Learn about Lake Tahoe’s interesting railroad days on an easy hike down to Skunk Harbor.
Head down from HWY 28 above Skunk Harbor to Pray Meadows, then down to Skunk Harbor, where you can have a lunch at one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches on Lake Tahoe.
Located at about 6,000 feet in Truckee, Donner Memorial State Park includes the Emigrant Trail Museum and Pioneer Monument, built to commemorate those who emigrated to California from the east in the mid-1800s.
You can also learn about Chinese immigrants played a pivotal role in the development of Truckee in the 1860s. read more →
The Incline Village Fine Art Festival will be held at Preston Field on August 15-17, 2014, in the North Lake Tahoe area.
The Incline Village Fine Art Festival will feature artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. read more →
South Lake Tahoe mixed media artist and poet, Yasmin Sayyed, is participating in an international art movement to help bridge Heaven & Earth through art and energy.
Shown here is Yasmin’s painting entitled “Peace be Still; in the Heart of Humanity” which was created in her South Shore studio.
Do you prefer leisurely “Lakeside Rambles” or a 3-day backpacking trip?
Both? You’re in luck!
Without a doubt, she was Tahoe’s greatest artisan. Dat So La Lee is considered one of the greatest basket weavers and designers among the Washoe people.
A fine collection of Dat So La Lee’s work and 900 baskets, pottery, clothing, dolls and artifacts from more than 85 tribes nationwide are on display at the Marion Steinbach Indian Museum located inside the Gatekeeper’s Museum.
Through creative art projects, the AFTS Artist-in-Residence program reaches more than 700 local students to share the intrinsic and social value of art and culture in our daily lives.
Arts For the Schools provides students throughout the Tahoe Truckee and Incline Village school districts access to professional arts instruction in the classroom. The goal is to teach children about the importance of giving, and that art can serve a social function in the world and make a positive contribution to our youth and community. read more →
They specialize in unique and expressive landscapes.
Their mesmerizing prints combine dramatic photography, vivid colors, and artistic touches to create new, captivating visions of the natural world.
Meet Elizabeth and Olof Carmel, Truckee based photographers and owners of Carmel Gallery in Truckee.
Join the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society for a month long celebration of Lake Tahoe’s history featuring demonstrations by members of the Washoe, archeology, and an old time picnic and movie in the park.
Relive Tahoe’s charming past with local historians and guides in North Lake Tahoe.
With all of her senses engaged, she creates watercolors that capture her love affair with Lake Tahoe and nature.
Meet Joyce Major, Incline Village water colorist. Joyce combines her passion for the outdoors with an equal passion for creating art.
Like many local artists, she draws her artistic inspiration from being here at Lake Tahoe where she snowshoes, skis, hikes and kayaks. Her backcountry landscape photography has also inspired her watercolor paintings.
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 →
The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society will be conducting a free Historic Walking Tours of Tahoe City on Saturdays starting at 10am.
Lead by local residents, the tour includes legends, history, facts and figures about the stunning wilderness surrounding the majestic mountain lake, along with shopping and dining tips. Tahoe’s colorful history will unfold in fun stories and legends about the people who have called the lake home.
Family friendly. Mostly flat, easy. Leashed dogs OK. Meet at Gatekeeper’s Museum. $5 donation includes museum admission.
His paintings often depict the everyday life found at the boat marinas of Lake Tahoe, the back streets of Truckee, and the trails around Fallen Leaf Lake.
Like this classic of Chief Black Cloud.
Meet Randall Stauss of Carnelian Bay.
Water is her fluid canvas.
Her connection to Tahoe. Her passion. And what better place to capture the beauty of water and its creative expression on landscapes than Lake Tahoe.
Meet Melinda Plumbridge from Tahoe City.
Join Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee on the First Friday each month from 4pm to 8pm for a community of mountain culture.
Toast the fine art of living with local artists, live music and libations at Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee, where art and culture intersect.
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 50 local artists from the Tahoe Art League (TAL) are participating in the Annual TAL Artist Studio Tour August 1, 2, 3 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day.
South Lake Tahoe is home to many accomplished artists like Kit Night shown here, who is a member of the Tahoe Art League dedicated to promoting fine art and art education in South Lake Tahoe since 1964.
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.
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.
While the Washoe were the first to enjoy the shores of the present day Tallac Historic Site, three of the original luxurious estates erected between 1890 and 1921 still remain today, and play host to special events and tours to learn about the “Era of Opulence” in South Lake Tahoe.
Kids can cook up a storm using old fashioned recipes during Kitchen Kids, while adults can join Anita Baldwin for some light refreshments and hear stories about the Tallac Casino and Resort, the first casino built in Lake Tahoe, and sip bubbly with Mrs. Pope on the porch. read more →
His challenge is capturing “quintessential moments”.
He says it keeps him focused.
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.
Her paintings are animated, full of color and personality. Just like her.
Kit Night, South Lake Tahoe oil painter, has an extraordinary gift. She can take the ordinary like fruit, a table glass or dessert, and bring it to life with an injection of dramatic color and poetic lines.
And the winners are…the anticipation is building.
Local artists have been selected for North Tahoe Plein Air 2014 which will be held at the Village at Northstar September 2-7, 2014.
From Emerald Bay to Sand Harbor, nationally recognized plein air artists from California, Nevada and Colorado will paint on location throughout North Lake Tahoe for three days to capture the many moods of the Sierra’s fall light as it dances along the landscape.
North Tahoe Arts will host a group exhibit of multi-talented artists, Janet Martin, Meg Martin, Jessica Hall and Michael Ochoa August 4- Sept. 1, 2014. Janet Martin’s work consists of collage, painting and art glass. Her daughter, Meg Martin will unveil a new series of paintings that incorporate patterns, collage and occasionally embroidery and appliqué.
Jessica Hall is the founder and creator of Bluebird Designs jewelry and is back in the Tahoe area to showcase her graphic and colorful enamel jewelry designs. Michael Ochoa is an artisan of Mountain Forge blacksmith workshop in Truckee and will be displaying new work. 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 Artisan’s Market Place located in the Blue Victorian in Brickelltown has returned for an encore this summer.
This unique gallery represents works by 15 local artists and is filled to the brim with gorgeous handmade treasures, and is open daily except Tuesdays.
“I work with clay. Elements derived from the earth.
Forms created through rhythm and motion.
Like the process that completes my work, it fires me up.
Keeps my inner fire burning and sets my soul free.” B Wesson
Shelley decided to make South Lake Tahoe her home not only for the inspirational art scene.
She’s an avid rock climber and athlete.
He has a style all his own.
An extension of his being, Reds Regan’s paintings are free flowing, bold, and expressive. A charismatic style emblematic of Reds’ passion for living and his drive to express it on canvas.
Through his fluid brush strokes and bold multi-layered colors, Reds’ primitive contemporary art is an extension of his innate connection with nature. His unique composition and energetic expression create a poetically simplistic yet boldly relaxed style.
Friends of the Library will present Todd Borg, award-winning author, on July 30, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Todd will discuss his much anticipated 12th book in the Owen McKenna Mystery Series, Tahoe Ghost Boat. Todd will also share his writing techniques while delighting his audience.
Book sale and signing will follow at the South Lake Tahoe Library, Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Hidden by an old growth forest is South Shore’s cultural treasure.
Combined with the annual Valhalla Arts, Music, and Theatre Festival, the Tallac Historic Site has provided us a place to be, and to enjoy the arts and our cultural heritage in an unspoiled natural setting.
He’s a constant advocate for arts at Lake Tahoe and now the host of the “The Tahoe Art Scene” program that airs every Thursday at 5:15pm on KTHO am590/96.1fm.
Join artist Robert Schimmel as he explores the expanding opportunities for bringing more art to our local community.
The most unique mural he ever painted was the inside of a 10,000-gallon water tank to look like an old mine shaft. The tank was converted into a wine tasting room.
John Holland, has been creating murals for over 30 years. read more →
Why would anyone scuba dive in Lake Tahoe?
There’s nothing to see – right?
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.
Who was Jim Hawksworth?
While Jim passed away in 2002, his legacy lives on as a person.
The historic Upper Truckee Pack Station near Meyers, California has been officially dedicated in honor of legendary Forest Service backcountry horse packer Jim Hawksworth, who passed away in 2007 as “Hawksworth’s Packstation”.
Explore the backstreets of the North Lake Tahoe – Truckee art world during the annual Tahoe ARTour, taking place July 18, 19 and 20, 2014.
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.
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.
She works with soft pastels to capture the subtle mood of our Sierra landscapes.
Her refined study of nature’s textures and skillful compositions accurately depict the changing quality of light cast upon Lake Tahoe, from the crisp light of early morning, to the crescendo of an evening alpenglow, to the saturated glow of autumn.
Meet Bonita Paulis, landscape artist from South Lake Tahoe. read more →
Learn about the Evolution of Tahoe Travel with renowned U.S. Forest Service historian and recreation officer, Don Lane, as he walks us through the varying ways of past travel to and within Lake Tahoe.
As an academic community of artists, Sierra Nevada College continues its tradition of offering summer art workshops for the 30th 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 9 through August 1, 2014.
The oldest standing structure at Lake Tahoe, the Osgood Toll House, is 151 years old.
Today, Nehemiah Osgood’s Toll House rests at the Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum in South Shore.
Did you know it played a significant role in the Comstock Lode?
Hidden from view across from Sugar Pine Point State Park, Ehrman Mansion is an isolated architectural treasure. read more →
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.
It is the last surviving fire lookout in Nevada, and one of three in the Tahoe basin.
The Zephyr Cove Fire Lookout has been meticulously maintained and restored for the last dozen years by its current local landowner.
The Thunderbird Lodge.
Built in 1939, this magnificent estate was designed to blend harmoniously with its natural surroundings. And, that’s not all.
Don’t miss the Open House on May 16, 2009.
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 in June – check back for the exact date and time.
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 →
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have an arts business? Making money at what you love to do. Well the first step is having the intent, the mindset to generating an income. Next you need to learn the rules! Take your Art to the next level and have your creative efforts pay off as you grow an Arts Business. Facilitator Carol Foldvary-Anderson is a renowned professional award winning artist/designer, published author/illustrator, and arts educator. A Designer Member of the Crafts and Hobby Association with 25 years making art her business.
What began as an attempt to make the world kinder turned into a year of weekly paintings hot off her easel. One of the results is her book bursting with radiant color.
Art in the Morning by Kit Night is a charming, sometimes insightful, mix of oil paintings and musings on nature, jazz, beer, and the process of painting. You’re invited to join Kit on her adventure to embrace beauty. Shown here is obviously one of Kit’s favorite pastimes, Morning Kayak. read more →
It’s been in the works for years although Truckee’s rich railroad history started making its indelible mark on the development of the mountain town in 1867.keep looking »