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Wild & Scenic Arts Showcase

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival opens today, for a full list of upcoming film screenings, workshops, free music, coffee talks, kids programs, click here.  To get a visual of the fun in store for this weekend check out the Outside…
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LeeAnn Brook Fine Art Gallery & Studio

LeeAnn Brook Fine Art opened a pop up art gallery in July to showcase her work, alongside several other artists, and after getting such a great response from locals and visitors, she decided to sign a one year lease on the downtown Nevada…
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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…

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 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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Wild and Scenic Artist Showcase

Wild and Scenic Film Festival has returned and with it the community is transformed into an art gallery.  This year both downtown Nevada City and Grass Valley have almost 50 artists on display.  If you have time this weekend take a moment…

Firehouse Museum No. 1

The Nevada City Firehouse No. 1 Museum opened in 1947 in the original Nevada City Hose Company No. 1 (1861-1938).  Today the museum houses Nisenan Basketry, Chinese artifacts (including the Hou Wang Temple and the Kuan Yin Temple, which were…
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Friday Favorites

TGIF, there's so much happening in our community every week that I thought it'd be fun to start a new trend, every Friday update the Outside Inn's Pinterest board with 10 (or more) fun shout outs to local happenings.   Below is a screen shot…
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Artisan Festival at Miners Foundry

Did you make it the annual Nevada City Artisan Festival at the Miners Foundry?  Artist ranged from paintings, photography, textiles, pottery, jewelry, glass works and more.  The festival continues Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm, admission…
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John Olmsted Memorial Birthday Celebration

A birthday celebration in memory of conservation pioneer John Olmsted will be held March 2nd 6-10:30pm at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley. Organized by the Mendocino-Tahoe Conservancy which is continuing John’s mission of…
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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I thought it'd be fun to check out some of the goodies you can buy locally in Nevada City.  If you're looking for chocolate try the Nevada City Truffle Shop (which sells the amazing DeGroots chocolate)…
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Outside Inn Gift Giving Guides

Welcome to the last of the Outside Inn's gift giving guides.  If you're still looking for a gift for your loved ones here's a list of the past Friday's local shopping guides. Wine Lovers Gift Guide Holiday Gift Guide for Children Food Lovers…
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Brook Design Group, LeeAnn Brook greeting cards

If you’re looking for a unique greeting card that captures the essence of Nevada City and our natural environment look no further then LeeAnn Brook’s stunning greeting cards.  I had the pleasure of stopping into her Brook Designs Studio…