Nevada City’s Spring St. Neighborhood: An Emerging Arts District

LAST YEAR WE WROTE ABOUT an emerging food lovers’ neighborhood on lower Commercial Street in downtown Nevada City, anchored by the farmers market, annual farm-to-table banquet, the Boardwalk and the new Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. In the new year, across town, the Spring Street neighborhood is being revitalized. This includes a new building […]

KVMR & Nevada Theatre: The Bridge Street Project

KVMR 89.5 Community Radio and the Nevada Theatre Commission, assisted by the community at large, collaborated to build an 8,000 sq.-ft. building behind the historic theater at the corner of Bridge and Spring streets in Nevada City. It creates a new home for the award winning radio station and adds needed backstage space to California’s […]

Arts a bigger economic engine that previously thought

The arts are a bigger driver of gross domestic product and jobs than previously estimated, according to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts. Among the new estimates are: • In 2012, arts and cultural production contributed more than $698 billion to the U.S. economy, or 4.32 percent to the U.S. gross […]

Gov. Brown approves $5 million increase in arts funding

Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a state budget that includes a one-time $5 million increase in general fund support for the California Arts Council. This is the first time in over ten years the arts have seen an increase of general fund monies, after support for the Arts Council was cut by 94 […]

Miners Foundry to present Summer Craft Fair on June 8

The Miners Foundry will present the Nevada City Summer Craft Fair on Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Fair features unique and local handmade artisans and vintage goods. Three years ago, inspired by the independent entrepreneurship and creative talents in Nevada County, a group of local young crafters and artists […]

Invest in Arts and Heritage in the Sierra Foothills

“Green’s the color of Spring and green can be cool and friendly-like.” We recently brought our 6th-grade son with us to hear jazz legend Wynton Marsalis perform in Grass Valley for a music appreciation experience. When Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra played the popular Kermit the Frog sing-along “It’s not easy being […]

Nevada City School of the Arts’ “A Matter of Taste” on March 8: Whimsical & Elegant

ACROSS THE STATE, charter schools are booming and educating students with their unique traits. Celebrating its 20th anniversary starting this fall, Nevada City School of the Arts is one of the state’s first charter schools. The school serves 350 kindergarten through eighth-grade students and is dedicated to keeping the arts in education—a real challenge to […]

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