“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 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 […]

Our region’s leaders embrace state Cultural District honor: “A coming of age for us”

Our region’s civic, business and elected leaders embraced the statewide Cultural District honors for Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee in a joint statement on Thursday, calling it a “coming of age for us.” It pointed to the Nevada County Arts Council and cities “working as one,” adding that the designation officially makes the County “a […]

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 […]

Grass Valley and Nevada City: A Cultural District that rivals a big city

THOUGH IT’S A RURAL REGION, western Nevada County, anchored by historic Grass Valley and Nevada City, is a cultural district that rivals a much bigger city. Nevada City has more than 100 arts and cultural organizations; arts venues that attract the likes of jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, violinist Joshua Bell and singer-songwriter Willie Nelson; famous […]

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 SierraCulture.com 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 […]

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 […]

A Sense of Place

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep.” – Robert Frost in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening FEW PEOPLE DO A BETTER JOB OF creating a sense of place than Robert Frost—in his case, describing life in rural New England. In […]

Inaugural Sierra Poetry Festival draws renowned poets, writers

We were proud to support the inaugural Sierra Poetry Festival, which drew over 100 people to Sierra College’s Nevada County campus on Saturday. In his keynote address, Stanford graduate and award-winning poet Dana Gioia, currently the Poet Laureate of California, gave an upbeat assessment of funding for the arts — despite the philosophy of the […]

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