Artisans Festival Thanksgiving Weekend

For over 35 years, Thanksgiving Weekend in Nevada City has featured a major art event, attracting thousands of visitors from near and far. Since 1993, this event has been Artisans Festival at Miners Foundry, hosting a small but select group of artists and craftspeople whose quality artwork has attracted a loyal and growing audience of admirers and patrons.

Thirty-six exhibitors fill all three halls at Miners Foundry, with many coming from as far away as Oregon, Nevada and southern California. Well known local artists include David Lee and his hand-hewn wood bowls, painters Jill Erickson and LeeAnn Brook, glass artists David Lewin and Robert Kahl plus many more, working in fiber, clay, jewelry, wood and mixed media.

The festival also features live music, with Paul Emery in the Stone Hall, and Ludi Hinrichs and Friends in the Great Hall. Cafe seating plus good food and drink, including espresso, wine, soups and salads make the festival a welcoming destination for all. Artisans Festival is Miners Foundry’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

Your $3 admission supports the Foundry; kids under 16 are welcome free of charge. The event is open all three days of Thanksgiving Weekend from 10 to 5. For additional information or questions, call the festival’s producer at 470-0369, or save the special Artisans Festival insert in The Union edition of Monday, November 22.

Miners Foundry Cultural Center is located at 325 Spring Street in downtown Nevada City, next to Nevada City Winery.

Who: Miners Foundry Cultural Center

What: Artisans Festival at Miners Foundry, Nevada City’s Thanksgiving Weekend Tradition

When: Friday, November 26 through Sunday, November 28, 10 am to 5 pm

Where: Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, downtown Nevada City

Features: Fine Art and Fine Craft in a festive, historic atmosphere; good food and drink, live music. Thirty-six local and regional artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, fiber, clay, jewelry, wood, glass.

Cost: Your $3 admission supports Miners Foundry; kids under 16, free!

Info: Event Producer: (530) 470-0369;

Magic Theatre a gem in Nevada City

Magic1Magic2One of the smallest (and definitely one of the most charming) movie theaters in the Western United States is the 62-seat Magic Theatre. More than just a fun place to watch movies, the Magic Theatre combines great films and high-quality presentation with a uniquely warm and intimate hometown environment.

Romances, comedies, documentaries and dramas, the best of independent and foreign films are all showcased at the Magic, six days a week, all year round.

The Magic Theatre is located at 107 Argall Way, Nevada City (near SPD). Call (530) 265-8262 or visit

“To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Nevada Theatre

MockingBirdStarting this Friday, October 9th, through November 7th, LeGacy Productions presents Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Nevada Theatre. 50 years since it was published, Nevada County’s finest actors will bring this Pulitzer Prize winning novel to the stage. Tim O Connor directs this story of civil rights and racism during the 1930s.Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, available at the BriarPatch and the Bookseller in Grass Valley, Harmony Books in Nevada City, online at or call (530) 268 5419.