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An in depth introduction to Historic Nevada County, California including Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Truckee and Sierra County.

CULTURAL DISTRICTS

County Known For Its Creativity

NEVADA COUNTY ARTS

COUNCIL serves as a

hub for information. It

also facilitates efforts

that promote and

sustain the visual,

literary and performing

arts of Nevada County

to advance the

cultural, social and

economic life of the

community.

nevadacountyarts.org

NEVADA COUNTY HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN for its

creative atmosphere which has now been recognized

by the California Arts Council. In 2017, the Council

selected 14 California Culture Districts, and chose

Grass Valley/Nevada City and Truckee as two of the districts.

One does not have to look far to encounter the county’s art community. A stroll through

the town centers reveal a number of art galleries, and musicians can be found performing

at street fairs and in wine tasting rooms. There are murals in Grass Valley, public art pieces

in Truckee and Art Walks in Nevada City.

This does not take into account that in western Nevada County there are more than 100

arts-related organizations producing some 1,000 events each year.

Truckee has attracted and grown a vibrant artistic community resulting in year-round

cultural events. Additionally there is the Arts Alliance, an advocate for arts and culture,

and the Public Art Commission.

Nevada County has a deep cultural tradition. By 1852, Nevada City, Grass Valley and

Rough and Ready had theatres attracting famous entertainers. In the late 1880s, Grass

Valley opened an opera house. The Nevada Theatre in Nevada City built in 1865 is still

going strong. Truckee hosted popular entertainers in a building

that dates back to 1870. It was also host to an opera company.

“...in western

Nevada County

there are more

than 100

arts-related

organizations

producing

some 1,000

events

each year.”

PHOTOS: MURAL, KIAL JAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

EARTH RHYTHMS,

ANDREW WRIGHT / LIGHTHAWKPHOTO

80 | NEVADA COUNTY GOLD

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