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Countywide Officials Attend Arts Forum

Elected officials from both sides of Nevada County gathered at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, and heard both successes and failures about putting on events in western Nevada County. Successes like bringing renowned violinist Joshua Bell to town, or failures like a cancelled show by Jewell. It was part of an ‘arts town hall’ this afternoon (Thursday). Panelist and Center for the Arts Executive Director Julie Baker shared a moment about booking a Willie Nelson concert a few years ago…

Listen to Julie Baker

That show did end up going on as scheduled, but illustrated some of the issues arts organizers have to face. The purpose was to share their stories with people from the east side of Nevada County, where Truckee Mayor Alicia Barr says the arts movement is growing…

Listen to Alicia Barr

The meeting was presented by the Nevada County Arts Council, which was founded by current Grass Valley Mayor Howard Levine. He knows personally that Truckee has the talent…

Listen to Howard Levine

Over 50 people, including almost all elected officials in the county attended the meeting.

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