Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Thursday, March 26, 2020

UPDATE: The Center for the Arts launches the Art Center Emergency Fund. Read more here. 


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

UPDATE: All Center presented shows scheduled for March, April and May have been postponed. Read more here. 


Saturday, March 14, 2020

UPDATE: The Glenn Miller Orchestra originally scheduled to perform on Wednesday, March 18, has been postponed. 


Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear Center for the Arts,

As our community responds to the rapidly evolving situation related to COVID-19, The Center is committed to supporting all efforts to contain the spread of this virus. To that end, we are complying with directives to cut capacity in our venue by 50%. That means offering only 250 seats in our theater and allowing 75 visitors or less in our newly remodeled Gallery.

Tonight’s Tinsley Ellis show will continue with 150 in attendance in our 500 seat theater. Also, The Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform as planned on Wednesday. Seating arrangements may be modified to follow best practices in providing space between parties. Tom Papa has been rescheduled for August 8.

All other Center shows through mid-April are postponed until further notice. If you have tickets to a rescheduled event, you will receive an email with more information. Though many of these shows were under the allowed capacity, it is not economically feasible for artists to continue tours when so many shows are being rescheduled. 

The Center is committed to offering inspiration and hope through this health crisis and we will be keeping the art gallery open at this time. We will follow up with updates to our scheduled programming and events as the crisis evolves. In the meantime, please take care of yourselves and the most vulnerable among us.

Over the last 18 months we have been building a stunning new theater that will forever change the cultural landscape of our community. This crisis comes at a moment when we were counting on a terrific opening with sold out shows. We are looking to you for support for in the coming months.

If you can become a member, make a tax-deductible donation, or buy a gift certificate for future performances, it all helps.

Thank you for your support,

Amber Jo Manuel, Executive Director
The Center for the Arts

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As of March 12th at 4:00 pm the following shows have been postponed, new dates and details are not yet available: 

Postponed Shows

  • 3/15 The Allman Betts Band with Special Guests Marc Ford & Jackson Stokes
  • 3/20 & 3/21 Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition
  • 3/22 The Second City: Laughing for All the Wrong Reasons
  • 3/29 Anders Osborne

If you have tickets to one of these events. Please hang tight.  We will contact you via email as soon as we have more information.  Thank you for your patience.


We are going ahead with other Center shows and events as scheduled.  We want our patrons to have the option to attend, and artists to have the option to perform. 

We are offering ticket exchanges and gift cards to anyone who is ill or prefers not to attend any of this month’s scheduled events. 


Most of our March shows are under 250 tickets sold, and at this time, the risk in Nevada County is still low. We will be posting daily ticket updates so that people understand the scope of the event, when making their plans. 

We are collaborating with the artists to make decisions for each show.  It’s a time for us to all come together and find the best way to support the artist community.  We will keep you posted if there are any other changes to the schedule.


The Center for the Arts continues to take precautionary measures including cleaning, disinfecting, providing hand sanitizer, and requiring staff that interact with the public to wear gloves. We encourage you to take standard precautions including hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home if you are ill. 


If you or someone in your household is ill, we ask that you please stay home.  You may call the box office at 530-274-8384 x 209 to exchange your ticket to another show, or request a gift card for future use at The Center.


If you are concerned about attending a public event at this time, you may call the box office at 530-274-8384 x 209 to exchange your ticket to another show, or request a gift card for future use at The Center.


We will continue to monitor the CDC, state, and local government agencies for any updates.  Please visit our website for our most current schedule of events

Thank you,
Melissa Clark, Marketing Manager