Our Wild & Scenic River

“I am foremost a person of the Yuba River Country in the Sierra Nevada.”
—Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Gary Snyder
Our region is known worldwide as home to Lake Tahoe, “the fairest picture the whole earth affords,” as Mark Twain wrote in Roughing It. Tahoe is one of the oldest, deepest and purist lakes in the world.
Lesser known, [...]

Wild & Scenic seeks environmental artwork for Film Festival

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, in collaboration with Nevada County Arts, is once again inviting all local and regional artists to submit their environmental artwork for possible inclusion at the 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA during the film festival January 14-18, 2016.
The film festival theme is [...]

A visitor’s guide to downtown Grass Valley

“Take the scenic route to downtown Grass Valley,” reads a new billboard on I-80. Off the beaten path, the Gold Rush-era town is a heritage travel gem. Downtown Grass Valley is livable, walkable and historic. Whether you’re shopping, dining, staying or playing, you’ll find an abundance of options.
Grass Valley’s historic downtown core—about 15 walkable blocks— [...]

Arts leaders, including a local contingent, convene in Sacramento this week

Californians for the Arts, a statewide nonprofit group founded in 2010 to increase public awareness of the importance of the arts will convene more than 250 artists, arts educators and arts organization leaders from around the state at “Confluence 2015” in Sacramento on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
The group includes Julie Baker, executive director [...]

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 [...]

Art award winners at 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Here are the winning artists for the 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival art exhibit. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival partnered with Nevada County Arts for the fourth year in an effort to increase awareness of the intersection between arts and the environment.
Local and regional artists submitted their environmental artwork for possible inclusion at [...]

Wild & Scenic salmon in downtown Grass Valley

The 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the largest environmental festival of its kind, is January 15-18 in Grass Valley and Nevada City.
Downtown Grass Valley is known for its creative window displays, and this week we noticed salmon popping up on the windows, with artistic flair.
Some of them are photographed here. We talked to [...]

Holiday fairs and festivals in Grass Valley and Nevada City

Fridays, Nov. 28-Dec. 19, 6-9 p.m.
Recapture the spirit of Christmas past in historic downtown Grass Valley during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration. Started in 1967 to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of the region’s most popular events.
Mill and West Main Streets are closed to [...]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival tickets on sale December 1

Tickets for the The 13th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival go on sale to the public Monday, December 1st. The festival returns to downtown Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA, on January 15 – 18, 2015 and you don’t want to miss any of the action.
With more films, venues and special events this year [...]

Inspiring premier of “Prelude for Yuba Salmon” at Music in the Mountains

We thoroughly enjoyed hearing Music in the Mountains’ Artistic Director Pete Nowlen conduct the premier for “Prelude for Yuba Salmon” at the Amaral Center in Grass Valley on Sunday.
It marked a year-long collaborative adventure in music, environment, composition and film for local young musicians. Mentored by professional musicians, the students composed music reflecting their experience [...]

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