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Northern California Center For The Arts

The Center for the Arts is a cultural and educational organization that promotes and presents the literary, visual, and performing arts for the enrichment of our community.

www.thecenterforthearts.org Tax ID 94-3330846

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A successful, vibrant and sustainable arts center that is a comfortable welcoming space that reflects our mission and community. Leader among local arts organizations and other non-profits contributes to the economic and cultural vitality of the region A community home for local and visiting artists where people’s experiences with the arts gives them a sense of inspiration, ownership, connectedness, and a desire to become more involved. A major regional producer of high quality artistic and entertainment experiences which appeal to diverse audiences, promoting an inclusive community. Organization that attracts develops and retains key talent in Board, employee and volunteer positions. Access to arts education that encourages multi generational learning and a strong desire to include the arts in their lives on a regular basis.


The Center for the Arts is hub of arts for Nevada County. We are committed to bringing a diverse array of programming to western Nevada County, including music, dance, theater, film, visual art, comedy, youth arts education and literature. After 3 years we have complete the rennovation of our 21,000 square foot facility in downtown Grass Valley which includes a 492-seat Main Theater, a visual arts galleries, classroom space, and a 90 seat black box theater. Additionally, we provide marketing and production services to support local artists and arts organizations and collaborate with area non profits to provide event services and fundraising support.


The Center is the only cultural organization in Nevada County that offers such a variety of events to such a large demographic. In more than 150 performances a year, we serve audiences from 2- to 90-years-old and attract patrons from our area as well as Placer County, Sacramento, Tahoe, Reno and the Bay Area.


The Center for the Arts exists so that all members of our community have: