The Center for the Arts announces inaugural season lineup for “The New Center”

The Center for the Arts announced its inaugural 2019/2020 season lineup on Monday — the first time The Center announced a full season at once. Other shows could be added later, however. Putting together an annual season of performance and visual arts can be likened to preparing a 10-course meal for royalty. Every detail must […]

Russian ballet performs “Romeo and Juliet” and “Carmen” in Grass Valley

THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET Theater is visiting Grass Valley to perform “Romeo and Juliet” and “Carmen” on February 11, thanks to The Center for the Arts. Fifty Russian dancers will perform the two classics at The Center’s Main Stage Theater in downtown Grass Valley. The group is visiting Grass Valley as part of a four-month, […]

The Center for the Arts 15th anniversary celebration is May 14

In the late 1990s the building at 314 West Main Street in the heart of downtown Grass Valley, California was drawing the attention of artists. Built in 1947 to house a Chevrolet dealership, the building had evolved from automobiles to being a school of cosmetology, a gymnasium and a video production facility. In 1999 a […]

The Center for the Arts: Helping to create our “arts economy”

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING performing arts venues, have helped diversify our regional economy. The timing has been beneficial because the recession clobbered traditional industries. Nowhere is the trend more visible than at The Center of the Arts in Grass Valley. The Center—ironically home to a car dealership in the ‘80s—has become an “economic engine” for Nevada […]