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Nevada County Arts Council welcomes state agency for the arts

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The California Arts Council will hold one of its five annual public meetings here in Nevada County this week.

Council members — among them those appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown — along with senior staff members, including California Arts Council's new Executive Director Anne Bown-Crawford — will be arriving from different parts of the state for an all-day convening at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City.

According to a news release, the meeting, which is open to the public, is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7.

The Nevada County Arts Council is part of a program called the State-Local Partnership Program with the California Arts Council. As such, it will be welcoming other regional arts councils and commissions from across central and Northern California. Executive Director Eliza Tudor outlined several reasons for community members locally to attend.

"Your attendance will show the California Arts Council how significant our two state designations as California Cultural Districts in Nevada County are for us!" Tudor said in the news release. "For the arts community, if you have ever been funded by California Arts Council this is our opportunity to show interest and appreciation. And for those that haven't but that want to understand the possibilities for your organization or project in-the-making, this is an ideal forum to listen and learn."

"During the public comments part of the agenda, there is also an opportunity to speak from the heart in support of our California Cultural Districts — whether we are from Grass Valley, Nevada City or Truckee — or to ask questions of our own connected with the work of California Arts Council," Tudor continued. "It will be an opportunity to listen in to presentations to the Council, and to conversations on key topics of significance in California today."

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BriarPatch Food Coop will be sponsor tea, coffee and muffins at the start of the day, in an ongoing partnership with Nevada County Arts Council that supports community building and engagement.

"We are grateful to our community for being such great partners with us on this new adventure for both Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District and Truckee Cultural District," Tudor said. "Together, being part of the very first cohort of California Cultural Districts, and the only rural county with two, we are shaping this new state program for future generations. Let's show our appreciation!"

More information on the California Arts Council's meeting agenda can be found at http://www.cac.ca.gov/aboutus/councilmeetings.php.

Source: Nevada County Arts Council

KNOW & GO

WHAT: California Arts Council Public Meeting

WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, June 7

WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center in the Stone Hall, 325 Spring St., Nevada City

INFO: http://www.nevadacountyarts.org and cac.ca.gov/aboutus/councilmeetings.php

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