His love of the West provides the inspiration for his light-filled, vibrant landscapes which convey the clear sense of strong color and deep contrasts he sees in his subjects. By painting outdoors in the Sierra Nevada mountains including his home at Lake Tahoe, and high deserts of New Mexico and Arizona, he has developed a deep appreciation for the color and beauty of the western landscape.
Meet Andy Skaff, plein air artist from West Shore.
Ride It. Don’t Slide.
Yield to Hikers and Horses, and uphill riders, and learn how to use both brakes. And, if you leave a skid, please stop and fix it.
Contact the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA)for their Rider Education Program and to help work on trails. Respect.
Become part of Tahoe Bike Culture and join other bikers to promote good trail etiquette that will keep our trails open that TAMBA members worked desperately hard to secure since 1988.
Writers, readers and performers from all around the country will appear at South Lake Tahoe Oct. 9-11, 2015 for WordWave, a three-day festival held on the grounds of Valhalla at the Tallac Historic Site.
This literary mash-up will feature oral storytelling, theater performances and free readings, panels on craft, yoga, and a novel writing camp for kids. Highlights include a one-act playwriting contest, a Maker’s Station demo with bookbinding, letterpress, drum making, and found poetry and art. Ticketed events include a steampunk ball, workshops, and even a hike.
Join Mountain Area Preservation (MAP) for the 2nd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Truckee October 9th and 10th at the Community Art Center.
MAP will host film sessions focused on environmental films with themes including Adventure with a Purpose, Special Places, Water, Fish, and a special screening of Valley Uprising on Friday October 9th, a portion of the ticket price will benefit the Save Donner Summit campaign. Read more
The Mountain Gypsy, Ann Thennes, will hold her annual Conscious Dance series September 21 through December 11, 2015 at Marcia Sarosiks Dance Studio at 7 am.
The dance is free form expression and moving meditation to help you make a conscious connection with your mind, body, spirit and the heartbeat of mother earth. Dance at your own pace with the intention to ground, release and integrate energy rising from our source, Lake Tahoe.