LeeAnn Brook Fine Art: Exemplifies our vibrant art scene

NEVADA CITY-GRASS VALLEY AND Truckee were named among 14 California Cultural Districts thanks to “a generous base of artists and makers,” as the California Arts Council said last summer. Contemporary landscape painter LeeAnn Brook is one of the leading examples. LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, at 300 Spring Street in historic Nevada City, is among the […]

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 […]

Nevada City featured on Amgen Tour of California website

Nevada City is featured on the Amgen Tour of California website. It will be the “Stage 2” start of the race on May 10-17, as we reported in October. The eight-day stage race will travel a north-to-south route and span nearly 700 miles through many of California’s most breathtaking roads and sceneries. The article on […]

Nevada City is a finalist for America’s coolest small town

Nevada City is one of the 15 finalists for America’s coolest small town, according to BudgetTravel.com. “Nevada City may be a little off the beaten path (60 miles northeast of Sacramento, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains), but residents value the Gold Country town for its music and art scene, food, and proximity […]

New: Explore the Wild & Scenic Film Festival selections (videos)

This January, SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) 12th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns with another incredible selection of films to change your world. Each year, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators and well-known world adventurers to the historic downtowns of Nevada City and Grass […]

Actress Debra Winger to attend Wild & Scenic Film Festival in January

Debra Winger is an esteemed actress (An Officer and a Gentleman, Terms of Endearment, Urban Cowboy and many others) writer, producer, and activist. Ms. Winger has additionally been the recipient of multiple distinguishing honors, including Emmy, BAFTA, and Golden Globe nominations. “She was a co-producer of the Academy Award nominated documentary, Gasland, which has been […]