Truckee and Tahoe City: Arts, Culture & History

TRUCKEE-TAHOE BOASTS WORLD-CLASS scenery and a High Sierra setting that inspires arts and culture. The area’s historic past includes the transcontinental railroad, the infamous Donner Party, and the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley. The Truckee Cultural District is one of 14 state Cultural Districts. Downtown Truckee also is a designated Historic District, giving it […]

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” […]

Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee selected for state Cultural Districts, as expected

Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee on Monday were two of 14 districts selected statewide for a five-year California Cultural Districts program, a major boost for our region’s cultural tourism. Their likely selection was first reported in Sierra FoodWineArt magazine last week. The board of the California Arts Council accepted the staff’s recommendation at a board meeting […]

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 […]

Federal analysis: Arts, culture add $700 billion to economy

Today’s creative economy gets a big boost from the arts, according to new data from the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The latest figures cover 1998 to 2013 and they spotlight fast-growing arts industries, export trends, employment figures, consumer data, and more. In 2013, arts and cultural production […]

World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell dazzles sold-out crowd at InConcert Sierra

Violinist Joshua Bell is one of the world’s most popular classical musicians. The 47-year-old Gramercy Park, Manhattan, resident has recorded more than 40 CDs, performed for three U.S. presidents, as well as the president of China, and made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age 17. In the next two weeks, Bell performs at Carnegie […]

Valhalla Festival: arts, culture, music & theatre

THE 34TH ANNUAL VALHALLA Art, Music & Theatre Festival at Tahoe Tallac Estates on Tahoe’s South Shore is a popular regional gathering, from the convergence of music styles and on-stage theater to cultural events and fine arts. Daytime concerts for the Music on the Lawn Series are free of charge on the Valhalla Grand Lawn […]

Center for the Arts: Planning to preserve, upgrade its facility

We regularly help distribute flyers for The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley through our Reno and Truckee-Tahoe distributor, along with promoting them in our magazine, as we do with all our customers (for no extra charge). Our goal is simple: Promoting arts and culture in our region in print, online and reinvesting in […]