Nevada City School of the Arts’ annual fundraiser on March 18 includes chance to win Hamilton tickets

Step right up! With live music, two bars, and better auction items than ever before — including a trip to New York City to see “Hamilton” on Broadway — Nevada County’s premier fundraising event is sure to amaze and astound! 

Nevada City School of the Arts presents its 19th annual “A Matter of Taste” fundraiser on Saturday, March 18, from 6-11 p.m.

The historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City transforms into a mind-boggling carnival of delights, with a fabulous Strong Man Show, face painting by Penny the Clown, and an incredible array of beautiful art.

The silent auction will range from one-of-a-kind works by local artists – as well as Nevada City School of the Arts students – to airfare for 2, three-nights lodging and two tickets to see “Hamilton.”

Other prizes include vacation rentals for skiing, summer fun, and romantic coastal getaways; a 20’x36′ Cold Frame Greenhouse, tickets to local festivals and concerts; and as always, generous donations from local restaurants, artists, jewelers, health clubs, farmers and more.

The tables at A Matter of Taste are full of treasures – and bargains. So come for the auction, and stay for the party. Visit for descriptions of all of the items and a look at the evening’s schedule.

Thanks to generous underwriting from AJA Video, every penny earned during this event goes straight back to support the environmental field studies and arts programs at the Nevada City School of the Arts, this year celebrating its 22nd anniversary.

One of the first public charter schools in the state of California, NCSA serves a diverse population of over 400 K-8 students, offering foundational and curriculum-integrated arts instruction, as well as music, dance, theater, film and other electives.

Unlike most traditional public schools, NCSA must provide their own facilities, and thus relies on fundraisers such as A Matter of Taste to fund its highly enriched curriculum. So every ticket is guaranteed to win support for the school  a good time for a great cause.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with a complimentary glass of wine, two no-host bars, a variety of delicious appetizers & cocktails, music by SierraCapella and hundreds of fine items in a silent auction. Following the auction, Heartbass ~DJ Brian Hartman will spin the tunes for dancing with abandon. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Bid early, bid often!

The evening’s schedule:

6 p.m.  Doors Open, silent auction, complimentary glass of wine, hors d’oeuvres, no-host bar, live body painting
6:30   Strongman Show!
8:00 to 8:20  Auction tables close in Stone Hall
8:30 to 9:00   Silent auction tables close Osborne Woods Hall
9:00   SierraCapella on the main stage Osborne Woods Hall
9:15    Raffle winners picked – Osborne Woods Hall
9:25   Finale Strongman show
9:40  DJ Brian Hartman starts the dancing
9:45    Check out begins
11:00  All good things must come to an end

—Nevada City School of the Arts

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