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There's always something going on with the arts...checkout and support the following local art organizations that help to bring out and showcase Nevada County's talent!

Click on a logo or name below to visit a website or to send an e-mail.

Guide to the Arts

Aardvark Publications
Guide to the Arts

The Altar ShowThe Altar Show
A gift to the community from artists of the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Apollo Performing Arts
Presenting the finest in classical art through performances in opera, theatre & music.
(530) 692-8347

Art From The Heart

Art From The Heart
Child centered Theater productions.

ArtSource Quarterly
Artist newsletter covering such topics as licensing, greeting cards,internet, self-publishing and more.
(530) 470-0862

ArtWorld Hotline
Monthly listings of competitions, consultants looking for artwork, leads tosell art, commissions, and where to publish your artwork.
(530) 470-0862

Asylum Down
Imports art-related items, musical instruments from Africa.
(530) 265-9666

Chuck Erikson
Supplies mother of pearl, abalone shell & fossil ivory for instrument makers, jewelers & artists.

Beads Galore
Largest selection of beads in Nevada County.
Classes, books, tools, supplies, beads from all over the world.
Semi-precious stones, bone, horn, glass, antique glass, sterling silver.

Blade Runner
Museum-quality conservation framing. Affordable poster framing. Large selection of posters. Volume discounts. Thousand of mouldings to choose from.

Bloomfield Pottery,
John S. Gronemeyer
(530) 265-5382

Bojingles Party Entertainment
Clown at children's functions.
(530) 265-6999

Brook Design Group

Brook Design Group
Offering full service marketing communications materials
for print and the internet since 1976.

Chris Harada Productions
A non-profit community theater established in 1996 and dedicated to providing quality community theater.

The Classical School
A vocational center for excellence in Classical Ballet.

CATS logo

Community Asian Theater of the Sierra (CATS)

Codependent Marketing

Codependent Marketing
Treating your marketing goals as our own.

Community Players of Nevada County, Inc.
Providing live theater to Nevada County. Phone for more information.

Dave's Van and Storage
Piano and organ mover.

Ernie's Van & Storage
Packing and crating service for artists. Also piano and organ mover.

Cement, steel & mosaic sculpture.

Foggy Mountain Music
Instruments, accessories, lessons, rentals, sound & lighting equipment.
Public address systems.

Foothill Country DancersFoothill Country Dancers
Promoting contra dancing in Nevada & Placer Counties.

Foothill Fibers Guild

Foothill Fibers Guild
Promoting the fiber arts.

Foothills Swing Dance SocietyFoothills Swing Dance Society
Organizing & sponsoring monthy swing dance workshops,
lessons & dances at various venues.

Foothill Theatre Company

The Foothill Theatre Company
Producing a year-round season including contemporary and classical plays.
Attendance exceeds 14,500 annually.
Shows are presented at the Nevada Theater, a state historic landmark.

Gold Country German American Club Alpine Dancers
Performing German and Austrian dancing. Phone for more information.
(530) 268-1898

Gold Country Piano InstituteGold Country Piano Institute
Classical piano concerts & workshops for students of all levels.

Glutton for Punishment

Glutton for Punishment
Websites and Administration
Creating low cost, simple, functional websites
maintained to fit your needs.

Aline O. GreenAline O. Green
Importer Internationale of fine hand-made native jewelry
made from natural seeds, stones & materials.

Hale's Piano Shop
Piano Tuning, servicing, rebuilding & reconditioning.
(530) 272-8133

Heartbeat Music CenterHeartbeat Music Center
Offerine music literacy through piano classes.

Heidelberg Editions InternationalHeidelberg Editions International
Publisher to the Grass Valley Graphics Group

Ivy PhotographyIvy Photography

Jitterbugs Inc.Jitterbugs Inc.
Swing dance instruction.
Beginning & Intermediate Classes.

Keith Kerns Digital VideoKeith Kerns Digital Video
Digital videographer/producer.

Lake Tahoe Music FestivalLake Tahoe Music Festival

Lake Wildwood Little Theatre
(530) 432-1045

Light Point DesignLight Point Design
Laser engraving of photos and art on stone, granite, tile, wood, metal, glass, kitchen, bath, entryway, fireplace, indoor & outdoor.

Literature Alive!Literature Alive!
Monthly forums for local writers to read prose & poetry.
Also presenting nationally-recognized
writers & poets from the West.

Love Shack RecordsLove Shack Records
LP's, CD's, DVD's. New & used - buy, sell, trade. Special orders twice a week.

Madelyn Helling County Library
Free Art Classes covering a variety of areas Saturday mornings.
(530) 265-1407

Mana BeadsMana Beads
Beads, Jewelry, gifts & stones.

The Mud HutThe Mud Hut
Nevada County Ceramics Center.
Sponsored by the Nevada County
Superintendent of Schools Office.

Muse WorksMuse Works
Graphic design specializing in design for the arts & non-profits, CD & book covers.

Music in the Mountains
Presents classic festivals in fall, spring, & summer, and holiday concerts in winter. Offers free KinderKonzerts for children accompanied by adults during the summer festival.
Young Musicians' Competition each spring recognizes excellent music students.

Neighborhood Center of the Arts

Neighborhood Center of the Arts

Nelda & Lennie's Dance Studio
Youth Theatre workshops, ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics and ballroom.
(530) 273-2730

Nevada City Ballet AcademyNevada City Ballet Academy
Krista Pagan, Director

Nevada City Framing & Gallery
571 Searls Ave., Ste. B
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 478-1990

Nevada City School of the ArtsNevada City School of the Arts
An Arts-based Charter School

Nevada County TelevisionNevada County TeleVision (NCTV)
Community access television. Classes in video & video editing.
112 Nevada City Hwy. (at the Imaginarium)

Nevada County Concert BandNevada County Concert Band
Made up of talented non-professional musicians residing in western Nevada County. The brass, woodwinds, & percussion instruments band is sponsored by the Sierra Musical Arts Association.

Nevada County Folk Dancers
Dance and teach international dances. Call for information.
(530) 265-5748

Nevada County Musicians ExchangeNevada County Musicians Exchange
Serving the music capital of Northern California.
Also featuring the newsletter: TEMPO
Andy Gonzales, Editor

Nevada County Performing Arts Guild (PAG)
Presenting quality adult & children theatre.

Nevada County Poetry Series

Nevada County Poetry Series

Nevada County Theatre Alliance
Networking Nevada County's theatrical companies & individuals involved with the performing arts.

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural CenterNorth Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center
Fulfilling the needs of the community for a place to meet,
share, and view quality multi-cultural events.

Off BroadStreetOff Broadstreet
Intimate cabaret theatre featuring comedies & musical comedies.

Para-SightPara-Sight Records & Productions
A full service recording studio handling all of your audio production needs.

Penn Valley Art Center
(530) 432-0319

Pioneer ArtsPioneer Arts
Promoting the visual arts in
western Nevada County since 1966

Rogers Picture Framing
Framing, reconditioning and cleaning oil paintings, restoring picture frames.
Art appraisals. Refinishing furniture.
(530) 265-4248

Sierra Arts Foundation
A Washoe County arts agency supporting all artists in the surrounding Reno/Sparks area.
(775) 329-2787

Sierra Community Symphony
Made up of talented non-professional musicians residing in western Nevada County, and is sponsored by the Sierra Musical Arts Association. Strings, brass, woodwinds or percussion instruments.

Sierra Dance Institute
Performing & teaching jazz, ballet, tap & voice.
314 West Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 477-7644

Sierra Jazz SocietySierra Jazz Society
Sharing the abundant joy of jazz music through concerts, ongoing workshops, & summer 'Jazz Camp'.

Sierra Center For Meditation & Well-Being
A community center encouraging persons of all traditions to gather together in a spirit of peace & healing for the self, community, & the world at large.

Sierra Musical Arts Association, Inc.
Promotes & supports the Sierra Youth Orchestra, the Nevada County Concert Band & the Sierra Community Symphony. These provide opportunities for local musicians of all ages to perform in ensembles, to grow & improve in their musical skills. Performances provide opportunities for audiences to enjoy music.

Sierra Nevada Winds
A 46-member professional quality symphonic wind orchestra. Non-profit corporation; member of ASCAP; performing 6 counties wide; repertoire includes classical to jazz.
(530) 272-5445

Sierra TheatersSierra Theaters
Del Oro Theatre, Sierra Cinemas, Sutton Cinemas & the Nevada Theatre Film Series.

Sierra Writers ClubSierra Writers
Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
in the Community Room of the Madelyn Helling Library,

Simple Witness MusicSimple Witness Music
Purchase CD's, downloadable music, of music
that is uplifting to the human experience!

Spectrum Art StudiosSpectrum Art Studios
Fine art & photography services, giclee printing,
digital archiving & multimedia services.

The Art of Karl AlbertThree Feathers
International Gallery of Fine Arts.
Presenting the work of Plein Air Artist Karl Albert.

Tommyknocker Cloggers
Performing & Instructional Clogging Group.
(530) 477-5129 or

Kris Norris
Treasurer (Boardmember) Truckee Tahoe Youth Theatre.
(530) 582-4898

Truckee Actors Guild
Non-profit community theatre group.
(530) 587-6337

Twin Cities Concert AssociationTwin Cities Concert Association
Presenting classical music since 1946, TCCA is the oldest musical organization in Nevada County. Presents an annual series of chamber music concerts & recitals, often featuring works by living American composers.

A weaving & fiber arts workshop offering access to fiber equipment,
books, videos, instruction & encouragement.

Village & Early Music Society
Publication of ancient & ethnic music; Lydian Recorder Consort, Village Folk Orkestra, Dorfmusikanten, Krakojak Folk Kvartet; Recorder family of instruments, clarinet, & accordian. Music lessons.

Washington Historical Society

Dr. Marybeth Webster, ATR
Registered Art Therapist. Scientific illustrator, Watercolorist, fabric and collage artist. Specializes in medical & bereavement art therapy midlife crisis & divorce coaching. Art for self-esteem & healing.

Windhorse Rugs

Winter StageWinterStage
Acting classes.

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To have your local art organization listed here contact:

Nevada County Arts Council

 "An artist discovers his genius the day he dares not to please."
 - Andre Malraux