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Cities Working Together to Form Cultural District

It’s something both cities agree on, and are working together to make it happen…

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Grass Valley Mayor Howard Levine, who is an artist himself, is hopeful that western Nevada County will be among the first to get the state designation. Levine says they are in the process of taking an inventory of all the big art locations in the area…

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Levine says it’s also places where arts are made, such as Sierra College and Curious Forge. Last year, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 189, which creates cultural districts in a competitive application process. Only about a dozen areas will be selected statewide, and the hope is the designation would increase tourism, and therefore boost the economy. The Truckee area is competing to form its own cultural district.

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