FoodWineArt Insider: What’s new in our region?

YUBA BUS A convenient new bus service is offering local winery and brewery tours, as well as shuttles to the South Yuba River in the summer. With the motto “the river starts here” painted on its side, the 20-passenger bus picks up passengers in Nevada City and Grass Valley. Itineraries include a tour of Auburn […]

Events Calendar: Spring 2018

SPRING CALENDAR Nevada City April Springtime at Ananda The annual event has become a Northern California tradition, drawing thousands of visitors to see the more than 16,000 tulips and flowering trees, set amid mountain vistas at Ananda Village near Nevada City. CrystalHermitage.org Railbus Journeys Ride the completely restored historic Railbus 97 on a 35-minute trip […]

Strawberry Music Festival features Bruce Cockburn, Lindsay Lou

NOW IN ITS 37TH YEAR, NORTHERN California’s iconic Strawberry Music Festival takes place Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. “Everything from Americana to bluegrass to rock,” as festival co-founder Charlie Cran told MTV. The Spring Strawberry Music Festival returns to the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on May 24-28, drawing thousands of musicians, entertainers […]

LeeAnn Brook Fine Art plans grand opening on June 1

After three years of operating her own gallery for the first time in downtown Nevada City, fine artist LeeAnn Brook has moved her gallery and expanded into a space double the size, and onto Broad Street. LeeAnn Brook Fine Art will continue the model of the original gallery, featuring Brook’s on-site studio where customers can […]

The Center for the Arts rolls out programming during its renovation

The Center for the Arts, one of Nevada County’s premiere performing arts organizations, will undergo a long-anticipated multi-million dollar renovation beginning this Summer 2018. While we prepare to unveil exciting updates to our main facility, The Center’s signature programming will continue through The Center OnTheGo series. From intimate cabaret performances to comedy competitions, gallery exhibits — and […]

InConcert Sierra: Encouraging youth through music

BESIDES PRESENTING WORLD-RENOWNED artists including violinist Joshua Bell, pianist Emanuel Ax, the Vienna Boys Choir and others, InConcert Sierra presents educational programs to Nevada County’s youth featuring visiting concert artists. The springtime educational youth concerts are for third-grade students county-wide. “InConcert is dedicated to encouraging the imagination of young minds through music,” says Artistic Director […]

Nevada County Arts Council presents Sierra Poetry Festival on April 28

The Nevada County Arts Council presents the 2018 Sierra Poetry Festival on April 28, all day, at Sierra College in Grass Valley. Activities will include a keynote address by Los Angeles Poet Laureate Robin Coste Lewis, author of “Voyage of the Sable Venus,” winner of the National Book Award for Poetry. Three other California poets […]

“Belonging”: Exploring Local Perspectives

THE NEVADA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL, WITH a new grant from California Arts Council, has commissioned artist-in-residence Ruth Chase to create “Belonging.” Belonging is a community arts initiative led by Chase and funded in part by California Arts Council. “Belonging is about our vulnerable mountain home, and the people who tend it, love it and depend […]

LeeAnn Brook, Kodo Arts present “Japanese Inspired” May 4-27

KODO ARTS JAPANESE ANTIQUES HOLDS its annual nine-day spring show and sale May 5-13 at its spacious antique warehouse in Nevada City. Earlier this year, Kodo Arts shipped a 40-ft. container from its warehouse in Kyoto, Japan, to Northern California, filled with furniture, home decor, stone lanterns, kimonos and more. For the first time, Kodo […]

The Sierra Poetry Festival highlights our booming arts and culture scene

Locals and visitors from “all walks of life, of different ages and varied interests” gathered at the Nevada County campus of Sierra College in Grass Valley on Saturday for the 2nd annual Sierra Poetry Festival, hosted by the Nevada County Arts Council. Poets flew in from “all parts of California, America, and even the world” […]

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