DANK and Music in the Mountains team up Miners Foundry on June 5

The DANK New Works show opens on Friday, June 5th, in conjunction with the Nevada City First Friday Art Walk. DANK Collective members Roseanne Burke, Sheila Cameron, Cynthia Levesque, Moira McLaughlin, Joseph Meade, Celine Adrianna Negrete and Nancy Nelson will be showing their newest work, there will be musical performances by Music in the Mountains, [...]

Nevada City: Ride Fast, Live Slow

Nevada City, California: Amgen Tour of California Stage 2 (May 11, 2015). The following 30 second commercial is running on NBC during the Amgen Tour of California broadcast. Original song “I Won’t Give Up” by Ishaan Reyna. Downtown Nevada City video footage by Joel Sauter. Edited by Greg Whatley of Mountain Event Productions.

California’s best preserved [...]

Chicago Improv in Nevada City

The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December 1959. No one could have guessed this small cabaret theatre would become the most influential and prolific comedy theatre in the world. From Mike Myers to Steve Carell, and from Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey, The Second City imprint is felt across [...]

Miners Foundry begins Mardi Gras with legendary saxophonist Karl Denson

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center kicks off Mardi Gras weekend in Nevada County on Friday, February 13 with the heavy grooves, high-energy, shake-your-tail-feather music of Karl Denson’s Tiny
Universe featuring celebrated steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier.
For nearly three decades, legendary saxophonist Karl Denson has been getting crowds around the world out on the dance floor. Approaching [...]

Nevada City’s Spring St. Neighborhood: An Emerging Arts District

LAST YEAR WE WROTE ABOUT an emerging food lovers’ neighborhood on lower Commercial Street in downtown Nevada City, anchored by the farmers market, annual farm-to-table banquet, the Boardwalk and the new Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co.
In the new year, across town, the Spring Street neighborhood is being revitalized. This includes a new building for [...]

A visit to DANK at Osborn/Woods in the Miners Foundry in Nevada City

We were excited to visit the new DANK at Osborn/Woods gallery at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City on Friday. The gallery is debuting at the 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The new visual arts space on Spring Street in the historic downtown is freshly painted, bright and airy, and bathed in [...]

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 [...]

Artisans Festival is November 28-29 at Miners Foundry

THIS YEAR MARKS the 40th anniversary of the Artisans Festival, November 28-29 on Thanksgiving weekend, at the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City. The ‘70s saw an arts and cultural renaissance in Nevada City, and the Artisans Festival at the Miners Foundry was at the center of it.
This is one of the longest running holiday [...]

Sierra and foothills roadtrips in an electric car

More electric vehicles are on the road, with Northern California ranked as the top EV region. By 2022, California’s electric vehicle sales are expected to be more than double the total for the next three most popular EV states.
EVs aren’t just for intercity travel. Silicon Valley-based Tesla Motors, which is building an EV battery “gigafactory” in Reno, [...]

Nevada City Film Festival is September 4-7

The 14th Annual Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) kicks off September 4-7, 2014 in historic Nevada City, CA. Every summer, NCFF makes art into a party, bringing emerging and top independent filmmakers showcasing award-winning short and feature length films from around the world to the Sierra Foothills. The four-day celebration of art, music, and independent [...]

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