Art & Creativity

The Ben Morrison Band – Moonshine Ink’s 11th Tiny Porch Concert

The Ben Morrison Band – Moonshine Ink’s 11th Tiny Porch Concert

Sound check has never been quite so fun on a Tiny Porch set before. Perhaps it was the band’s care-free demeanor and quippy banter, or maybe their 2 to 3 minute intro making up names for what the band should be called: Ben Morrison and the Somebodies, Ben Morrison and the Full Bladder Boys, Ben Morrison and the Motorboat Boys, etc. Because in reality, as with every new project,

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Bridging Communities: Mountain Forge and CATT Community Project Complete Platform at Children’s Railway

Bridging Communities: Mountain Forge and CATT Community Project Complete Platform at Children’s Railway

Members of Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe Community Project (CATTCP), Mountain Forge, Inc. employees, the Truckee Donner Railroad Society, and the Truckee Donner Historical Society along with a team of community volunteers and donors completed a new rail platform this summer at the Truckee River Regional Park.

The project, dubbed “Bridging Communities,” started in late 2016,

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The Wailers on the Rooftop, Moonshine Ink’s 10th Tiny Porch Concert

The Wailers on the Rooftop, Moonshine Ink’s 10th Tiny Porch Concert

The legendary Wailers, to Moonshine Ink’s surprise and delight, recently blessed their Tiny Porch project with an acoustic set. In a special recording session held on the Crystal Bay Casino’s parking garage roof — a venue not used before as far as they know (thank you, Bill Wood!) — the ‘songs of freedom,’ the band’s smiling faces, and the wave of peaceful vibes radiated the messages that Bob Marley carried the world over,

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Fall Into Art: Celebrating Truckee Cultural District September – October

Fall Into Art: Celebrating Truckee Cultural District September – October

Our Truckee Cultural District Artist of the Week at the final Truckee Thursdays this season is a collaboration of many genres of artists coming together for a celebration of all things art in Truckee. To show off Truckee’s coveted California Cultural District designation and highlight its numerous and diverse cultural offerings this September and October, Visit Truckee created Fall Into Art, a fall festival bringing all offerings into one season-long celebration. 

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Big Life Artist – Mark Larson

Big Life Artist – Mark Larson

Mark Larson, also known as Jusmark, owner of Truth Tattoo in downtown Truckee, is a life-long experimental artist. As a tattoo artist, his clients describe him as “An artist, visionary and extraordinary communicator.” Mark has been painting for more than forty years. Moving a lot as a child, he lived all over the country, so art was his constant friend in a new place.

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The Arts Mean Business: Arts & Economic Prosperity in Nevada County

The Arts Mean Business: Arts & Economic Prosperity in Nevada County

The Arts mean business. National nonprofit arts organization Americans for the Arts recently released Arts & Economic Prosperity 5: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts & Cultural Organizations & Their Audiences.  The Nevada County Arts Council spent a year surveying the creative industries in Nevada County to contribute to this report. You can read their findings about the impact of arts and the business community here: 

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Big Life Artist – Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk

Big Life Artist – Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk

Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk saw her first potter at work during a grade school field trip and desperately wanted to
try it. Though she was unable to convince him to let her try it that day, she promised herself that she would someday find a way to do it, and she did. Barbara’s love affair with clay really began in college and no doubt will continue for the rest of her life.

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150 Year Truckee-Donner Transcontinental Railroad Anniversary

150 Year Truckee-Donner Transcontinental Railroad Anniversary

150 years ago, on May 10, 1869 the Transcontinental Railroad was completed, forever changing the landscape of the Truckee-Donner Summit area. This sesquicentennial of the Transcontinental Railroad marks the spanning of the continent with rails and a revolution to this area and the country. The railroad brought both freight and travelers to Truckee, helped create our local lumber and ice industries, and brought writers and artists to capture the beauty of the area.

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Steampunk Clothing Indi-Designer Judi Morales

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Steampunk Clothing Indi-Designer Judi Morales

Truckee Art and Culture Judi Morales

Judi Morales is an artist, burner, steampunk indi-designer, and an instructor of upcycled sewing and encaustic painting. She volunteers at non-profits such as the Truckee Roundhouse, Friends of Black Rock High Rock, Crews with Obtainium Works, and the Steampunk makers of the Neverwas Haul art car – a three-story Victorian house on wheels.

In a process artistic called steampunk clothing indie-design, Judi repurposes obtainium (materials obtained that are not new),

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KidZone Museum Inspires Learning Through Creative Play and Discovery

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KidZone Museum Inspires Learning Through Creative Play and Discovery

Truckee KidZone Children's Museum

KidZone Museum inspires learning through creative play and discovery. As a non-profit and Truckee-Tahoe’s only children’s museum, KidZone Museum strives to create a welcoming space where all families can play, discover and connect.

They offer a custom-designed, interactive Exhibit where children can immerse themselves in imaginary play; a jungle-themed science room with hands-on items for learning, seasonal insects and our Wentzscope – a special microscope specifically designed for little ones to use;

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