Art & Soul ArtWalk is Sept. 16 in Truckee

TRUCKEE’S ARTS AND CULTURAL scene is booming, adding a new dimension to its popularity as a destination for outdoor recreation. The area is home to events such as the Lake Tahoe Music Festival, Autumn Food and Wine Festival, Music in the Park, and events at Art Truckee and other galleries. The 3rd annual Art & […]

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 […]

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 […]

Q&A with Eliza Tudor of Nevada County Arts Council

From our Spring 2016 issue: ELIZA TUDOR IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Nevada County Arts Council. She is from England and has worked at the University of Oxford to help promote and raise funds for the university’s arts and humanities division, among other positions. Eliza has a master’s degree in arts administration and cultural […]

Exclusive: Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee recommended for designation as Cultural Districts

Grass Valley-Nevada City in the Gold Country, and Truckee in the High Sierra are among the 14 finalists recommended for designation as State Cultural Districts, a major coup for the region, Sierra FoodWineArt has learned. The recommendation was included in an agenda packet for the California Arts Council’s upcoming board meeting, which was quietly posted […]

Nevada County Arts: First Friday Art Walks, Garrison Keillor and more

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK The First Friday Art Walk celebrates Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, artisan boutiques, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, as well as its artistic and creative community. Participating downtown businesses are open 5-9 p.m. and many of them host receptions with local artists, trunk shows or performances. Many shops also […]

Gary Snyder & Tom Killion: The Art of Friendship

LIKE NATURALIST JOHN MUIR, Pulitzer-prize winning poet Gary Snyder’s words about the Sierra point to its extraordinary beauty, ecological importance and rich cultural history. In The High Sierra of California, Snyder’s prose, Tom Killion’s woodcut artistry, as well as Muir’s writings, capture the multiple facets of the region. The two famous artists—who share an appreciation […]

Art Works Gallery epitomizes art boom in Grass Valley

“THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS is the focal point of the new arts movement—one that can be traced from the emigration of hipsters and hippies to the high country in the 1960s and ’70s,” the San Francisco Examiner wrote in 1999, in an article titled “The arts boom in Grass Valley.” Nevada County is no […]

Nevada County Arts

What’s Happening – Nevada County, CA is the creative pulse of the Sierra. Here are some examples of upcoming arts events: The Center for the Arts presents the Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of western Nevada County, October 8-9 and 15-16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open Studios is a self-guided tour through artist studios and […]

“Frida” paintings by Roseanne Burke at The Alexander Gallery

The “Frida” exhibit features Roseanne Burke’s portraits of the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. In March 2016, the National Museum of Women launched a social media campaign (#5 Women Artists) for Women’s History Month. The purpose was to raise awareness about female artists and to address the gender imbalance in the presentation of art. Ms. […]

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