Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend in Nevada City

Relax, rewind, and skip the mall this Thanksgiving weekend. Spend time wandering the charming streets of Nevada City instead! Shop for artistic gifts at LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, enjoy homemade soup & pie at the Nevada City Methodist Craft Fair & Sandwich Shoppe, and catch a live performance of “A Christmas Story” in the Nevada Theatre.

“Artisans Bounty” Show

LeeAnn Brook Fine Art
300 Spring Street
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm
(530) 265-6817 www.leeannbrookfineart.com

LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, Nevada City’s newest gallery and artist studio will be having an opening reception for a special show on Thanksgiving weekend, November 27, 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show entitled “Artisans Bounty” will showcase contemporary nature-inspired art that will include new original paintings by LeeAnn Brook, sculptural wooden vessels by Mike Snegg, hand blown glass by Nicholson Blown Glass and Mark Einert, ceramics by Sam Tubiolo and Lynn Wood, large-scale assemblage sculptures by David Ward and jewelry by Antje Dormeyer.

Visitors can sit and enjoy the live jazz of guitarist Jim Rodney of Induction, as he plays in the courtyard of the gallery on Spring Street in downtown Nevada City. Several of the gallery artists will also be on hand throughout the weekend to talk about their work and share their process. Mike Snegg will have a special display that will demonstrate the process of his exquisite wooden bowls on Saturday, November 29 at 11:00 a.m.

Longtime Nevada City fine artist and gallery owner LeeAnn Brook will roll out her newest gift items for the holidays,  including new custom silk scarves of paintings by the artist. Other items by Brook will include signed, gift-wrapped copies of Brook’s award-winning book “Points of Inspiration: An Artist’s Journey with Painting and Photography”, a line of limited edition fine art holiday cards, limited edition giclee reproductions, and gallery gift certificates.

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Craft Faire & Sandwiche Shoppe

NC United Methodist Church
433 Broad Street
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm
(530) 265-2797 www.nevadacitymethodist.com

Beautiful hand crafted gifts for all ages. All proceeds go to support church ministries and community outreach programs. Stop by for delicious homemade soup and sandwiches, pie, coffee and hot spiced cider.


“A Christmas Story”

Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street
Friday & Saturday 7:30–9:30pm
Tickets $22 ($20 in advance)
(530) 268-5419 www.legacypresents.com

LeGacy Presents is proud to bring back the beloved family Christmas classic…A Christmas Story to the historic Nevada Theatre from November 27th through December 27th.

Shawnna Frazer directs the Philip Grecian adaptation of the hit 1983 movie written by Jean Shepherd, whose tale of little Ralphie Parker’s Christmas wish for a Red Ryder BB gun is told with poignancy and humor, interspersed with the nostalgia of a 1939 Indiana town’s holiday season.

Thursday shows at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2pm, with a special Christmas Eve matinee at 2pm.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door. Available at The BookSeller in Grass Valley, Harmony Books in Nevada City, online at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling (530) 268 5419.

Nevada City Winter Bizarre December 19th

NC_BizarreSunday, December 19th, be sure to check out the Nevada City Winter Bizarre at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center at 325 Spring Street in Nevada City. The Bizarre will run from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and features a craft fair and live music. Admission is $3, children 12 and under are free.

The Bizarre will feature hand-crafted gifts, jewelry, art prints, up-cycled and vintage clothing, bath body & home items, children’s clothing and toys, knit and woven garments, locally specialty foods, and children’s activities.

Maria’s Taco Truck from Auburn will be at the Bizarre, and the beer and wine bar will open at 1:00 p.m. More information.

Nevada City Holiday Craft & Toy Festival

Join us at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center this Sunday, Nov. 21,  from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for The Nevada City Holiday Craft and Toy Festival. The pre-Thanksgiving Nevada City Holiday Craft and Toy Festival is a family affair featuring regional ETSY artisans and fair-trade vendors, hand-made children’s clothing, quality natural-fiber toys (wood, silk & wool) and children’s books. The festival also includes make-and-take crafting for all ages, a silent auction, face painting, great food and live music. Part of the proceeds from the event will go to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Nevada County and the Hospitality House of Western Nevada County. General admission is $3, but children under 12 are FREE.

The music line-up includes local singer/songwriter Jerry Gazzoneo; the cello/violin/harp Celtic music trio, The String Sisters; Chimerafeaturing Elana Powell, Sibling Revelrywith Janice and Bob Polucha, bluegrass/folk Americana with Freedom Goory,pianist Pat Havard, Kalyaniwith Circle Upand Arthur Gouldon electrified cello.

Make-and-Take crafts are free and low-cost crafting projects for all ages. Projects include glass ornament painting, Native American crafts, lavender or holiday-scented sachets, wood art, and more. Make your own holiday gifts or purchase hand-made gifts from your neighbors!

The silent auction features items donated by festival vendors and local businesses. 100% of the auction proceeds will go to Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Hospitality House. The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is located at 325 Spring Street in Nevada City.

Volunteers are still needed to help with the make-and-take craft area, set-up and clean-up. The festival, produced by Robin Nichols, is sponsored by: SugarpineMountain.com; Nichols House Works; Phillips School of Kung Fu San Soo, Phillips School of Massage and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

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; www.nevadacountyarts.org