Paint Like the Masters

2019 Summer Camps: Five sessions, each offering two or more programs, from June 10th through August 2nd. At Paint Like The Masters Camp budding young artists paint in acrylics on canvas, recreating their own versions of the works of great masters such as Van Gogh, Monet & Picasso! Developed for students ages 8–14, taught at Nevada City School of Arts.

The Curious Forge

2019 Summer Camps: Five sessions, each offering two or more programs, from June 10th through August 2nd. At Curious Forge Camp students receive hands-on instruction from professional artists in one or more of the “maker” arts, including Fiber Arts, Metal Arts, Found Objects Art, Jewelry Making, Laser Cutting, Ceramics, Glass Fusing, Woodworking, and Textiles. Divided for Age Groups: Youth (8-11), Teens (12-17), taught at Curious Forge Makerspace.

Improved All-Around Accessibility!

The Center for the Arts is committed to making its new facility, inside and out, easily accessible for patrons and visitors with disabilities. Accessibility was a guiding principle during the design phase for the new Center. The design incorporates easy access for building entry, seating, restrooms, parking, box office, and bar and concessions area. Assistive listening devices will be available for those with hearing loss. Soula Antoniou, former president of VSA, The International Organization on Arts and Disability, underscores the importance of accessibility to the arts: “People with disabilities are not a small fringe group in your community—they are an integral part of every community. … The average attendee does not exist. We’re all different, and our needs vary.” We are striving to meet the varying needs of our community. In order to make the performing arts events more enjoyable and trouble-free for everyone, expanded accessibility accommodations approved by theRead More

Let’s dance!

The best-known remedy for the doldrums is dancing. It’s a simple recipe: pry yourself from the couch, shake off the dust, put on your dancing shoes and get moving! The Center for the Arts will soon be the place to groove to the music, with a dance floor made of beech and room enough for 725 dancers. Whether you’re into dancing cheek-to-cheek or shaking it, be prepared to cut loose with your main squeeze or swing a new partner on the floor. Jitterbug, tango, twist, twerk, cha cha, hip hop, salsa, samba, breakdance, waltz – whatever your preferred dance style – come strut your stuff at The Center in fall 2019. Get ready to dance the night away or bop ‘til you drop! By becoming a Next Stage Crew member, you can help us keep the spirit of dance alive in our community. Come dance with us! Bigger dance floor!Read More

Celebrate the power of community!

Public art brings people together, sparks discussion and interaction, and generates involvement in the community. In short, art celebrates community. The Center for the Arts is part of a broader community that makes Nevada County a special place to live, work, and visit. Supporting The Center is a great way to get involved and actively participate in this extraordinary community. It’s been exciting to watch the landscape of our community change over the past year. In downtown Grass Valley, new businesses have opened: Cake Bakery & Cafe, Watershed at the Owl, MeZé Eatery, Element + Loft, The Pour House, to name a few; and well-established businesses, such as Lola and Jack (formerly Junk in the Trunk), Serendipity, and Brew Bakers have moved around the corner or across the street. These changes enrich and enliven our community. In fall 2019, the highly anticipated opening of the newly renovated Center for theRead More