Arts with Altitude
There are hundreds of painters, sculptors, photographers, poets, writers, musicians, dancers and filmmakers. Many of them are world-class talents, with worldwide reputations, not to mention Pulitzer and Grammy winners. (An example is Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder). The county also has more than 60 arts organizations.
“We are an arts destination,” says Peggy Wright, president of the Arts Collaborative of Nevada County, the group charged with promoting the county’s arts organizations.
Here is a sampling of arts events from Oct.-Dec. For a complete list see NevadaCountyArts.org. (Area codes listed are 530).
Oct. 8-Nov. 7 To Kill a Mockingbird LeGacy Productions presents a stage adaption of Harper Lee’s novel. A five-week run at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. 268 5419 LeGacyPresents.com
Oct. 19-Nov. 14 Northern Miners 27th Annual Arts Exhibition Pioneer Arts of Grass Valley presents the exhibition at The Center for The Arts. 274-8384 TheCenterForTheArts.org
Oct. 21-Nov. 13 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing Sierra Stages presents the Tony Award-nominated revue celebrating the songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein at Off Center Stage in Grass Valley. 346-3210 SierraStages.org
Oct. 21, 22 Historical Haunted Walking Tour 2nd annual historical haunted walking tour in Truckee. 305-4231 TruckeeHistoryTour.com
Nov. 6 Yuba Watershed Institute’s 20th anniversary celebration at N. Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center. 265-4459 YubaWatershedInstitute.org
Nov. 4-Nov. 14 The Performing Arts Guild presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Center For The Arts in Grass Valley. 274-8384, ext. 14 or TheCenterForTheArts.org
Nov. 14 CATS trip to the San Francisco Opera House for Puccini’s Madam Butterfly. 265-2990
Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17 Cornish Christmas in Grass Valley. Recapture the spirit of Christmas past amid the charming surroundings of historic downtown Grass Valley. 272-8315 DowntownGrassValley.com
Dec. 1, 8, 12, 15, 19 Victorian Christmas in Nevada City. Nevada City’s historic district is closed to motorized traffic and transformed back in time. NevadaCityChamber.com
Photo of Trails and Vistas art walk in Truckee (credit: Scott Thompson)