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 […]

Arts & Culture: An economic engine in Nevada County, CA

A HALF CENTURY AGO, NEVADA County— long known for its rich gold mines and Wild West feel—experienced an arts and culture revolution that has reshaped the local economy well into the 21st century. The county also continues to influence the statewide arts scene. Starting in the ’60s, Beat Generation member and “deep ecology” poet Gary […]

Adventure Towns: The new tech hubs

“MOUNTAIN BURGS AND CITIES WITH the perfect work-life balance aren’t just good for skiing, biking and hiking,” writes Outside magazine. “For years, these areas have reinvented themselves as outdoor-friendly tech alternatives to Silicon Valley.” Outdoor-friendly tech towns with the lure of a work-life balance, along with a growing culinary and arts scene, offer the special […]

California WorldFest: July 16-19 in Grass Valley

NESTLED NEAR THE WILD AND scenic South Yuba River and the picturesque towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley, California WorldFest’s 19-year history at the most beautiful fairgrounds in California is experiencing a rebirth. The Center for the Arts, a non-profit performing arts organization with a venue located in downtown Grass Valley, acquired WorldFest from […]

Two Nevada County startups to present at Innovate Northstate gathering in Chico

Nevada County startups represent two of the five presenting companies at Innovate North State’s new Golden Triangle Capital Network launch event on May 6, according to the Economic Resource Council. Traitware will make a 10-minute presentation while JobVille will be making a two-minute “elevator pitch.” The Golden Triangle Capital Network serves as a catalyst for […]