Glad to renew our annual donation to The Center for the Arts

We were glad to renew our “Encore Club” membership to The Center for the Arts for #GivingTuesday. And our cash donation was matched by TheEventHelper.com.

As publishers of Sierra FoodWineArt (in print and online) and longtime performing arts patrons, we are big believers in supporting the arts and culture scene in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee-Tahoe.

We are excited about The Center’s $4.3 million renovation project.

Coupled with recent achievements such as the Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District joining a statewide initiative (thanks to Eliza Tudor and the Nevada County Arts Council), this multimillion-dollar project in Downtown Grass Valley will be a cultural — and economic — engine for our region, including surrounding shops, restaurants, hotels and B&Bs.

Julie Gerngross Baker laid the groundwork for The Center’s success, and Amber Jo Manuel is continuing the effort. Jon Blinder has been a longtime leader too. You can read about some of our arts and culture “rainmakers” in our current issue.

This week’s fundraiser at The Center was a success too. “Together on this #GivingTuesday we raised $10,400 for the arts, $10,000 of which will be generously matched by TheEventHelper.com Your gifts on #GivingTuesday make the arts accessible to everyone in our community,” The Center reported.

“Come see what your generosity supports by attending our FREE Family Fun Day this Saturday, December 1st, at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge! 10am-2pm. 109 S. School Street, Grass Valley.”

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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