Truckee/Tahoe ARTour kicks off July 6

The art scene is on the rise in Truckee. On Friday, July 6, attend the ARTour Gala Opening Reception at North Tahoe Art Center, 380 North Tahoe Blvd., Tahoe City. It is from 5-7 p.m.

Come meet ARTour artists, who are from Truckee to North Lake Tahoe and points in between, and preview their best work for the 19th annual open studio tour. Some photos of their artwork are here.

Friday’s reception includes music by Darin Talbot and food by Hacienda Incline. ARTour catalogs available at the North Tahoe Arts Center. Free Admission.

ARTour 2012 is July 12-15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Talented local artists open their studios to the public each year in the North Tahoe-Truckee region for two weekends of celebrating the visual arts.

ARTour is a self-directed studio tour offering numerous opportunities to meet artists in their work environment, to learn about a variety of art mediums, and to buy directly from the artists.

A variety of art mediums are featured. This has included watercolor, pastels, oil painting, acrylics, glass, jewelry, pastels, mixed media, and photography.

Many of the artists are well established and nationally known with work in major galleries throughout the United States. Others are promising emerging artists. All are juried to participate in ARTour.

(Artwork below: A reclaimed Chestnut Cabinet by Tom Beebe. A slideshow of Tom’s work is here.
A painting by Eva Stramer-Nichols).

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