InConcert Sierra: A performing arts pioneer in the foothills

“STEEPED IN HISTORY, GRASS VALLEY and Nevada City experienced a ‘cultural revolution’ that has reshaped the local economy and continues to influence the statewide arts scene,” the California Arts Council observed in naming the region one of 14 state Cultural Districts. InConcert Sierra has been one of the area’s arts and culture pioneers. The nonprofit […]

Poet Snyder to enter California Hall of Fame

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder is being inducted into the California Hall of Fame this week. In its biography of Snyder, the California Hall of Fame calls him “one of the most significant environmental writers of the 20th century and an influential figure in the ecology movement.” The hall notes that he has lived sustainably for […]

“Shaping the future of Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District” set for January 25

Nevada County Arts Council, together with the Cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City and both Chambers of Commerce, will facilitate a convening on Thursday, January 25 at 5-7pm at the Rood Center. The topic is: “Shaping the future of Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District.” City Staff and Councilmembers, our Chambers of Commerce and Nevada […]

The Stages at Northstar: A regional arts center for Truckee-Tahoe

LIKE GRASS VALLEY AND NEVADA CITY, Truckee also has been designated as a state Cultural District by the California Arts Council. Though known for its outdoor recreation, the region is growing as an arts destination. Locals are forging ahead with plans to build a theater, amphitheater and black box theater in a project known as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cultural Districts help foster economic growth, tourism and a creative workforce

MORE CITIES ARE TURNING to art and Cultural Districts to foster economic growth, increase tourism and attract the creative workforce needed for the new economy. Across America, 13 states have established statewide Cultural District programs. The number of districts per states varies from 78 in Louisiana to under 10 in a number of states. Rhode […]

Our Cultural Districts

OUR SUMMER ISSUE MARKS THE 10th anniversary of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine. We have grown from a full-color, glossy magazine to one that fully integrates print with digital, including our website, a custom edition for smartphones, a comprehensive SEO (search-engine optimization) strategy, and social media pages such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. It is […]

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 […]

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