About Make Tahoe


To Make Tahoe Your Destination for Art


To promote and document the growth of the creative culture and economy of Lake Tahoe


  • Create and maintain an online presence through a website and associated social media, which include event listings, announcements, feature articles, maps, videos, live feeds, and links to community resources, where visitors and locals can easily navigate and learn about the Lake Tahoe Maker and Artist scene in real time and through documentary accounts

  • Participate in the creative community by volunteering and working with local arts organizations and businesses in order to create and promote opportunities for artists and art related businesses, including opportunities for exhibits, sales, and building awareness of community-benefit causes

  • Financially sustain the efforts of Make Tahoe through sales of creative product


  • Make Tahoe Founder Sheilah Boothby is a member and volunteer of the Tahoe Art League, Tahoe Arts Alliance.

  • Make Tahoe maintains its online presence at MakeTahoe.com, including event information and local art resources. Make Tahoe also maintains its associated social media presence on instagram and facebook pages, @maketahoe and facebook.com/maketahoe.

  • Make Tahoe presented "Make Tahoe Quantum", a series promoting emerging local artists in premier commercial gallery exhibits at Benko Art Gallery.

  • Make Tahoe presented "Love is a National Treasure - The Tahoe Pride Art Show" for two consecutive years. 2018's exhibit took place at Benko Art Gallery, and in 2019 the event was hosted by Scott Forrest Fine Art Studio. The 2018 exhibit was the first LGBT+ themed public art show in South Lake Tahoe and was nominated for a Tahoe Arts Alliance Award for Best Art Show. In 2019, the City of South Lake Tahoe proclaimed June as LGBTQ Pride Month. During the subsequent South Lake Tahoe Fourth of July Parade, the Tahoe Pride Community marched together for the first time along Highway 50 with the unifying message of Equality for All.

  • In 2019 Make Tahoe and Scott Forrest Fine Art Studio founded the Tahoe Art Walk. With the cooperation and participation of local businesses, Second Saturdays were promoted each month as a day of celebration of local art throughout the South Shore. After the pandemic began, Make Tahoe hosted the map of local art venues until May 8, 2021.

  • In 2020 Make Tahoe began "Freshly Groomed Vinyl", a vinyl record exhibit promoting new releases by independent and alternative artists. With the help of Scott Forrest Fine Art Studio and Keynote Used Records and Books, "Freshly Groomed Vinyl" became part of "Sound and Vision", a series of introductions to the work of visual artists and the reciprocal connections of music and their art. A portion of the proceeds from sales have benefited local causes and non-profits including the Tahoe Art League, KRLT-FM, Black Ice Theatre Co., and the Tahoe Arts Alliance. The schedule for "Freshly Groomed Vinyl" is posted at MakeTahoeRecords.com.

Sheilah, Conner, and Teemu - South Lake Tahoe

     Make Tahoe began in 2016 as the pet project of Sheilah Boothby, developed with the help of her family, including her two dogs (Conner and Teemu) who dutifully made sure no one was sitting at a computer all day. After managing evidence in an underground warehouse for 16 years, your webmistress is happy to have arrived in Tahoe to be able to explore the great outdoors. Let us know how we can help the Tahoe Maker and Artist scene. That's what we are here for. Oh yeah, and the lake, forest, mountains, snow, etc.


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Contact Us

Help us get the word out by contacting us if you know of a Tahoe maker, artist, event, venue, or organization that you would like us to spotlight, or if you have further suggestions of how we can promote the growth of the Lake Tahoe Maker and Artist community.


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