In 2017, Truckee became only the 14th city to earn the prestigious California Cultural District designation. Distinctive for its small-town vibe and mountain scenery, Truckee offers a creative culture that celebrates a tightly knit community, western history, and independent spirit, with abundant artists, arts venues, and special events.
To show off Truckee’s coveted designation and highlight its numerous and diverse cultural offerings this September and October,
… Continue reading Fall in love with Truckee’s September-October Arts and Culture Events
Big Life Local Wildlife Painter Ali Armstrong grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She began her career as a freelance portrait artist and then later transitioned into an art consultant role with a nonprofit that led to illustration work for Bible-based children’s books.
In 2014 Armstrong started Scarce, to raise money and awareness for animal species in crisis. Her work has been exhibited and auctioned by several of America’s most prominent zoos and at Art Basil Miami.
… Continue reading Big Life Artist – Ali Armstrong
Dance is our passion, our business, our life and it is our goal to inspire others to grow their own passion for the art of dance. We strive to nurture every student and to give them the physical, mental, and emotional tools to uncover their full potential as dancers and artists. Whether through one of our 6 dance companies or through one of our 60+ weekly classes,
… Continue reading Big Life Artist – Truckee Dance Factory
T Sisters Featured in Moonshine Ink’s Ninth Tiny Porch Concert
Traveling across the river and through the woods, the T Sisters ditched grandmother’s house and went straight to Cottonwood Restaurant’s (somewhat larger) tiny porch. With three sisters, two songs, a couple of guitars, a banjo, a stomp board, and a washboard, these sassy and spunky gals can command a town. Singing “The Wind” and “Love Me Today,” the T Sisters performed fluidly across genres and boundaries,
… Continue reading T Sisters: Siblings in Song
Tiny Porch, Big Sounds
Like music? You’ll love Tiny Porch Concerts! The team at the region’s local independent newspaper, Moonshine Ink, swoons over music, so we came up with the idea to snag local or nationally famous bands passing through the area. We invite them to be filmed performing an unplugged-style concert on our porch perched on the bank of the Truckee River at our world headquarters.
… Continue reading Like music? You’ll love Tiny Porch Concerts!
Reflection of Beauty and Richness of the World Around Him
Matthew Osgood’s art reflects the beauty and richness of the world around him from which he draws his inspiration. Osgood seeks to draw out this beauty and evoke feelings. The creative process for him is as much about seeing complexities of color, variations in texture, and depth of field, as it is about experiencing the joy,
… Continue reading Big Life Artist – Matthew Osgood
As director of Arts In Wellness, Susie Alexander is on a mission to connect individuals to their creative spirit by developing Creative groups. Susie has also been a professional artist for thirty years and practices permacultural principles in her lifestyle. These principles have greatly influenced her recent work by offering a visual dimension to environmental ecology.
Susie was born and raised in Europe and moved to the US when she was 16.
… Continue reading Big Life Artist – Arts In Wellness Susie Alexander
Truckee Roundhouse is Truckee-North Tahoe’s makerspace. The Roundhouse is a non-profit makerspace that supports the teaching, learning, and practicing of a wide variety of crafts, skills, technologies, and arts in the Truckee-Tahoe community. They have five shops: Wood, Metal, Ceramics, Technology, and Textiles, with many state-of-the-art tools to help you take your projects to the next level. Come learn at the Roundhouse! Their list of classes keeps growing.
… Continue reading Big Life Artist – Truckee Roundhouse
Filling the Gap to Keep the Arts in Schools
Big Life Artist of the Week – Arts For The Schools is a bi-state 501 (c)3 non-profit that fundamentally believes that access and exposure to the arts is essential for all. Arts For The Schools fills the gaps in visual and performing arts education for more than 10,000 children at K-12 schools AND provides access to artistic excellence for the public.
… Continue reading Big Life Artist – Arts For The Schools
Truckee Community Theater is proud to be the only community theater in Truckee and North Tahoe that presents high-quality plays and musicals starring local actors from young children to senior citizens! We also boast an adult Improv Troupe, a senior actors readers theater group, camps and classes for kids, and a 10 Minute Play Festival in which we present the work of local playwrights.
… Continue reading Big Life Local Artist – Truckee Community Theater