Arts & Culture: An economic engine in Nevada County, CA

A HALF CENTURY AGO, NEVADA County— long known for its rich gold mines and Wild West feel—experienced an arts and culture revolution that has reshaped the local economy well into the 21st century. The county also continues to influence the statewide arts scene.
Starting in the ’60s, Beat Generation member and “deep ecology” poet Gary Snyder, [...]

California Arts Council turns 40: foothills’ poet Snyder was first chair

IN 2016, THE CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL in Sacramento celebrates 40 years. Much of its success comes from the involvement of Nevada County’s artistic community.
In the ‘70s, Governor Jerry Brown

Wild & Scenic Film Festival is January 14-18

Now in its 14th year, SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival on January 14-18 informs, inspires and ignites solutions to “change our course.” Each year, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators and well-known world adventurers to the historic downtown areas of Nevada City and Grass Valley.
This year’s [...]

Nevada City: Yuba River Town

NEVADA CITY IS HOME BASE FOR THE SOUTH YUBA RIVER, WHICH FLOWS JUST NORTH OF THE HISTORIC TOWN.
IN 2012, OUTSIDE magazine named Nevada City one of the “best river towns in America,” citing its connection to the sun-soaked, granite-lined Yuba.
Few people know the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) was founded in an upstairs office [...]

DANK’S “Changing Course” show is January 15

DANK, Nevada County’s artists collective at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, invites you to their new exhibition, “Changing Course,” part of the 14th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival’s Art Exhibit. The show will be open to the public from Friday, January 15th through Sunday, January 17th.
“Changing Course” marks the culmination of DANK’s very [...]

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.” 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— continues to be the community’s main [...]

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 [...]

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