Nevada County’s arts and culture scene generates $46.9 million in economic activity, supports 869 jobs, new study shows

Nevada County’s nonprofit arts and culture sector generates $46.9 million in economic activity and supports 869 full-time equivalent jobs, making it a powerful economic engine, according to a new report titled “Arts & Economic Prosperity 5.” Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations are businesses in their own right, the study said. They spent $25.7 million during […]

Sustainable Food and Farm Conference is Feb. 7-10 in Grass Valley

Every year, farmers and those who love local food come together for an extended weekend of learning and networking at Sierra Harvest’s Sustainable Food and Farm Conference. Beyond a fun reunion for foodies, the event is making a noticeable difference in Nevada County’s agricultural community, said Sierra Harvest’s Co-Executive Director Malaika Bishop. According to Nevada […]

Hotels & Wineries Double as Art Galleries

Grass Valley Courtyard Suites is becoming an “art hotel.” Embracing the recent state Cultural District designation, the owners plan to display local artwork throughout the hotel, including at its 1,300-square- foot event center. Each month, the hotel will feature a different artist or collaboration of artists. It also will host artist receptions. “We’re thrilled to […]

Nevada City: An Artsy Sensibility

THE CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL’S decision to recently host a public meeting in Nevada City is a testament to the town’s cultural heritage. “I learn so much from seeing council members on their own turf and experiencing the deep connections you have with the arts,” said Council Director Anne Bown-Crawford at the historic Miners Foundry. Grass […]

Nevada County Arts’ Events for Summer 2018

Music in the Mountains MIM’s 2018-19 season celebrates favorite classics, and showcases exciting emerging new artists along with world-class performers. The new season begins October 18, when MIM partners with the Sacramento Philhar- monic & Opera to present Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, featuring violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, as well as Schumann’s Symphony No. 4. Happy Holidays […]

California Arts Council holds public meeting in Nevada City on June 7

Nevada County Arts Council invites the community to a significant meeting on Thursday, June 7, at 10 a.m. The California Arts Council will hold one of its five annual public meetings here in Nevada County. Council Members – among them those appointed by Governor Jerry Brown – along with senior staff members including California Arts Council’s […]

Nevada County Arts Council presents Sierra Poetry Festival on April 28

The Nevada County Arts Council presents the 2018 Sierra Poetry Festival on April 28, all day, at Sierra College in Grass Valley. Activities will include a keynote address by Los Angeles Poet Laureate Robin Coste Lewis, author of “Voyage of the Sable Venus,” winner of the National Book Award for Poetry. Three other California poets […]

“Belonging”: Exploring Local Perspectives

THE NEVADA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL, WITH a new grant from California Arts Council, has commissioned artist-in-residence Ruth Chase to create “Belonging.” Belonging is a community arts initiative led by Chase and funded in part by California Arts Council. “Belonging is about our vulnerable mountain home, and the people who tend it, love it and depend […]

California Cultural Districts

THE CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL’s cultural districts program aims to assist Californians in leveraging the state’s considerable assets in the areas of culture, creativity, and diversity. A CULTURAL DISTRICT IS GENERALLY UNDERSTOOD AS A WELL-DEFINED GEOGRAPHIC AREA WITH A HIGH CONCENTRATION OF CULTURAL RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES. “State-level designation of Cultural Districts, with California’s diverse geography and […]

Nevada County Arts presents the Sierra Poetry Festival on April 28

NEVADA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL presents the 2018 Sierra Poetry Festival all day on April 28 at Sierra College in Grass Valley. Activities include a keynote address by national Los Angeles Poet Laureate Robin Coste Lewis, author of Voyage of the Sable Venus, winner of National Book Award for Poetry. Three other California poet laureates, and […]

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