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 […]

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 […]

Sierra Stages presents “Chicago” from July 13-August 5 in Nevada City

SIERRA STAGES BRINGS THE excitement of the hit musical “Chicago” to Nevada City with an all-local Nevada County production playing July 13-August 5 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Originally premiering on Broadway in 1975, “Chicago” is a modern classic of the American musical theatre, with a catchy score by John Kander and […]

Garrison Keillor coming to Grass Valley on October 15

America’s iconic storyteller, author and radio personality Garrison Keillor is coming to the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley on Sunday, October 15, thanks to The Center for the Arts. It is his first appearance in Grass Valley. Tickets go on sale to The Center’s Encore members on January 31; to members on February 14; […]

Chinese travel industry tour group visits the Sierra Foothills

“We just completed a fam tour of Gold Country for China Visit USA, with some dramatic surprises for both our Chinese and California participants,” said Lex Matteini, press manager of the Nevada City Chamber. “Here we’re being informed that this pair of antique banners, part of a private collection of Chinese Gold Rush artifacts, is […]

Nevada County to hold its 1st annual Sierra Poetry Festival

NEVADA COUNTY WILL HOLD ITS 1st annual Sierra Poetry Festival on the Nevada County campus of Sierra College on April 1, our magazine has learned. The festival will be presented by Nevada County Arts Council (NCArts), with support from the California Arts Council. “A poetry festival is a perfect opportunity to draw people together to […]

Nevada County featured in S.F. Chronicle travel section

Nevada County is featured in this week’s San Francisco Chronicle travel section. Our magazine placed an advertisement. The articles are here: •“The Insider’s Guide to Nevada City” •“Grass Valley: Vintage treasurers in a former mining town” •”Nevada City: Old West with a new age vibe” •”Hip, historic Sierra weekend” •”Truckee: Redefined rustic in a rustic […]

“Travel Nevada County” featured in S.F. Chronicle

We worked as a business writer/chief technology writer at The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, so we were glad to participate in a special section in The Chronicle promoting Nevada County CA. The stand-alone section will run in the newspaper a week from Sunday (9/18)— and online. Here’s our ad and the “pitch” from […]

Nevada County Fair draws 100,000 visitors

By Nevada County Fair More than $540,000 raised for Nevada County youth, more than 7,400 exhibits, and several community partnerships made for a successful 2016 “Kick It Up” Nevada County Fair. •About 100,000 people attended this year’s Fair. •More than $900,000 was generated on Treat Street by local nonprofit organizations. Proceeds raised will allow these […]

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