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The Backstage Bar Now Open

We can’t invite you in to enjoy the newly renovated bar or the beautiful state-of-the-art theater at the The Center just yet, so we’ve opened The Backstage Bar. Join in the fun and enjoy drinks and food from the back lot where you can make a reservation for Outdoor Entertainment or drop by to watch a From The Center broadcast.  

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The Center for the Arts raises $78,057 for broadcasting

“Our gala has been growing in popularity the last few years,” said Amber Jo Manuel, Executive Director. Even though we couldn’t be in the same room together, we were intent on trying to make this event as fun as possible. The completion and opening of The Center and our 20th Anniversary is not only a landmark event for The Center but for the entire community. It was time to celebrate and I could not be more thrilled to celebrate this momentous occasion knowing so many friends of The Center were watching. The goal of this gala was to raise funds to help purchase cameras, cables, tripods and other important equipment to continue our broadcast series.

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The Center for the Arts Continues to Expand Cultural and Educational Offerings as They Continue to Lose Ticket Revenue This Fall

The Center for the Arts is committed to bringing a wide variety of arts and cultural experiences to Nevada County through performances, art exhibits, and through California WorldFest, their annual world music festival. Even as mass gatherings and events continue to be put on hold, The Center is determined to hold true to their mission while being advocates for public safety, but they won’t be able continue this pace without income from ticketed events.   “Without more funding we will have to close at the end of the year,” says Executive Director, Amber Jo Manuel as they move to postpone more shows. “We were hopeful that we might be able to resume shows with live audiences in the fall, but in reality that may not happen until fall of 2021.” The Center relies on revenue from performances, events, and venue rentals that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Now Accepting Gallery Reservations

In our continued efforts to make the arts more accessible during COVID, and to make public health and safety a top priority, we are now accepting reservations for private gallery visits. Masks are required and capacity is limited to 10 visitors at a time. 45 minute time slots are available starting Tuesday, July 28 for the new exhibit Erin Noel, Unfolding. CAPACITY: 10 people LENGTH: 45 minute slots HOURS: COST: FREE Reserve your gallery time by emailing Gallery@thecenterforthearts.org or call to make an appointment today. Help us keep each other safe. When at The Center we require that you wear a mask and maintain social distance. Read more about our safety protocols. Upcoming Exhibitions

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