Kodo Arts antiques sale is Sept. 30-Oct. 8 in Nevada City

The upcoming Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques Fall Warehouse Show and Sale, Sept. 30 – Oct. 8, features one of Kodo Arts’ best collections of Japanese antique furniture, garden features, architectural, home decor, art, kimonos, lighting and much more  — all handpicked from the antique markets and auctions houses of Kyoto. This fall sale features a […]

Amber Jo Manuel named The Center’s acting ED as it launches first-ever capital campaign

The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley (“The Center”) is pleased to announce that Amber Jo Manuel will be named Acting Executive Director starting September 18th. A native of Nevada City, Amber Jo worked the last 17 years in marketing and development for not-for-profits arts organizations in New York City and the Bay Area, […]

Center for the Arts Executive Director Julie Baker to step down

The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley (“the Center”) today announced that Executive Director Julie Baker has decided to step down on September 15. After 8 years of overall leadership of the non-profit organization, Julie is looking forward to focusing on her passion for the arts without day-to-day management responsibilities. The Center’s Board of Directors […]

Nevada City: Focused on economic development

Thanks to the Gold Rush, Nevada City was once California’s third largest city, behind Sacramento and San Francisco. The picturesque foothills’ town—incorporated in 1856—has enticed some famous people. Mark Twain lectured in the Nevada Theatre “when Los Angeles wasn’t much more than a squalid cow town,” as the Los Angeles Times observed. The town also […]

Placer County receives update on “Stages at Northstar” project

Fresh from being named a prestigious state Cultural District, the Truckee region is forging ahead with plans to build a $30 million, 650 seat theater and 2,500 seat amphitheater in a project known as Stages at Northstar. The Tahoe Regional Arts Foundation and Northstar presented the plan to the Placer County Board of Supervisors at […]

The inaugural Nevada County Visual Artist & Gallery Guide

This is from the latest newsletter of the Nevada County Arts Council. Our magazine published the inaugural Nevada County Artist & Gallery Guide last month. It coincides with the summer issue of our magazine, a special report on the state’s new “Cultural Districts.” We rolled out the news that Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee were […]

Henderson, Drew and Hauck inducted into Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame

Karen Henderson and Jim Drew, along with Robin Hauck, have been named to the Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame. Henderson and Drew have been attending the Nevada County Fair since childhood and were both Nevada Union FFA members who exhibited steers, market hogs, and lambs. They went on to become local agriculture teachers and […]

Thunderbird yacht is back on Lake Tahoe after 4 years

With record water levels, refurbished engines and a new bottom, Thunderbird yacht is making a long- awaited debut at the Lake Tahoe Concourse d’ Elegance this August 11th – 12th. America’s most recognizable, and possibly the most valuable, wooden speedboat turns 77 and will be the centerpiece of one the most acclaimed and prestigious wooden […]

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 […]

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