August 20, 2022 to August 22, 2022 12:00 am
Set on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, the 12th annual Tahoe City Art by the Lake gives visitors a special opportunity to meet with 30 artisans showcasing a wide variety of arts and crafts including photography, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, wearables and more. Providing a unique venue for patrons to view original handmade creations while enjoying the outdoors, the fair takes place Friday – Sunday, August 19-21 from 10:00am to 5:00pm each day.
Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City plays host to this event which spreads across the open grassy area overlooking stunning Lake Tahoe between the mall and the Tahoe City Marina at 760 N. Lake Boulevard right off Highway 28. New to this year’s event will be Mirada Tacos & Tequila selling light bites and Margarita tasting for art show patrons to enjoy. Acoustic guitarist Robbie Gade will be also playing playing from 11:30am – 4pm each day.
Some of this year’s talented artists include:
Casey and Deborah Bridges’ garden sculptures have been inspired by the deities of the East and ancient sculptures from temple carvings. While the inspiration comes from antiquity, each design is an original sculpture created by this mother and son team. “My garden sculptures are a fragmentation of sacred imagery of various cultures – Buddhas, angels, Greek and Roman gods – and I express these archetypal symbols in a state of transition and disintegration because they represent impermanence, the passing of time, and myth-making, all pointing to the great mystery,” said Casey.
Raised in the Pacific Northwest by a thriving art community, Carly Brock’s path to landscape painting came about quite naturally. After an inspiring upbringing observing her father’s career and then completing college, she spent five years in Los Angeles’ South Bay teaching art lessons through several non-profit organizations and developing her portfolio as a working artist. Carly has since moved to the Lake Tahoe Basin to pursue painting full-time. Her work touches on the nostalgic belonging attached to locations throughout our lives, using the language of color and light to explore the communication between sky, land, and water.
John Grisbach specializes in landscape, wildlife, commercial and fine art photography. His subject matter consists of coastal regions, mountains, streams, rivers and lakes – all of which are printed on metal using a dye sublimation process to yield a 100-year archival quality to the vibrancy of the prints. John uses processes such as focus stacking, exposure and time blending to provide exquisite details to the photographs such that viewers feel they are looking out their windows and just walk into the scene.
While learning to craft high quality boat canvas, the abundance of left over marine canvas inspired many side projects for Jessica Luca Stevens, including the original prototypes for the current generation of her reclaimed sail + marine canvas bags. Her mixed media landscape wall art pieces are inspired by many hours spent waking up next to alpine lakes, oceans, and rivers all across the United States. These large scale industrial sewn landscapes are made from a mix of reclaimed sails, both new and recycled marine canvas, and UV resistant India ink.
Tahoe City Art by the Lake is presented by Boatworks Mall. For more information about the event, contact Pacific Fine Arts Festivals at (209) 267-4394 or visit https://www.pacificfinearts.com/. You can also see more information on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.