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 […]

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 […]

Cultural Districts help foster economic growth, tourism and a creative workforce

MORE CITIES ARE TURNING to art and Cultural Districts to foster economic growth, increase tourism and attract the creative workforce needed for the new economy. Across America, 13 states have established statewide Cultural District programs. The number of districts per states varies from 78 in Louisiana to under 10 in a number of states. Rhode […]

Our Cultural Districts

OUR SUMMER ISSUE MARKS THE 10th anniversary of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine. We have grown from a full-color, glossy magazine to one that fully integrates print with digital, including our SierraCulture.com website, a custom edition for smartphones, a comprehensive SEO (search-engine optimization) strategy, and social media pages such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. It is […]

InConcert Sierra presents mandolin soloist Avi Avital and guitar duo Assad Brothers on February 24

A trio of superstars in the classical music world — mandolin soloist Avi Avital and the guitar duo Assad Brothers — are going to perform February 24 in Grass Valley, thanks to InConcert Sierra. The celebrated Brazilian-born Assad Brothers with their exceptional artistry and uncanny musicianship, are teaming up with Israeli superstar Avital, the first […]

Tributary Whitewater Tours for whitewater rafting

Whitewater Rafting Tributary Whitewater Tours has been safely guiding California whitewater rafting and American River rafting trips since 1978 and offers something for all levels, from “mild to wild.” The tours include the North Fork of the Yuba River; South, Middle and Forks of the American River; Upper Sacramento River; East Fork of the Carson […]

Farm-to-table pioneer Alice Waters to speak in Grass Valley in September

Alice Waters, the pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, is speaking at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley on September 8. The event is presented by The Center for the Arts and sponsored by BriarPatch Co-op. “A Conversation with Alice Waters” exemplifies the growing food sustainability movement in our region. Waters also is expected to […]

Nevada Union High Scholarship and Awards Night

Students, parents, teachers, families and friends gathered in the Don Baggett Theater on Wednesday night for the Nevada Union High School Scholarship and Awards Night. We presented the inaugural Sierra FoodWineArt magazine Journalism/Media scholarship. In the past I had presented an award on behalf of the Gold Country Cal Alumni Scholarship Association, but this time […]

The Center cancels Kathy Griffin show

The Center for the Arts released this statement on its Facebook page: Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins appearance in Grass Valley, CA on June 16, 2017 has been cancelled. ​Ticket holders will receive a full refund from the box office by close of business Friday, June 2. Please do not contact the box office unless you […]

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