After an extensive multi-million renovation, The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, CA reopened with a grand celebration on March 12 – only to have to shutter its doors the very next day due to the pandemic. The Center is launching an emergency fund to sustain operations and protect the community’s investment in their state-of-the-art venue for performing and visual arts.
Grass Valley, CA, March 17, 2020 – After an extensive multi-million dollar renovation project, Grass Valley’s Center for the Arts was prepared to reopen with a series of concerts and events designed to wow the community with the newly remodeled venue. Day by day their plans have drastically changed as they respond to the evolving health crisis. The first events hosted at The Center included a small private event for the local contractors association and a fine art exhibit opening for local artist Nancy Mintz. On Wednesday and Thursday, small groups gathered in the expanded Granucci Gallery, mingled in The Kerby Lobby and enjoyed local pours at Rick’s Bar and Cafe. This all happened just as Governor Newsom was recommending that events larger than 250 people be cancelled or rescheduled. The Tinsley Ellis show on Friday, March 13, had sold just under 150 tickets, so they went ahead with the first scheduled concert, inviting members and music
All shows through mid-June have been postponed. We are working with the artists to reschedule and will contact ticket holders as soon as we have more information.
In the meantime, you can continue to support The Center by purchasing gift cards to future events, donating, joining or renewing your membership.
Art Works is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a community art project benefiting Youth Arts Education Programs at The Center for the Arts. To participate, pick up a 10×10 canvas at Art Works ($15 suggested donation), decorate it, and donate it back to Art Works. Your creation will be displayed and offered for sale to raise money for Youth Arts Scholarships at The Center for the Arts.
WHAT: Opening Events at The Center for the Arts
WHEN: Now through April 2020
WHERE: 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley, California
ADMISSION: Invitation only member events plus public open houses, gallery exhibits and shows
TICKETS & INFO: thecenterforthearts.org or call 530-274-8384
The moment has arrived. This is it! The dream for a new building has finally become a reality with our stunning new Center for the Arts. After 18 months of construction and raising over $3.1 million we are finally opening the newly renovated Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 12 at 5pm. Our first event is the art reception for Nancy Mintz: Strata, followed by an entire weekend of shows including Tom Papa, Tinsley Ellis and the Allman Betts Band. Currently, we do not plan to cancel any upcoming performances, events, or receptions. We will be monitoring the CDC, state, and local government agencies for any updates and encourage you to take standard precautions including hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home if you are ill. While at this time the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 coronavirus in Nevada County is low, the health and safety