VOTE! The Center for the Arts – “Best of Nevada County”

  Voting is open for “Best of Nevada County.” To vote click HERE, register your email address, scroll down to the respective category you want to vote in. Vote for The Center under “Fun and Games” and you can vote for The Center as the Best Venue and California WorldFest as Best Event.

Center for the Arts Announces New Executive Director Amber Jo Manuel

The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley (“The Center”) is pleased to announce that Amber Jo Manuel has been named Executive Director starting January 10th, 2018. A native of Nevada City, Amber Jo worked the last 17 years in marketing and development for not-for-profits arts organizations in New York City and the Bay Area, until she returned to Nevada County in the Fall of 2016 to join The Center for the Arts as its Director of Development. Since September 16th, Amber Jo has been the Acting Executive Director in addition to leading a major capital renovation project that will begin construction in 2018. The Executive Director position is critical to the success of The Center, so the Board pursued a thorough process to attract & review qualified candidates. We solicited applications nationally and received over 35 applicants from which we selected the 7 most qualified for detailed interviews. WhileRead More

Julie Baker Innovation Fund brings South African Dance to The Center for The Arts

In 2015 Julie Baker gathered a select group of visionaries to create The Innovation Fund. The purpose of this fund was to expand The Center’s ability to take artistic risks and produce newer works. Through the Innovation Fund, The Center has provided a stage for new programming opportunities and a laboratory for collaborations that explore diversity, innovation and community. It is place where multicultural work is introduced in order to educate our audiences, where new artistic experiences are brought to the community, and it provides an incubator for new ideas and artistry. Some of the work made possible by the Innovation Fund include Shanghai Acrobats, A Literature to Life Presentation of Richard Wright’s Black Boy, The National Russian Ballet, Black Violin which incorporated a collaboration with Music in the Mountain’s Youth Orchestra and Rhiannon Giddens, a Grammy-winning country, blues and old-time music singer and musician. On Thursday, November 9th TheRead More

Fall Membership Drive 2017

October 5 through November 10, 2017 We are grateful to our members whose support make The Center the greatest! Become A Member   The recent Open House on October 5th included Open Studios Art Preview and the kickoff for our Fall Membership Drive with special incentives to join during the month of October. Because ticket sales cover only 60% of their annual expenses, The Center relies on membership support from our patrons. Income from membership allows The Center to provide free community events and programs that benefit local youth and provide opportunities for the visual arts in our community! A benefit for Center members is early access to tickets. As part of the Fall Membership Drive The Center will announce concerts that will be on sale exclusively to members only during October. We encourage fans to join in October to be sure they have tickets. During the Fall Membership DriveRead More