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    Patrick Blide Metal Sculptor
    He specializes in sculptures made from reclaimed metal objects, specifically railroad spikes that he masterfully bends to capture motion and movement ...
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    First Fridays at Riverside Studios
    Toast 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, ...
  • People
    Tahoe Star Tours with Astronomer Poet Tony Berendsen
    Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear dark nights are perfect for star gazing and there’s no better guide than poet-astronomer Tony Berendsen, owner to Tahoe Sta...
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    An Institution: Sierra Ski and Cycle Works
    Meet Gary Bell, owner of Sierra Ski and Cycle Works (SSCW) in South Lake Tahoe.  The big fun in the small shop since 1980.
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    History · Word
    Arborglyphs preserve Branch of History
    You've heard of petroglyphs. How about arborglyphs? And, did you know we live in an area rich in this fascinating art form? Especially on the...
  • Featured · People · Stories
    Birding at Lake Tahoe with TINS
    Spring is a perfect time to learn about birds that migrate to Lake Tahoe for the season - and boy are they noisy this year. Join Kirk Hardie of th...
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    Made in Tahoe
    Handbags with Funk & Fashion by Kahlil
    Local designer comes full circle, reclaiming herself in the process.
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    Contemporary Art by Carole Sesko
    Her artwork is constantly evolving, mirroring her life as it transforms with the next stage of discovery and creative expression.
  • Art · Artists
    Segmented Woodturning Artist: Malcolm Tibbetts
    The shapes defy the expected. Like a magician, he transforms myriad pieces of wood into a puzzling, seamless works of art. How did he do that? M...

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In Lake Tahoe, we are a community with an undeniable connection to our little corner of the universe.

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Lake Tahoe is home-base for world-renowned explorers and athletes. There's a good chance the guy or gal slinging your latté also sends V12 boulder problems.


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"Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs."

Thomas Wolfe

What is “mountain culture”? Lake Tahoe is 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. Meet the local artists, individuals, businesses and events that define our unique mountain culture and embody Tahoe's creative and entrepreneurial spirit.