckee and Grass Valley-Nevada City being named as state Cultural Districts by the California Arts Council. “Truckee is poised for further expansion that will enhance its Cultural District. The Truckee Railyard is a redevelopment project east of the historic downtown,” we write. “The mixed-income community for artists will […]

Our region’s leaders embrace state Cultural District honor: “A coming of age for us”

Our region’s civic, business and elected leaders embraced the statewide Cultural District honors for Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee in a joint statement on Thursday, calling it a “coming of age for us.” It pointed to the Nevada County Arts Council and cities “working as one,” adding that the designation officially makes the County “a […]

Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee selected for state Cultural Districts, as expected

Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee on Monday were two of 14 districts selected statewide for a five-year California Cultural Districts program, a major boost for our region’s cultural tourism. Their likely selection was first reported in Sierra FoodWineArt magazine last week. The board of the California Arts Council accepted the staff’s recommendation at a board meeting […]

Sierra Stages presents “Chicago” from July 13-August 5 in Nevada City

THIS SUMMER, SIERRA STAGES brings the excitement of the hit musical “Chicago” to Nevada City with an all-local Nevada County production playing July 13-August 5 at the historic Nevada Theatre. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, “Chicago” tells the story of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who murders her lover. Desperate to avoid […]

U.S. Cultural Districts map

Cultural districts are defined as well-recognized, labeled areas of a city in which a high concentration of cultural facilities and programs serve as the main anchor of attraction, according to Americans for the Arts. They help strengthen local economies, create an enhanced sense of place, and deepen local cultural capacity. State cultural districts encourage arts-based […]

Grass Valley and Nevada City: A Cultural District that rivals a big city

THOUGH IT’S A RURAL REGION, western Nevada County, anchored by historic Grass Valley and Nevada City, is a cultural district that rivals a much bigger city. Nevada City has more than 100 arts and cultural organizations; arts venues that attract the likes of jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, violinist Joshua Bell and singer-songwriter Willie Nelson; famous […]

Truckee’s Cultural District: Art with Altitude

IN JUNE, THE CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL selected finalists for Cultural Districts, representing urban, rural and suburban areas across California. Truckee, and Nevada City and Grass Valley were among them. In July the Council’s staff recommended that they be included among a list of 14 to be designated as Cultural Districts, a major coup. Here’s the […]

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