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Tahoe Art Walk

South Lake Tahoe
Second Saturdays - 4 to 8 pm
November 9th, and December 14th

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     The next Second Saturday Tahoe Art Walk takes place November 9th from 4 to 8 pm in South Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Art Walk invites you to explore the venues that showcase local art and enjoy various perks such as wine and appetizers, discounts on purchases, artist talks and demonstrations, pop up galleries, and extended business hours. Locations are listed on the interactive google map at TahoeArtWalk.com.

     The Tahoe Art Walk is a free event. Begin at Stateline, the Y, or the "trailhead" at Scott Forrest Fine Art Studio where you will find information about the local art scene and brochures from participating Tahoe Art Walk venues. Some of the venues have participated include Emanate Gallery, Fragrance Vault, Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery, Benko Art Gallery, Tahoe Art League Art Center, Compass Clay Studio, Poe Rava Gem Co., Sun Art Gallery, Artifacts, Sidellis Lake Tahoe, Dirk Yuricich Photography, The Jamieson Gallery, Tattoo BonBon, Dharma Love, and Scott Forrest Fine Art Studio.

     The Tahoe Art Walk will take place again on December 14th. New locations are expected to be added each month so check the map at TahoeArtWalk.com to see the venue listings, event descriptions, and times of each location’s activities when you head out.

     This event is also free for businesses to participate in and is coordinated by Make Tahoe and Scott Forrest Fine Art Studio. If you are a business offering local art or would like to offer local art during a Second Saturday Tahoe Art Walk, please contact us here to get on the map.


Truckee Roundhouse

12116 Chandelle Way, Truckee, CA
First Tuesdays - 4 to 6 pm
September 3rd, October 1st, and November 5th

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     Truckee Roundhouse invites the public to First Tuesdays for Planet Earth, a donation based workshop where you can create a different item each month. The projects are designed with reducing our dependancy on single use plastics in mind. Yeah! We love this idea because we know when we craft items with our own hands, we are much more likely to bring them with us when needed and remember to respect and reuse them. Fabric napkins are first up on Sept. 3rd.

from the announcement:

     Future workshops will include: reusable grocery bags, beeswax and cotton covers (to replace using saran wrap), plastic bag drying racks, glass/metal straw carriers, etc.


Autumn Allure - Seasonal Show
Emanate Gallery

2030 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Friday, November 1, 2019
4 to 7 pm
facebook event listing: facebook.com/events/615299605670048/

Autumn Allure Seasonal Show at Emanate Gallery


from the announcement:

     BREATHE IN THE REFRESHING FALL AIR, AS THE ALLURE OF AUTUMN CAPTIVATES YOUR SENSES. EMANATE GALLERY WILL BE HOSTING AN AUTUMN THEMED FINE ART SHOW HOSTING THE VERY BEST OF OUR SEASONAL WORKS. COME JOIN US FOR A NIGHT TO MEET OUR ARTISTS, ENJOY CIDER, AND HARVEST TREATS, SEE THE NEWEST SHOW UNVEILING AND PARTICIPATE IN AN UNIMAGINABLY BEAUTIFUL TIME! 4-7PM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST. EMANATE GALLERY 2030 LAKE TAHOE BLVD. SOUTH LAKE TAHOE CA 96150

Visit EmanateGallery.com to learn more and RSVP for exclusive entry into an art giveaway!


Colors of the Southwest Art Tour

Arizona, Utah, Las Vegas
June 5 - 15, 2020

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     Even those of us who live in Tahoe love to travel, and now you can travel with North Tahoe Arts Artist Karey Dodge on an art lover's tour. Explore the fabulous Southwest on this 10 day adventure brought to you by North Tahoe Arts in partnership with Windigo Tours. The tour starts in Phoenix, AZ and continues to Las Vegas, NV. There is flexibility to spend time lounging by the pool or enjoying the highlights, including:

  • Exploring the red rock canyons of the American Southwest by Jeep
  • Private tour into Monument Valley, National Park
  • Optional helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon, National Park
  • Visit the world renowned, Antelope Canyon
  • Sunset Dinner Cruise along the endless coastlines of Lake Powell
  • Daily creative prompts to encourage creativity and inspiration

Go to North Tahoe Arts for all the details.


Benko Art Gallery Group Show

3979 Lake Tahoe Blvd
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019
4 pm to 12 am
4 to 9 pm FREE as part of the Tahoe Art Walk
$10 donation at the door after 9 pm
facebook event listing: facebook.com/events/445272613013306/
BenkoArtGallery.com

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     Get ready for another jam packed Benko Art Show. This one features three artists (Jake "Gills" Gillespie, Ryan "Riff" Cassidy, and Sarah Royer), live music, raffle, and more. As part of the Tahoe Art Walk, admission is free until 9 pm.

     Jake "Gills" Gillespie's work explores human expression and how people interact with the eco-system they have created around themselves. Ryan "Riff" Cassidy, as the name implies, is known for his musical talents with bass and guitars as well as his live painting performances at Cali Burger. See his inline drawings and watercolors in the group show. And Sarah Royer hails from the hometown of John Benko and Brigid O'Connor (the team that make Benko Art Gallery a reality). Royer uses a variety of processes that range from traditional etching to more recent "non-toxic" solar plates, and laser cut wood.


Compass Clay Studio

976 Edgewood Circle
South Lake Tahoe, CA

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     Compass Clay Studio opened it's doors on March 30, 2019. Located at 976 Edgewood Circle in South Lake Tahoe, Compass Clay Studio is the newest location to be added to South Lake Tahoe's art community. Now anyone who is interested in learning how to work with clay, or who wants to get some studio time to work on their project, has a place right here where they can accomplish that. The studio is furnished with six potter's wheels, three electric kilns, a slab roller, extruder, and low and high fire glazes.

     Owners Bryan Yerian and Colleen Sidey are know to locals from their work teaching at Lake Tahoe Community College and in after school programs for elementary aged students. They have been scoping for a location to open their own studio when suddenly the stars aligned. The Edgewood Circle buidling contained all the necessary elements for them to be able to install the equipment needed for the ceramics studio and gallery, and, if you look at the studio from the sky, you will discover it resembles a compass needle pointing north to the shore of Lake Tahoe.

     Now Yerian and Sidey can share their knowledge and expertise with more locals and visitors whow want to explore ceramics through classes and programs hosted at their own venue. Classes at Compass Clay Studio include Wheel-Thowing, Handbuilding, and Kids Clay Classes. Special workshops are already on the schedule as well, including Mud with Mom, Adult Night (have fun throwing pots!), and Kids Night Out!: Pizza Party. Consider creating your party at Compass Clay Studio too. One day and multi visit open studio drop-in passes are also available. Please visit Compass Clay Studio at CompassClay.com to find out more.


Yvonne McGrath

Roberta Mason Library
Lake Tahoe Community College
1 College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA

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     Yvonne McGrath's vivacious flowers have been featured in South Lake Tahoe at Benko Art Gallery, the City Art Gallery at South Lake Tahoe City Hall, and the Tahoe Arts Alliance Awards Nominated 2018 Tahoe Pride Art Show. Each one of her flowers takes on a life of its own. McGrath describes the process as "an emotional response" to the flower as it emerges, and she allows each to express its own personality, explaining, "they are like people." See for yourself how each one reveals itself to the viewer though its hue, shape, and surroundings. You can view Yvonne McGrath’s "Fantasy Flowers" during normal business hours at the Lake Tahoe Community College Library, 1 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA, the El Dorado County Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA, and online at YesGallery.net.



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