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First Friday Art Walk

The 2015 Nevada City First Friday Art Walk season kicked off last night with a theme of CYCLES and fun throughout downtown.  With 30 different spots on the map there was an opportunity to visit merchants, restaurants and pop up art galleries,…
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LORE: The Art of Story

DANK's new art exhibit "LORE: The Art of Story" in the Miners Foundry Osborn/Woods Gallery opens this weekend.  The collection of pieces opens at noon, Saturday, April 11th.  DANK (which is an acronym for Do Art Now Kids) includes:  Celine…
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ASiF Open House

ASif Studios (Artist's Studio in the Foothills) hosted an open house today and welcomed folks to stop by and check out demos, activities, presentations and exhibits.  I got to see Al Martinez create jewelry using classic tools and ancient…
Tibetan Monks, St. Joseph's Cultural Center, Grass Valley, photos by Erin Thiem/ Outside Inn
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Tibetan Monks, St. Joseph’s Cultural Center

The Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet Tour with the monks of the Gaden Shartse Monastery have returned to St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley.  The Tibetan Monks have been working on an elaborate sand mandala, all visitors…
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival makes a big impact on Nevada City, but also helps increase awareness of so many important causes, organizations and motivated individuals.  The mission of the SYRCL annual film festival is a call…
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival Art Showcase

The 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival is happening this weekend and one of my favorite parts about the event is the annual art exhibition.  Over 60 artists have their works on display in 37 different locations in both downtown…
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Kitkitdizzi

Have you been to visit Kitkitdizzi?  The retail shop at the top of Broad Street, 423 Broad Street next door to My Favorite Things,  is a treasure trove of goodies. They carry Juniper Ridge products, Gather Jewelry, greeting cards,…
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  I've been thinking of a few reasons why I love our little town. Small Town Community.  I love that we live in a town that organized a parade for Evan Strong's Paraolympic Gold Medal, the hosts the Wild & Scenic Film…
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Crazy Outside Inn Blog Giveaway

The Outside Inn's blog is excited to share the end of the year crazy giveaway.  All year long I showcase, spotlight and share exciting things to do in Nevada City and Grass Valley.  Two years ago a little end of year basket came to life…
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Miners Foundry Artisans Festival

The Miners Foundry Artisans Festival is happening today and tomorrow (November 28th and 29th) from 10am-5pm.  30 different artists have booths set up, plus live music, installation pieces by Tahiti Pehrson and Faye Schoolcraft, children's…
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Fall Colors Photos #NevadaCityColor

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hosted a fall colors photo contest to celebrate the natural beauty of Nevada City and Grass Valley and I have to say I was blown away with the entries.  Thank you to everyone who played along, many of these photos…
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Nevada County Plein Air Painters

The Nevada County Plein Air Painters are hosting their second annual show at Foothill Flowers.  Featuring landscape and still-life paintings by Warren Knox, Linda Roemisch, Mim Meakin, Patty Sussberg, Sandy DeLong, Sandy Lindblad, Dan…
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Banner Mountain Artisans

The Banner Mountain Artisans Festival is this weekend, Saturday & Sunday (November 15th and 16th) at the Nevada City Elks Lodge (off Highway 49).  Stop by between 10am-5pm on Saturday or 10am-4pm on Sunday and check out the 31 local…
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Fall Photo Contest

Fall is so beautiful in Nevada City, I'm constantly inspired by the colors, textures and beauty that surrounds us. The Outside Inn has an Instagram account and I keep taking photos of leaves, trees and fall colors.  I've decided it would…
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Encanto Jewels

Have you heard of Encanto Jewels?  Monica Farbiarz, owner and designer, has been creating eco-friendly jewelry using Tagua, a seed from the Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil rainforests.  Encanto Jewels recently moved their operations to downtown…

Open Studios & Art Tour of Western Nevada County

The Center for the Arts Fall Colors Open Studios Tour is a great way to get to know local artists in Nevada City and Grass Valley.  Seventy Two artists open up their creative spaces and invite you to stop by and see where they work, their…
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Nevada City Film Festival

Every summer, the Nevada City Film Festival makes art into a party, bringing award-winning shorts and feature films to the historic venues of Nevada City, CA. A four-day celebration of art, music, and independent filmmaking, this year's…
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Nevada City First Friday Art Walk

Nevada City First Friday Art Walk is just one of the many reasons I love our cute little town.  Any occasion that brings folks together to celebrate the arts is a plus in my books.  I also love that the focus of the event is to get locals…
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The Children’s Festival

The Children's Festival returned to Nevada City today, with two sessions (9am-noon and 5pm-8pm) and transformed part of Pioneer Park into a mini Renaissance Faire geared for children.  There were more than 20 interactive sessions were set…
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Nevada City First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk returned to downtown Nevada City.  This month the theme of the event was water with exhibits of beautiful artwork that represented water, fun water filled interactive kid friendly art activities and an art installation…
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Summer Activities: Things to do with Kids

Summer vacation is in full swing and Nevada City offers so many great activities for things to do for kids.  So regardless of what your family likes to do, here's a list of all sorts of ideas of things to do.  And scroll down to the…