Covid-19: A Message to Patrons

Dear Patrons of The Center, After carefully considering our responsibilities to patrons, employees, artists, and the community; we have decided to postpone all Center presented shows that were originally scheduled for March, April, and May.  In times of crisis, we turn to family, friends, and the things that ground us. The Center is all of that to us.  After three years of incredibly hard work, the pain of having to shut down the week of our opening is not an emotion I will soon forget. A few days ago, I stood on the stage at the newly renovated Center and gazed out at the empty rows of seats. It is one of the most beautiful theaters I have had the pleasure of being a part of. I am in awe of what we have created and simultaneously deeply saddened that we will not be able to share it with the community…

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Main Stage Theater at The Center for the Arts

Grass Valley’s Center for the Arts to Postpone Grand Reopening

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

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Community Art Project Benefits Youth Arts Scholarships

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.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and The Opening of The New Center

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

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