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Festival of Winter Lights
South Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex
Saturday and Sunday, December 9th and 10th

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Festival of Winter Lights

      Lights, Vendors, Art! The City of South Lake Tahoe presents the 2nd annual Festival of Winter Lights on Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10 from 4 to 8 pm at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Complex. Walk the Trail of Lights, take a Borges Winter Carriage Ride, take a photo with the Christmas Fire Engine, visit Santa's House and the History Museum, and kids can participate in art activities at the Tahoe Art Leaague.

For full schedule and updates go to:

Tahoe Art Trail
South Lake Tahoe

     Explore the Tahoe Art Trail to find local art at venues and businesses on the South Shore. Thank you for your support of local artists and businesses.

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Fall Art Exhibits
Jason Adkins
Ken Bodner
Lake Tahoe Community College
LTCC Haldan Gallery and Foyer Gallery
1 College Dr, South Lake Tahoe, CA
October 6 - December 9, 2022
Receptions and Artist Talks
October 6th, 5:30 and 6:30 pm

painting by Jason Adkins

(l-r) Jason Adkins - Ken Bodner

     Fall is a great time to enjoy the fine arts at Lake Tahoe Community College! Join us on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 5pm-7pm as we welcome two new artists and exhibits to campus. In the Haldan Gallery located in the library building is Jason Adkins' "Figmentor" exhibit, with large, colorful, and distinctive oil paintings depicting fantastical images. Jason will host a free talk about his work and inspirations at 5:30pm on Oct. 6.

     In the Foyer Gallery located in the Fine Arts building just outside the Duke Theatre will be Ken Bodner's "Earth, Air, Water, Sun: Elemental Sierra" exhibit of fine art photography. Ken lives in South Lake Tahoe, and has taken numerous courses at LTCC in digital, darkroom, color and landscape photography. His artist talk takes place at 6:30pm on Oct. 6.

     Light refreshments will be served, and the public and entire LTCC community are welcome!

More information about these exhibits and events can be found at

Tahoe Art League Fall Show
Tahoe Art League Gallery
3065 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Now Showing
Gallery Hours: Thu-Sun 11 am to 4 pm

image of artwork by Loretta Bookhammer, Rebecca Davis, Claudia Elkin

     Featured in the Tahoe Art League Fall Show are member artists:

  • Daniel Albanese
  • Les Allert
  • Marlena Asprey
  • Loretta Bookhammer
  • Rebecca Davis
  • Claudia Elkin
  • Diane Fannan
  • Bonnie Hillesheim
  • Barbara Lewicki
  • Nina Major
  • Juliet Mevi
  • Jill Miller-Allert
  • Kara Mosteller
  • Janette Reed-Lawson
  • Eva Salyer
  • LoRita Ungar
  • Kim Van Antwerp

     Media included in the show are:

  • jewelry
  • oils
  • photography
  • fabric art
  • acrylic
  • collage
  • mosaic
  • watercolor
  • spray enamel
  • mixed media

     Stop in and join the Tahoe art community by meeting the artist docent of the day and consider becoming a member. Membership and sales from the exhibit benefit the community through the Tahoe Art League's programs, including scholarships for local high school and college students, workshops, kids art classes, mural projects, community events, and the annual Artist Studio Tour.

More information about these exhibits and events can be found at

Fiber Art Fridays
South Lake Tahoe Library
1000 Rufus Allen Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA
1pm to 3pm - Nov 18 and Dec 2, 9, 16, 30

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     Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, embroidery, hand sewing, or other fiber arts? Then join our fiber arts group! Share projects, ideas, and stories with others (no formal teachers on hand). Bring your current project or start a new one. Come and leave as needed, all skill levels welcome.

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The Art of Cherie Pinsky
Keynote Records and Books
2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Daily 11 am to 5 pm
with Make Tahoe Records Pop-Up
Friday and Saturday, November 25th and 26th

Painting by Cherie Pinsky

Cherie Pinsky - Virginia City School House

     Enjoy the Art of Cherie Pinsky on display at Keynote Records and Books. One of Pinsky’s favorite subjects is historic Bodie, CA. Now a ghost town and historic park, Pinsky brings us back in time as visitors to this once boomtown, walking among the wooden structures and stepping inside to explore the trappings of late 1800’s everyday life. Pinsky’s linoleum prints evoke the Arts and Crafts movement from the turn of the century and include images of some of South Lake Tahoe’s older cabins. Her more playful scenes will take you skiing and meeting friends at the top of Heavenly.

     Keynote Used Records and Books has been a South Shore staple for over 30 years, bringing you an extensive collection of books and music, including popular favorites, collectibles, and rarities. Known for its wide selection of 78's, Keynote is the perfect backdrop for Pinsky's art, providing in-store play of original 78 rpms on an antique hand-cranked turntable.

See more of Cherie Pinsky's work at

Scott Forrest Live Painting
Make Tahoe Records Pop-Up
Various Dates Through 2022
Scott Forrest Fine Art Studio
2572 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Scott Forrest live painting

     Sound meets vision! Come to Scott Forrest Fine Art Studio, meet Abstract Expressionist Scott Forrest, see live painting, hear new music releases, and shop new vinyl.

     See Artist Scott Forrest bring the abstract to life as he paints live in the studio. View the work of Artists Scott Forrest, Rasjad Hopkins, Yvonne McGrath, and Kenneth Whitney in the main gallery. Browse Make Tahoe Records pop-up exhibit of "Freshly Groomed Vinyl".

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See more of Scott Forrest's work at Additional gallery viewing available by appointment.

Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip
900 Ski Run Blvd. #104, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Various Dates

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example shown: Heavenly Day - Instructor Craig

     Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip offers adult paint and sip fun during the evening sessions, featuring many of your favorite local artists as guides. Choose your evening to paint an iconic Tahoe themed image or another fun scene. You can book an open spot or set up a private party. Kids are welcome during afternoon open paint sessions and now added "The Amazing Animals of Lake Tahoe" sessions with Instructor Craig. All art supplies provided. Check the calendar for the current schedule and book early.

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Reno Tahoe International Art Show 2023
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
September 14-17, 2023

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     The RTIA Show will be anchored in Reno-Sparks Convention Center's Hall 3, a 60,000 sq ft space located directly behind the main entry and Registration Lobby (preliminary floor plan will be released in the coming weeks). The show will again occupy the Registration Lobby, but this time for new special features rather than the Heart of Reno presentation. A colored carpet will direct attendees from the main entrance, through the Registration Lobby and into Hall 3, where it will continue to direct traffic through the show. The RTIA Show will still be made up of three components, the Galleries & Features, Sculpture Walk and Heart of Reno, which will now include Foundations, showcasing artists originally from Reno Tahoe who are now living and working elsewhere. Additional space will also be provided for selected independent artists seeking to join the fair from around the nation and the world. Taking place September 14-17, 2023, the new RTIA Show dates reflect the decision to secure the best available space at the center, avoid a direct clash with NYC's Armory Art Fair, and build a much grander "After Burn" 2023 sculpture market. Thank you for being a part of the RTIA Show story!

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For more information about the RTIA Show go to:

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