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 [...]

“A Wild Life” is theme for 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Wild & Scenic team is proud to announce its official theme for the 2015 Festival. After careful consideration, lots of brainstorming, and some good ol’ fashioned fun, we have arrived at our theme…A Wild Life.
We love the multiple interpretations of this phrase and are thrilled to get to work curating a festival of [...]

Video: Debra Winger at Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City

Debra Winger was a guest as this year’s Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley. 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, [...]

2014 award winners at Wild & Scenic Film Festival

People’s Choice Award
Xmas Without China
Best of Festival
Gasland II
Spirit of Activism
The Last Ocean
Most Inspiring Adventure Film
Maiden Trip
Best in Theme
Uranium Drive-In
Best Short Short
The Story of Solutions
Jury Award
Bringing It Home
Jury Award
Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Student Filmmaker Award
Slater Jewell-Kemker, An Inconvenient Youth
John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award
Christopher McCloud, Standing on Sacred Ground
Honorable Mentions
North of the Sun
Xmas Without [...]

“Sneak peek” at our magazine’s new mobile website at Wild & Scenic Film Festival

We’re offering a “sneak peek” at our new mobile website for visitors to the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival. Go to on your iPhone, Android or smartphone.
It includes guides for dining, wine and beer tasting, B&Bs and hotels, art galleries and performing arts, skiing and attractions, an online calendar, an online box office, [...]

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