Category: Art Opening

Starting on Thursday, January 14th and running through Sunday, January 17th, the South Yuba River Citizen’s League (SYRCL) presents the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley.  For any outdoor enthusiast, environmental activist, or inhabitant of planet earth, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival provides a weekend of non-stop fun and education for all in attendance.  There is something for everyone—movies, music, beer, wine, food, art, and more.


The festival always provides entertainment for a great weekend.  Sierra Commons’ members will often meet up at different locations to talk about the films, get a bite to eat, and give reviews.


Sierra Commons, Nevada County’s coworking space, is open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm and offers day-use rates for locals and for out-of-towners looking to get a jump start on their weekend but still needing to get work done.  We have high-speed internet and all the coffee you can drink.  Join our community for a productive work day before heading to the festival.

POSTPONEDDue to weather concerns.   The event has moved to Thursday March 10th. Check back soon for details.

Sierra Commons hosts new photography by Samantha Hinrichs, with a reception on Thursday, February 24th from 4:00- 8:00 pm. Lauren Avery and George Shroeder will perform acoustic music at the shared work space above the Stonehouse in Nevada City. Samantha’s work focuses on the details of beauty and the impact of colonialism within the new world.

Our Artist in Residence Program, sponsored by our affiliate member Ben Franklin,  continues this month with local artist Jerry Murphy.   The reception will be on August 25th, 4 pm-7 pm and all proceeds go directly to the artists.

Award winning artist Jerry Murphy was born in Ketchikan, Alaska and grew up in western Washington in a small town called Mukilteo. He has always been interested in art having come from quite an artistic family. Growing up, Jerry spent many hours in rainy Washington at the kitchen table going through stacks and stacks of paper doing pencil drawings.  more

Come to Sierra Commons  on February 14th.  The opening will be from 3:30 to 6 pm at Sierra Commons, where Chris’ art has been gracing the walls for several weeks.  Come meet the artist and have a few refreshments.  You may want to check out the parking lot at the Stonehouse before the opening for some artist-in-action action.  Here are a few examples and a brief description of his work. . .


A bowl of stone fruit, a couple of broken fountains and a marble lamp – an unusual assortment of items you might say, however all connected for Chris. “The fruit, the lamp, the fountains were all items that my family regarded with great reverence while growing up.” Why? Because his grandfather, Gaetano Duccini, created them and were among the few remaining pieces the family had from his work as a sculptor. more