Arts Organizations

Dance Organizations
AirAligned
AirAligned is an aerial dance group founded in 2002.
Contact: (530) 277-4489, www.airaligned.com

Arts and Culture Council of Truckee Tahoe
Non-profit 501c(3) organization to sustain local arts.
Contact: (530) 582-6762, www.acctt.org

Center for the Arts
Music, theatre and visual arts performances plus classes, and more.
Contact: (530) 274-8384, www.thecenterforthearts.org

Desmond Irish Dance
Traditional Irish Dance.
Contact: (916) 543-2813, www.desmondirishdance.net

Earth Rhythm Dancers
African dance and drum troupe.
Contact: www.saintjosephsculturalcenter.org

Echappe Dance Art Theatre
A full spectrum dance studio offering classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Pre-Dance, Tumbling, Belly Dance, Flamenco, Musical Theatre and more.
Contact: (530) 271-1200, www.dancearttheatre.com

Foothill Country Dancers
Foothill Country Dancers promotes New England-style contra dancing in the northern Sierra Nevada foothills.
Contact: www.foothilldancers.org

Inner Rhythms Dance Theatre
Inner Rhythms Dance Theatre offers classes in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern ,Tap and MiniRhythms for mini dancers.
Contact: 530-550-8464, www.innerrhythms.org

Miners Foundry Cultural Center
A historic location for weddings, performing events, meetings or conferences.
Contact: (530) 265-5040, www.minersfoundry.org

Movement Alliance Dance Company
Modern and Contemporary Dance, Dance Theatre, Multi-Media work, as well as collaborations with other local artists.
Contact: (530) 277-2046, www.themovementalliance.org

Moving Ground Dance Studio
Children dance, yoga and Troupe Al Ama belly dancing.
Contact: www.saintjosephsculturalcenter.org

Nevada City Ballet Academy
Contact: (530) 265-6892

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center
Hootenannies, concerts, poetry readings, shindigs, art shows, theater, weddings, and all around good times.
Contact: 530-265-2826, www.northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org

Saint Joseph’s Cultural Center
A beautiful landmark monument and cultural center.
Contact: (530) 272-4725, www.saintjosephsculturalcenter.org

Sierra College Dance Department

Sierra Dance Institute
SDI offers a wide variety of dance classes for adults, teens, and children in a fun and vibrant atmosphere.
Contact: (530) 477-7644, www.sierradanceinstitute.com

Sierra Nevada Dance
Community dance academy ballet.
Contact: (530) 582-8278, www.artsfortheschools.org

Festivals

Artisans Festival
Downtown Nevada City. Fine art and fine craft in a festive, historic setting. Live entertainment, great food, and drink.
Contact: www.artisansfestival.org

Bluegrass Festival
35th Annual Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival.
Contact: www.fathersdayfestival.com

California Worldfest
California Worldfest features eight stages of music and dance from around the world, camping with family and friends, workshops, international food, and fine crafts under the cool, tall pines of the Sierra foothills.
Contact: www.worldfest.net

Celtic Festival
KVMR Celtic Festival offers two days of wonderful entertainment and education bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds in a magical setting of music, dance, sports, history and culture.
Contact: www.kvmr.org/celticfestival

Cornish Christmas
Recapture the spirit of Christmas past amid the charming surroundings of historic downtown Grass Valley.
Contact: www.downtowngrassvalley.com

Hot Summer Nights
One of the Nevada City’s most popular gatherings, this street faire features music, food, wine, artisans, and more.
Contact: www.nevadacitychamber.com

Italian Festival
A fun-filled atmosphere and to make the festival a traditional gathering spot for thousands to return each year.
Contact: www.nevadacountyitalianfestival.com

Nevada City Film Festival
This festival showcases independent films from around the world in a variety of genres at four historical locations in Grass Valley and Nevada City.
Contact: www.nevadacityfilmfestival.com

Sierra Arts Festival
Enjoy the ambience of beautiful historic downtown Grass Valley California at this annual street faire featuring fine art and crafts by California artists whose diverse talents make this occasion a cultural destination.
Contact: www.downtowngrassvalley.com

Sierra Storytelling Festival
Tellers and special guests will regale you with memories both poignant and hilarious–stories from African, Asian, Jewish, and Native American traditions as well as heart-warming folk tales.
Contact: (530) 265-2826, www.sierrastorytellingfestival.org

Trails and Vistas
Trails and Vistas fuses art and nature.
Contact: (530) 563-6557, www.www.trailsandvistas.org

Victorian Christmas
The old-fashioned celebration held each year in this colorful California Gold Rush town, evokes holiday memories of an earlier era.
Contact: www.nevadacitychamber.com

Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival
Celebrates the natural and wild world through environmental and adventure films.
Contact: www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org

Literature

Center for the Arts
Music, theatre and visual arts performances plus classes, and more.
Contact: (530) 274-8384, www.thecenterforthearts.org

Community of Writers at Squaw Valley
Every summer for 42 years, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley has brought together poets and prose writers for separate weeks of workshops, individual conferences, lectures, panels, readings, and discussions of the craft and the business of writing. Our goal is to assist writers to improve their craft and thus move them closer to publication.
Contact: (530) 470-8440, info@squawvalleywriters.org

Insight Lecture Series
World-Class Speakers in California’s Beautiful Gold Country.
Contact: (530) 265-9255, www.insightlecture.com

Miners Foundry Cultural Center
A historic location for weddings, performing events, meetings or conferences.
Contact: (530) 265-5040, www.minersfoundry.org

Nevada County Poetry Series
North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center
Hootenannies, concerts, poetry readings, shindigs, art shows, theater, weddings, and all around good times.
Contact: (530) 265-2826, www.northcolumbiaschoolhouse.or

Saint Joseph’s Cultural Center
A beautiful landmark monument and cultural center.
Contact: (530) 272-4725, www.saintjosephsculturalcenter.org

Sierra Writers
Sierra Writers provides a venue for writers of all types to meet, share and learn.
Contact: sierrawriters.org

Music Organizations

Arts and Culture Council of Truckee Tahoe
Non-profit 501c(3) organization to sustain local arts.
Contact: (530) 582-6762, www.acctt.org

Grass Valley Taiko
Grass Valley Taiko is a community based Taiko drumming group located in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
Contact: (530) 273-2285, www.grassvalleytaiko.com

Grass Valley Male Chorus
The Grass Valley Male Voice Choir has its roots in Cornwall with the Male Voice Choir tradition going back as far as anyone can remember.
Contact: (530) 273-5975, www.gvmalevoicechoir.org

InConcert Sierra
High quality affordable concerts in the Sierra Foothills.
Contact: 530-273-3990, www.inconcertsierra.org

Miners Foundry Cultural Center
A historic location for weddings, performing events, meetings or conferences.
Contact: (530) 265-5040, www.minersfoundry.org

Music in the Mountains
Year-round classical music performances in Nevada City and Grass Valley.
Contact: (530) 265-6173, www.musicinthemountains.org

Nevada County Composers Cooperative
NCCC provides the rural audiences of the Sierra Foothills with the opportunity to hear live performances of contemporary American music.
Contact: (530) 265-6124, www.nccomposerscooperative.org

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center
Hootenannies, concerts, poetry readings, shindigs, art shows, theater, weddings, and all around good times.
Contact: 530-265-2826, www.northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org

Paul Emery Presents
Music and theatre productions.
Contact: www.paulemerymusic.com

Saint Joseph’s Cultural Center
A beautiful landmark monument and cultural center.
Contact: (530) 272-4725, www.saintjosephsculturalcenter.org

Sierra Blues Society
Blues festivals and performances in the Sierras.
Contact: (530) 268-9166www.sierrabluessociety.org

Sierra Fiddle Camp
Alasdair Fraser’s Sierra Fiddle Camp in northern California invites you to a week of intensive study, recreation, and good times.
Contact: (530) 478-9004, www.sierrafiddlecamp.org

Sierra Jazz Society
Sierra Jazz Society offers workshops, jazz performances and annual Jazz Camp for all ages, all instruments and voice.
Contact: (530) 273-5489, www.sierrajazzsociety.com

Sierra Master Chorale
The Sierra Master Chorale is an auditioned group of men and women who perform choral music of a wide variety.
Contact: www.inconcertsierra.org

Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra
The Winds are well-known for their varied musical repertoire, and they particularly delight in performing works by contemporary composers.
Contact: www.sierranevadawinds.org

Truckee Tahoe Chorus
TTCC performs many concerts in collaboration with a full piece orchestra and smaller instrumental ensembles and accompaniment.
Contact: www.singttcc.org

Theatre Organizations

Arts and Culture Council of Truckee Tahoe
Non-profit 501c(3) organization to sustain local arts.
Contact: (530) 582-6762, www.acctt.org

Center for the Arts
Music, theatre and visual arts performances plus classes, and more.
Contact: (530) 274-8384, www.thecenterforthearts.org

Community Asian Theatre of Sierra (CATS)
Promoting Cultural Diversity through Multicultural Theater, Events, and Workshops in Western Nevada County.
Contact: (530) 273-6362, www.catsweb.org

Community Players of Nevada County
Contact: (530) 265-5115

Ewing Ventures
Ewing Ventures is now Quest Theaterworks

Lake Wildwood Theatre and Arts Club
Contact: (530) 432-3678

LeGacy Productions
Community theatre group.
Contact: (530) 913-2826, www.legacypresents.com

Miners Foundry Cultural Center
A historic location for weddings, performing events, meetings or conferences.
Contact: (530) 265-5040, www.minersfoundry.org

The Magic Theatre
One of the smallest and most charming movie theaters in the Western United States, the 62 seat Magic Theatre combines great films and high-quality presentation with a uniquely warm and intimate home-town environment.
Contact: (530) 265-2681, www.themagictheatre.com

Nevada County Performing Arts Guild
An award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public, and especially children, in the performing arts, producing full-scale theater productions with all-child casts.

Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA
The Nevada Theatre is the oldest original-use theatre building in California. Operated by the non-profit Nevada Theatre Commission, it is the venue for live theatrical plays by most of the area’s production companies, including LeGacy Productions, Sierra Stages, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra, Paul Emery Presents and others. The Theatre also hosts numerous musical events, a film series (every Sunday night), film festivals, magic and variety shows and community events.
Contact: (530) 265-6161, www.nevadatheatre.com

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center
17894 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City, CA
(530) 265-2826
A unique building for a unique place with a unique culture. Hootenannies, concerts, poetry readings, shindigs, art shows, theater, weddings, and all around good times are hosted at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center on the San Juan Ridge in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California. The Schoolhouse, a graceful example of Western Colonial architecture, was built by the mining community in 1875, and has a long tradition of serving the community as a school and public meeting hall for over a century.
Contact: 530-265-2826, www.northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org

Off Broadstreet
Live cabaret “dessert” theater in Nevada City, CA featuring high-energy musical comedy.
Contact: (530) 265-8686, www.offbroadstreet.com

Paul Emery Presents
Music and theatre productions.
Contact: www.paulemerymusic.com

Quest Theaterworks
Quest Theaterworks is dedicated to socially relevant, message-forward theater.  Using theater as a powerful tool to enrich and engage, educate and enlighten, Quest’s goal is to produce exciting live theater that will keep audiences talking long after they leave the theater.  Quest Theaterworks has shows for all ages including a dedicated season of performances for children.
Contact: 530-366-5888, www.QuestTheaterworks.org

Saint Joseph’s Cultural Center
A beautiful landmark monument and cultural center.
Contact: (530) 272-4725, www.saintjosephsculturalcenter.org

Sierra Stages
Sierra Stages is a community theater which enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone.
Contact: 530-346-3210, www.sierrastages.org

Synthetic Unlimited
Nevada County’s premiere alternative theater and music production company, bringing you original and experimental interpretations of classic dramas, from Shakespeare to Shepard, since 2003. Opening a new theater venue at 120 Joerschke Drive, Grass Valley, CA in January 2014.
Contact: (530) 913-2810, www.syntheticunlimited.org

Venues and Presenters

Center for the Arts
314 W Main, Street Grass Valley, CA
(530) 274-8384
www.thecenterforthearts.org

The Center for the Arts is a cultural and educational organization that promotes and presents the literary, visual, & performing arts for the enrichment of our community by providing a venue for artists to exhibit and perform. CFTA features four performance spaces including a 300-seat theatre with state of the art sound and lights. Terry Riley, Gary Snyder, Vieux Farka Toure, Maria Muldaur, and Kathi Griffin are just a handful of artists that have performed at CFTA.

Miners Foundry
325 Spring St, Nevada City, CA
(530) 265-5040
www.minersfoundry.org

From humble beginnings as a machine shop in 1855 to its current incarnation as a cultural center and community meeting place, Miners Foundry has prospered and grown with Nevada County. Located in the heart of downtown Nevada City, California, Miners Foundry retains the character of gold rush days with its rough hewn beams, heavy metal doors, antique fixtures and furnishings. The Miners Foundry has been host to Richie Havens, Roger Hodgson, Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, and the popular annual Artisans Festival.

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center
17894 Tyler Foote Road
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-2826
http://northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org
http://facebook.com/northcolumbiaschoolhouse

Based in a 135-year-old historic one-room schoolhouse, the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center is committed to providing a welcoming community space for the presentation of local history, arts and culture on the San Juan Ridge. Since 1981, the Schoolhouse has presented local, regional and national events encompassing all genres of music, art, theater, dance, healing arts classes, natural history gatherings, festivals, and the world-famous Sierra Storytelling Festival. Our year-round indoor and outdoor amphitheater events inspire, entertain and educate residents of all ages. Members receive special event ticket prices. We welcome everyone to share our unique culture on the San Juan Ridge.

Visual Arts Organizations

Art Health Alliance
Art Health Alliance focuses on the visual arts as a healing art.
Contact: (530) 386-4976, ArtHealthAlliance@hotmail.com

Arts for the Schools
Arts for the Schools provides high quality arts learning opportunities in our schools, and presents world-class musicians, dancers and other performers for the community at large.
Contact: (530) 582-8278, www.artsfortheschools.org

Arts and Culture Council of Truckee Tahoe
Non-profit 501c(3) organization to sustain local arts.
Contact: (530) 582-6762, www.acctt.org

Art Works Gallery
Located in the historic gold mining town of Grass Valley, California. The work of these juried artists includes ceramic, glass, jewelry, painting, woodturning, furniture, fiber art, metal, mosaic, mixed media, photography, and sculpture.
Contact: (530) 477-1600

ASiF Studios
ASiF Artists’ Studio in the Foothills is a fine art gallery featuring work in a variety of media. ASiF is also home to 30 resident artists and offers classes in drawing, painting, printmaking, mosaics, clay and sculpture for adults and children.
Contact: (530) 274-7000, www.asifstudios.com

Banner Mountain Artisans
Banner Mountain Artisans brings together talented artists residing in Nevada County in a co-operative atmosphere to offer quality hand-created products at reasonable prices to an appreciative market.
Contact: www.bannermountainartisans.com

Center for the Arts
Music, theatre and visual arts performances plus classes, and more.
Contact: (530) 274-8384, www.thecenterforthearts.org

Craft Guild of Nevada County
Contact: www.craftguildnevadacounty.blogspot.com

Foothill Fibers Guild
Contact: www.foothillfibersguild.org

Gold Country Wood Turners
Contact: www.goldturners.com

Haute-Trash Artist Collective
Haute-Trash creates fashion out of trash in order to entertain, educate, and empower others to rethink, reuse, and recycle.
Contact: www.hautetrash.org

Lake Wildwood Arts Club
Contact: www.wildwoodartclub.com

Neighborhood Center of the Arts
Neighborhood Center for the Arts is a day arts program for developmentally disabled adults.
Contact: (530) 272-7287, www.neighborhoodcenterofthearts.com

Nevada County Plein Air Painters
Contact: (530) 265-6889

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center
Hootenannies, concerts, poetry readings, shindigs, art shows, theater, weddings, and all around good times.
Contact: (530) 265-2826, www.northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org

Open Studios Tour
Nevada County Open Studios Art Tour in the California foothills community of Grass Valley and Nevada City has 87 artists at 56 destinations.

Pine Tree Quilt Guild of Nevada County
Contact: www.pinetreequiltguild.com

Pioneer Arts Club
Activities are designed to inspire and encourage members and guests in their artistic pursuits as well as to encourage community service in the arts.
www.pioneerart.com

Riverside Studios
A working art studio in the heart of Brickelltown in Truckee.
Contact: (530) 587-3789, www.riversidestudios.com

Saint Joseph’s Cultural Center
A beautiful landmark monument and cultural center.
Contact: (530) 272-4725, www.saintjosephsculturalcenter.org

Sierra College Art Department
Serving a diverse student population, the department offers studio and art history courses at both Rocklin, Grass Valley and Truckee/Tahoe campuses.
Contact: (916) 789-2866, www.art.sierracollege.edu

Tom Beebe Artistry in Wood
This is a woodworking studio and school in historic Truckee.
Contact: (530) 386-4977, truckeewoodworking@hotmail.com, www.truckeewoodworking.com