Join Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee on December 6th from 4pm to 8pm for First Friday.
Toast the fine art of living with the local artists, live music and libations at Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee, where art and culture intersect.
North Tahoe Arts welcomes winter with its annual Holly Arts exhibit featuring original, winter themed art made by local artists through December 30, 2013.
A tradition, this exhibit is the place to find your commemorative 2013 Tahoe-made holiday art piece or locally made gifts.
The Annual Open House Event for the ARTisan Shop will take place Saturday, December 14, 2013 from Noon-4pm. It’s free and refreshments will be served.
The 1960 Olympic Winter Games were a long-shot effort that succeeded beyond the wildest expectations. Working in a sparsely populated valley in the Sierra Nevada with only rudimentary facilities, organizers created a world-class Olympic site in four short years. For the only time in Olympic history, the venues and athlete residence halls were located in a compact, intimate setting that encouraged sportsmanship and interaction between athletes.
Images of Sports: The 1960 Winter Olympics by David C. Antonucci showcases the highlights of the games through vintage images. read more →
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.
Tahoe Arts Project (TAP) is holding a Holiday Festival and fundraiser on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10 am to 5 pm at the South Tahoe Middle School Multi-Purpose Room located at 2940 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
The Festival fundraiser will include 30 arts and crafts booths, face painting with Gina, Marcia Sarosik Dancers, a visit from Santa, raffle prizes and fun ways to raise money for TAP.
This is a free family event and a great opportunity to find local art. read more →
You’ve heard of petroglyphs.
How about arborglyphs?
And, did you know we live in an area rich in this fascinating art form?
Especially on the east shore of Lake Tahoe.
Blink and you’ll miss it. Markleeville – only 20 miles from South Lake Tahoe – but a world away, is the home of a small tight-knit community who are the local stewards of the Carson River and the local hot springs, and artists like Charles Muench who captured a quintessential Sierra moment in his painting shown here.
Meet the artists who call Markleeville their home during the 11th Annual Markleeville Artists Open Studio Tour on October 5 and 6, 2013 from 11am to 4pm.
Phyllis Shafer’s “Beneath One Sky” exhibition of new paintings catalogs her observations of the Sierra Nevada Mountains – from Yosemite to Lake Tahoe.
Escorted into remote spots in the Sierra Mountains with the aid of pack mules and knowledgeable friends to guide her, Shafer had only one requirement. She was not allowed to title any paintings with the exact location of these special spots.
See if you can figure out these hidden gems by viewing “Beneath One Sky,” the preamble to the Nevada Museum of Art’s (NMA) February 2014 exhibition for Shafer read more →
On Oct. 11, 2013 at 7 pm Bona Fide Books will launch poet Robert Krut’s award-winning collection “This Is the Ocean” with a reading and book signing as part of the Lake Tahoe Community College’s Writers’ Series.
The event is free and open to the public. read more →
Terry Jones and Frederick Marx will share their insights in a fascinating lecture entitled “19th Century Travel and 21st Century Travelers” to be presented at the Tahoe Center For Environmental Sciences on the campus of the Sierra Nevada College on Sunday, October 20, 2013.
Terry Jones, founder and former CEO of Travelocity.com and chairman of KAYAK.com, will focus on how 21st century technology can get savvy travelers the best deals online by knowing the perfect time to book airline seats, how to score hotel upgrades and who to call for the best travel advice. His expertise will save you time, money and stress. read more →
Autumn in Lake Tahoe is magical.
Colorful trees. Golden light. Cold nights. Serenity.
Warm Indian Summer days let us harvest Tahoe’s rich bounty with gusto and gratitude.
It’s time to celebrate the change of seasons before an intense Tahoe winter blankets us.
To mark this special time, South Lake Tahoe illustrator Kristen Schwartz created the Goddess of Autumn Abundance.
On Tues. Oct. 22, at 6 pm, Sierra Valley Farms owner Gary Romano, author of “Why I Farm: Risking It All for a Life on the Land,” will give a talk and sign books at the South Lake Tahoe Library.
In “Why I Farm,” third-generation farmer Romano speaks from experience about today’s most vital issues: how to live with purpose and how to protect our food supply. The author documents a disappearing way of life and issues a wake-up call, describing his metamorphosis from a small boy growing up on a farm to adult white-collar worker and his ultimate return to the land.
Showing Sept. 11-Oct. 7, 2013 you’ll find Howard Friedman, Landscapes of the West in the Main Gallery and the annual Group Show of Local Plein Air Artists at North Tahoe Art Center in Tahoe City.
The Holland Project Gallery and the Tahoe Gallery at Sierra Nevada College are holding a joint exhibition, In Spite Of, that explores unconscious faith and everyday beliefs.
Curated by Sarah Lillegard and featuring fourteen artists from the Northern Nevada region and across the United States, the exhibit is split between two galleries creating a cross dialogue between the spaces. While each portion of the exhibit does stand on its own, viewers are encouraged to visit both spaces as each gallery contributes different artists and aspects of the overall exhibit. read more →
Lady Jill is at it again.
She’ll be painting en plein air (that’s outside) at 7,000 feet at Hope Valley during her five day workshop, September 16-20, based out of Sorensen’s Resort.
Lady Jill’s painting philosophy is based on her love of nature – being there as one, allowing the world to go by. She almost never puts people in her paintings, as she wishes the viewer to be the only one there.
From a speakeasy pub-crawl to pancakes on Commons Beach, to dinner with Mark Twain on the Tahoe Gal paddleboat, there’s something for everyone during Tahoe City’s 150 Anniversary Weekend, along with the 100th anniversary of Lake Tahoe Outlet Dam where the iconic Fanny Bridge is located.
Throughout the entire Labor Day weekend there will be local docents in historical period costumes, historic bicycles and automobiles, a Historical Treasure Hunt for the kids, passports with activity listings and prizes for adults. read more →
In her lakefront studio, Pamela creates art work which reflects the natural beauty of the world around her.
With nature as her muse, the Lake Tahoe environment is portrayed in her jewelry, paintings, giclee prints and note cards.
Echo Lakes are a glacially formed pair of lakes, cradled in a serene granite setting 10 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe virtually hidden at 7,252′.
Upper and Lower Echo Lakes are connected by a narrow channel which is passable by boat only during high-water conditions which can cut down your hiking time into Desolation Wilderness along the joint Tahoe Rim Trail/Pacific Crest Trail.
To keep the waters pristine, you must be a Tahoe Keeper if you plan to paddle or boat on the lake. Clean, Drain, and Dry to prevent aquatic invasive species.
On August 24th and 25th, the Lake Tahoe Historical Society will help the Celio family celebrate their 150th anniversary in Lake Valley at the family ranch. It’s a rare opportunity to tour the ranch, enjoy a chuck-wagon dinner and hear the marvelous stories of the largest ranch and businesses of the family.
In the 30′s, they owned the town of Meyers. They owned lumber mills, beef cattle, dairy cows (milked by hand twice a day), a cooperage, livery, hotel, restaurant, store and more. read more →
Salvaged, the newest art cooperative in Tahoe City, announced a roster of August art classes designed, based on demand, for kids and adults.
Taught by artists and cofounders Alissa Morganti and Renee Koijane, the classes will be held in both the backyard outdoor space and inside gallery, each offering a creative and inspiring setting.
A fundraiser for Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences at the new Bolam Gallery in Incline Village on Wednesday, August 14th, 4-7pmwill feature multiple champagnes, tasty appetizers, and the opportunity to meet Andrew Bolam and Annie Hooker, husband and wife and owners of the Bolam Gallery.
Andrew has created a specific painting for the event, with a percentage of the proceeds going to TINS.
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South Lake Tahoe poet and LTCC English faculty Janet Smith has won the 2013 Guy Owen Prize for her poem “The Children’s Section.” The poem, for which Smith received $1000, will appear in the fall issue of the “Southern Poetry Review.”
Poet Arthur Smith chose the poem from a short list of finalists. “The subject matter, the reading experience in childhood, could have been easily sentimentalized, but the poet consistently pulls back from that with an even more powerful detail which sees into the heart of the creation of the imagination,” he said.
The pirates and wishing well at this little shop located on the main drag of Kings Beach are just a hint of the curios and history contained within.
As You Wish is the original Lake Tahoe Photo Shop and Curio Shop built by North Shore photographer, Fritz A. Lentz (1884-1961).
Can you help verify the date of its construction?
Rob Retting will be showing new photographs in the Corison Loft Gallery at North Tahoe Arts through August. Retting’s work focuses on the artistic craftsmanship and beauty of traditional wood boats. His graphic compositions and bold use of color give his maritime photography an abstract quality.
Retting’s work will be on display July 31 through September 9, 2013. An artists reception will be hosted at North Tahoe Arts on, Saturday, August 10, from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. read more →
Our favorite local mystery thriller author, Todd Borg, will teach a 3-day writing workshop “The Hook, the Twist, and the Cliffhanger” – What Works and What Doesn’t in Entertainment Fiction, November 16th – 18th at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center
This fun-yet-serious workshop is perfect for anyone who has written fiction and wants to refine and polish it until it sings. read more →
Rubicon Point Lighthouse.
Elevation 6,580 ft.
It’s not easy to spot, especially since it has been out of commission for over 80 years, and it doesn’t look like a lighthouse.
But, it’s well worth the short hike in D.L. Bliss State Park on the west shore to see this historic piece of Tahoe’s early mariner days.
Congratulations to Lexa Hillyer (Acquainted with the Cold, Bona Fide Books) for taking the gold in the Foreword Book of the Year Award 2012 for Poetry!
Congratulations to Kim Wyatt of Bona Fide Books in Meyers, who published Lexa’s winning book.
She’s been busy creating new works in acrylic and mixed media with her signature bold colors and rich textures.
As part of Tahoe ARTour 2013, Carole Sesko is having an open studio tour over two weekends – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 19, 20, and 21st, from 10am to 5pm, and by appointment.
The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will host its annual “Gathering at the Gatekeeper’s” fundraiser on Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 4 P.M.- 8 P.M.
The dinner and auction will take place in Layton Park, just steps away from the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City. All proceeds from the event will go toward the ongoing operation of Watson Cabin and The Gatekeeper’s Museums and their culturally and historically rich events. read more →
Meet Rocky, he’s an American Black Bear who lives in Tahoe. He’s just one of our beloved locals depicted in the juried art exhibit Ursus Among Us on display at the Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City where visitors can learn about these gentle giants and the history of our black bears.
The Gatekeeper’s Museum is open every day except Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone needs a day off.
Explore the backstreets of the North Lake Tahoe – Truckee art world July 19, 20 and 21, 2013 during the 20th annual Tahoe ARTour.
This self-directed studio tour offers numerous opportunities to meet thirty-nine local artists in their work environment, to learn about a variety of art mediums, and to buy directly from the artists.
Meet the artists at the Opening Reception at North Tahoe Arts on Tuesday, July 9th, 5 to 7 p.m. featuring music by local singer-songwriter Tuck Wilson. read more →
This sweet painting by South Lake Tahoe artist Nancy Clarke captures summertime at one of her favorite places – the Tahoe Tallac Historic Site which is the stage for the annual Vallhalla Valhalla Arts & Music Festival.
Nancy calls her work Tahoe Pleasures, expressed in her painting shown here. read more →
The Artist-In-Residence program is sure to catch the eye of many at the annual summer-long Valhalla Arts, Music and Theatre Festival.
Featuring local and regional Lake Tahoe talent, exhibits and artists will be in the Viking Room from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Valhalla Grand Hall in South Lake Tahoe.
The public is invited to view and enjoy a variety of art that will also be for sale. There is no charge to view the artwork. read more →
She has definitely mastered the fine art of living in Tahoe.
Lynn Woodward has lived in South Shore since 1999, where she enjoys the good life. For Lynn that means skiing, sailing (year round in the SF Bay Area when she’s not skiing), painting, making pottery and teaching others.
Take a trip through South Lake Tahoe through the eyes of local artists during the free 2013 Tahoe Art League Artist Studio Tour August 2, 3 and 4. All studios will be open 10 AM – 5 PM.
South Lake Tahoe is home to many accomplished artists like Kit Night shown here, as well as Nina Major and Jill Mueler, who are members of the Tahoe Art League (TAL) dedicated to promoting fine art and art education in South Lake Tahoe.
The South Lake Tahoe art scene is thriving. So much so that the Tahoe Art League (TAL) opened a new gallery in the middle of town to feature our top visual artists and to hold workshops for the community.
The popular free silk art open studio sessions are held every Tuesday at the TAL Art Center Gallery on Ski Run Boulevard from 10am to 1pm.
The “Heavenly Village Fine Art Festival” will be held in South Lake Tahoe on June 22-23, 2013 featuring original work in all medium of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings, photography, etchings, and sculpture. Proceeds will benefit our favorite local arts program, the Tahoe Arts Project.
Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. read more →
Tim Hauserman, author of the Tahoe Rim Trail guidebook series, has written his new book, Tahoe Rim Trail, 3rd Edition.
An avid adventurist and explorer of natural beauty, Tim moved to Tahoe when he was two and has since racked up countless miles along the Tahoe Rim Trail. read more →
The 3rd annual Markleeville Plein Air event will take place June 25 through June 29, 2013 with artists painting on location throughout Alpine County.
Separated from the rest of California by the imposing escarpment of the Sierra Nevada range, Markleeville is about 25 miles from South Lake Tahoe, and home to a small tight-knit community who are the local stewards of the Carson River and the local hot springs. It is also a favorite spot for plein air artists who are drawn to this mountain hamlet. read more →
Paintings that capture our world in a new light by Joel Popadics and Eileen Blodgett will be on display at North Tahoe Arts June 5 through July 1, 2013.
Popadics, award-winning watercolorist, is noted for his traditional approach to watercolor, in particular, his use of green and his ability to capture light and atmosphere in his landscape watercolors. His paintings, often described as “tranquil, full of light and air,” are based on his plein air sketches. Eileen Blodgett’s fascination with nature and texture has taken her work to a place of discovery and of shifting perspectives of time and place. read more →
“Q” is the nickname of this 1921 classic yacht on display at the Tallac Historic Site. Was she called the “Q” because her name was hard to pronounce, or because it was used by the US Navy in top-secret operations on Lake Tahoe during WWII?
Find out and learn more about the restoration of the Quic chakidn at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe.
The Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, will pass through South Lake Tahoe in front of Harrah’s at Friday’s Station to exchange the Mochila on Wednesday, June 26th at 11 a.m.
Since the time may vary based on the full moon, riders and horses, click here for updates.
The annual re-ride is a 10-day, 24-hour per day, non-stop event with 500 riders and horses riding the 1,966 mile route. It is the longest event held annually on a historical trail in the nation, even surpassing the famed Iditarod. read more →
En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air”, and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Artists love to paint outdoors especially to capture the changing qualities of natural light.
So how do you go about en plein air?
Head out with Dave Russo from the Tahoe Art League on Sunday mornings from 9 am to noon at scenic locations around Lake Tahoe. Photographers and all media are welcome to these free outings.
The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will be conducting free Historic Walking Tours of Tahoe City during the summer.
You’ll learn about the significance of our historic landmarks like Watson Cabin located smack dab in the middle of Tahoe City, above Commons Beach.
As an academic community of artists, Sierra Nevada College continues its tradition of offering summer art workshops for the 29th year.
To foster an interdisciplinary approach to visual practice, a variety of summer workshops given by nationally known ceramists, glass artists, painters, sculptors, printmakers, digital artists, photographers, paper makers, jewelers, and more will be held at the college June 8 through August 2, 2013.
It is home to more than 800 baskets, pottery, clothing, dolls and artifacts from over 90 tribes nationwide.
How appropriate for this Lake Tahoe landmark that sits on the site of a known Washoe Indian campsite. The Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum at the Gatekeeper’s Museum.
The Haldan Art Gallery at Lake Tahoe Community College will open selections of artwork from the Hanna Porter and Growdon Family Collections will be displayed in the Haldan Gallery. The show features an array of different mediums, content, and styles from an assortment of national and international artists starting April 18, 2013.
The pieces in these collections have been acquired through a spectrum of strategically planned purchases and serendipitous opportunities.
What better place to view art than outside – at Lake Tahoe! How about finding art by local artists?
Throughout the summer, the Tahoe Art League holds various art shows featuring contemporary and fine art at locations throughout South Lake Tahoe.
Straddling Angora Ridge road above Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe sits the Angora Fire Lookout.
The original Angora Fire Lookout was built in 1924, and was later converted into a small residence. In 1935, the Civilian Conservation Corps built the current lookout structure. The garage next to the road was built sometime during the 1940s.
During the month of May, the North Tahoe Art Center in Tahoe City will feature works by member local artists.
A “Peoples Choice Award” will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Stop by the Art Center and vote for your favorite artist.keep looking »