November 5, 2014

Grass Valley: The Center for the Arts; things to do

Highway 49--Gold Rush Country

The Center for the Arts  314 W Main St., in historic downtown, (530) 274-8384.  M-Sat 12-5.  Free; fee for most performances. 

This non-profit center is a hub for the area’s arts, including visual art as well as music, dance, theater, film, and more.  The space holds two art galleries and two theaters--one is large (190+ seats) with great sound and a dancing space and it presents major performers (David Crosby and Kris Kristofferson to name a few), and the other is a small black-box room (40+ seats) used for children’s productions and productions by emerging artists.  Julie Baker, the center’s director, is a transplant from NYC who owned a gallery there, and her energy drives the machine.  “You can’t get much closer to the artist than here,” she says.  Something is happening every day.

gallery at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, California

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images ©2014 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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