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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
North Lake Tahoe and Truckee art exhibits, galleries and events.

First Fridays at Riverside Studios

Sierra Bowl Tahoe CultureToast the fine art of living with local artists, live music and libations on the First Friday of each month at Riverside Studios in downtown Truckee, where art and culture intersect.  All art is Made by Hand.

Riverside Studios is an inspiring art gallery owned and operated by five artists with elemental dimension — Alanna Hughes clay/potter, Kahlil Johnson leather, Mary Buchan Guerra silver and stones, Sondrea Larson silver, gold and stones, and Pat Blide – man of iron.

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Lion Heart Show Fundraiser for the CR Johnson Healing Center

In honor of Truckee local CR Johnson shown here in his handmade jacket, Riverside Studios is holding the 7th annual Lion Heart Show to raise money for the CR Johnson Healing Center on February 2, 2018, from 5pm to 8pm.

The show will feature local artists using 12″ x 12” panels of wood to create masterpieces in any medium. Each piece will be available for purchase for $100.00 per panel on a first come first serve basis. A percentage of sales will go to the CR Johnson Healing Center which is managed by the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation that provides resources for athletes in recovery from sport related injuries. Resources include physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, personal training and more.

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Carole Sesko Open Art Studio November

Sesko_heart_boxJust in time for the holiday season, Carole Sesko, contemporary artist from Truckee, holds her bi-annual open art studio and sale at the end of November.

You’ll find functional art, mixed media, and new contemporary paintings

This year, give something meaningful from the heart, from a local artist.

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Holly Arts, a Winter Celebration at North Tahoe Arts

NancyOlson_WizardScarf_handknitAre you looking for something special, a one of a kind gift?  Look no further than the North Tahoe Arts Center in Tahoe City during Holly Arts, a Winter Celebration November through January.

North Tahoe Arts offers an ARTisan Shop and two galleries filled with wonderful fine art and handcrafted work perfect for your holiday gift giving. read more →

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North Tahoe Arts Workshops

Tahoe Culture Kids Art Saturdays at NTACelebrate the beauty of Lake Tahoe at North Tahoe Arts with free Arts Workshops, programs for kids, and exhibits by local artists in two galleries.

Stop by NTA to meet a local artist and enjoy the wide selection of art for sale including textile artwork, wood art, silversmith, leather, metal sculpture, woven art, jewelry, wall art mediums, photography, and ceramics.

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Arts for the Schools

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“Our children experience the world through art.”

Arts for the Schools.

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Colors by Andy Skaff

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.

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Monet’s Table for North Tahoe Arts

Monet’s Table is a giant art sale to raise money for the Arts in North Lake Tahoe taking place through the end of September, or until the donated artwork is sold out.

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Truckee Art & Soul Art Walk

Truckee Art WalkTahoe arts and mountain culture will be overflowing the Truckee River during the Historic Downtown Truckee Art & Soul Art walk in September.

Check out original work by local artists showcasing their handcrafted creations including original photography, jewelry, sculptures, ceramics and much more. read more →

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InnerRhythms of Truckee: Empowering Art and Community

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Its mission is simple.

Use the power of dance and music to cultivate life skills in our local youth and to inspire an enduring passion for the arts.  By offering a wide variety of dance classes and workshops, InnerRhythms Dance Center believes dance and music will help awaken individual and community consciousness one beat at a time.

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Shakespeare Festival

A long standing tradition for more than 40 years, this timeless festival presents Shakespeare under the stars on the lake shore.

The festival runs July 8 through August 21, 2016 at Sand Harbor State Park featuring The Comedy of Errors – a double dose of laughter, and Forever Plaid – a pitch-perfect, jukebox musical. read more →

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Lake Tahoe Music Festival

Founded in 1982 by Edgar Braun, conductor of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival is dedicated to growing the musicians of tomorrow, and is integral to the arts and culture of the community. Set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range “Sunset Serenades” is an intimate setting with five varied and unique classical music concerts.  The festival takes place throughout North Lake Tahoe in August.

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Carole Sesko July Open Studio

Carole Sesko Red GoldShe’s been busy creating new works in acrylic and mixed media with her signature bold colors and rich textures.

To kick off summer, Carole Sesko will hold her open studio tour at the end of July and by appointment.

Visit her renovated 1907 studio in downtown Truckee to see the 2015 collection of paintings and wall sculpture on canvas or wood.

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Squaw Valley Art Wine and Music Festival

Squaw Valley’s village will burst with color, taste, and sound as fine artists, crafts makers, performers and musicians come to participate in this fun, two-day annual event in July. The Art, Wine & Music Festival features wine tasting from 2-5 pm both days, two performance stages, restaurants, shops, and walkways lined with fine art booths and exhibits.

All proceeds from the event benefit Achieve Tahoe, whose mission is to provide affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence.

The Art, Wine and Music Festival has become one of the most popular events for those who like to savor the finer things in life while enjoying the best Mother Nature has to offer. Talented artists and craft persons, musicians and performers gather at the base of Squaw Valley to showcase their creativity in the resort’s pristine alpine setting.

While sampling wine, visitors can admire the fine art and crafts of local and regional artists. The exhibition features artwork that spans the mediums, including gorgeous paintings, photography and jewelry.

Entrance to the festival is free and open to all ages.

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North Lake Tahoe ARTour

Visit artist studios during the free, self-guided ARTour August 12 and 13, 2017. All tours are free.

Participating artists are spread along the shores of Lake Tahoe from Incline Village to Kings Beach, through Tahoe City and out the West Shore. More artists are just a quick drive away in Truckee.

Free printed Tour Guides will be available at many local art galleries and retailers throughout the region, and at North Tahoe Arts Center in Tahoe City. read more →

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North Tahoe Plein Air

Plein Air Exhibit at North Tahoe ArtsArtists will be painting en plein air, or in the open air, at local venues as part of the North Lake Tahoe Plein Air that happens every September.

Participating artists will gather to paint the breathtaking scenery of North Lake Tahoe, and organized Paint-Outs will take place throughout the North Lake Tahoe for artists to gather and paint local landscapes. You may spot artists painting along the lake shore, in scenic valleys or blooming meadows.

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Wild Horses by Eve Werner

She explores the wildness, movement and beauty of horses in the landscape.

Eve Werner, Truckee artist and landscape architect, captures the moment in her painting “Highland Band” shown here.

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Healing by Sara Zimmerman

Truckee artist and designer, Sara Zimmerman’s “Healing” series reflects her path of trying to find emotional, spiritual and physical healing through art, many alternative healing modalities, and mindfulness.

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Deeper Meaning Art Show

From painting, drawing and printmaking to life sized figurative papier mache sculpture, the Deeper Meaning art show is an eclectic mix of multi media 2 and 3D works by local artist Alison Lee and “used to be local” artist Sheri Howe.
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North Tahoe Art Center

It’s definitely worth a visit.

Inconspicuously located inside the Tahoe Community Center in Tahoe City is an impressive collection of local art. It’s the North Tahoe Art Center. read more →

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Discovery & Awareness by Sara Zimmerman

NightoftheJimsonLocal illustrator and graphic designer, Sara Zimmerman, will have her fine artworks on display at Full Circle Movement in Truckee through the Fall.

The exhibit is composed of Sara’s earlier body of works, featuring curvaceous florals and whimsical landscapes that perfectly complement the flow and movement happening within Full Circle Movement.

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Winter Art Sessions at Kindred in Truckee

Kindred Art and Folk InstituteKindred Art and Folk Institute located in Truckee offers a wide variety of art sessions for all ages using multiple mediums so students are able to experience many different avenues and create new ones together.

Join Kindred for full day art sessions that include a main project, a hike/outdoor activity, cooking and everything creative.

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Acceptance of Transition by Cathy McClelland selected as TAMC Sticker #6

“Acceptance of Transition” painted by North Lake Tahoe artist Cathy McClelland, is the image featured on the Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture collectible sticker #6.

Cathy’s depiction of a Tahoe bear standing in an aspen grove of cascading leaves is playfully symbolic of our shared acceptance of this magical season of change with our bears and wildlife.  The painting speaks to the healing power of Bear, and the peace that comes from acceptance.

Only 1,000 of the collectible stickers are available at shops listed here. read more →

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Water: A Selection of Photographs by Jim Markle @ NTA

Markle_Clouds Over Sand HarborJim Markle is an internationally acclaimed photographer who lives and teaches in Incline Village.

His images are influenced as much by his appreciation of art, history, and environmental issues as by the beauty and diversity he sees in nature.

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Artwork by Pat Edwards

Lake Tahoe people and landscapes are just a few of the colorful pieces by long-time local artist Pat Edwards captured in a mix of pastels, acrylics, photos and mixed media.

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Art & Soul Downtown Truckee ArtWalk

Truckee will be brimming with art and activity during the Annual Art & Soul Downtown Truckee ArtWalk. on Saturday, September 17th from 1pm to 6pm.

Stroll through the heart of Downtown Truckee enjoying visual art, live music, artist demonstrations, craft beer and wine tastings, small bites & more.  This year’s walk features 30 stops celebrating local artists!

A portion of event proceeds goes to Arts for the Schools.

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North Tahoe Arts and its Founder, Madeline Bohanon, Celebrate Coming of Age

Madeline Bohanon by Lau Haaning20 & 90: North Tahoe Arts and its Founder Celebrate Coming of Age

by Lisa Korb, Moonshine Ink

This article is a reprint from the July Print Edition of Moonshine Ink, the Independent News Source for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe.

Think back to where you were at 20. Perhaps you were on your way to a college degree (like me), anxiously awaiting that legal age, traveling the world or taking on a first “real” job? Lucky for North Shore artists, the 20-year-old North Tahoe Arts (NTA) hasn’t flown the coop, but has instead grown into a nonprofit that’s made its founder, 90-year-old Madeline Bohanon, proud. read more →

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Artists in Bloom Artist-in-Residence

artist-in-bloomThrough 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 →

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“End of an Era” by Jay Thelin

Jay Thelin’s love for wooden boats began in 1958 when he was hired as a boat rental agent and a pier manager in Kings Beach. In those days many of the rental boats were wooden Chris-Crafts, and one Gar Wood. Jay purchased the Gar Wood with his brother and stored it at Sierra Boat during his school years in San Francisco.

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Ursus Among Us Black Bear Art Exhibit in Tahoe City

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.

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Truckee Open Art Studios Tour

Truckee Open Art Studio TourNevada County Arts presents the second annual Truckee Open Art Studios Tour July 22-24, 2016.

Here’s your chance to experience the evolution of art from creative spark to finished product through demonstration and dialog with some of Truckee’s finest professionals, including several nationally-known painters, sculptors, multimedia artists, and woodworkers. Studios will be open 10am to 5pm daily.

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Bonsai Rock by Elizabeth Carmel selected as TAMC sticker #4

Lake Tahoe.  Her breathtaking beauty nurtures our soul and creative spirit, fueling our passion for ingenuity and preservation.

Sunset, Bonsai Rock by Elizabeth Carmel has been selected as the TAMC collectible sticker #4 to honor this sanctuary and our interconnectedness with nature and one another.

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Summer Art Workshops at Sierra Nevada College

As an academic community of artists, Sierra Nevada College continues its tradition of offering summer art workshops.

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 through July.

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Celebrate the Spirit of Horses at Horse HeART

Wild horses and artists.  What traits do they share?  Tenacity.  Adaptability.  Intelligence. Perseverance.

Featuring art that evokes the kindred spirit of horses and artists, Horse HeART is an equine art exhibit, art competition, and fundraiser to benefit the Let ‘Em Run Foundation, hosted by Art Attack Gallery in Incline Village. read more →

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Phyllis Shafer Exhibit at Nevada Museum of Art February

Tallac by Phyllis ShaferPhyllis Shafer:  I only went out for a walk… opens February 8 at the Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery. The exhibition celebrates the iconic landscape paintings of Phyllis Shafer while also carefully examining her early artistic influences shaped by time spent in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The largest presentation of Shafer’s work to date, the exhibition includes nearly 100 paintings, gouaches, and drawings.  read more →

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We live in a special place. A place so beautiful it nurtures the soul and creative spirit. A place so breathtaking it inspires conservation. A mountain culture that masters the fine art of living. Welcome to this place we call home. Welcome to Lake Tahoe. Meet the local artists, individuals, businesses and events that define our unique mountain culture and embody Tahoe's creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
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