Art imitates life

Art imitates Life Tahoe U Blog Summer Weekend Guide

Living in such a beautiful place means lots of creative inspiration. So much so that last year Truckee was named an official Cultural District by the California Arts Council. The entire Tahoe Basin is full of talented artists that enrich and reflect the natural surroundings. This weekend we hope you takes some time to enjoy the creative side of things with our Summer Weekend Guide recommendations.


Outfit inspiration at Tahoe University

First things first, we've pulled an outfit that is chic and comfortable for perusing a gallery, are getting into the paint yourself (apron advised). The simple cream look is great for a pop of color like the green stripe in the Sam & Lavi pants, or even some wearable art you may pick up out and about with a bright earring or necklace.

Outfit inspiration what to wear to an art class or gallery Tahoe University blog

1. Salt Sand Surf tee by Golden Daze  2. Jara suede heels by Splendid 3. Striped Angelica pants by Sam & Lavi 4. Oliver tote by Hammitt LA

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Once you look like a piece of art, it's time to get exploring.

1. Tahoe City Art By The Lake

Tahoe City Art By The Lake

All weekend long, the The Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City will be hosting over 45 local artistans and craftspeople showcasing their works. You'll be able to meet, view and purchase a variety of goods from oil painting to jewelry and more. Plus the setting is a sight to be seen itself. (Image via Tahoe City Downtown Association)


2. Nevada Museum of Art

The Nevada Museum of Art

The award-winning Nevada Museum of Art is home to a variety of exhibits and collections. The breathtaking venue is a must-see in and of itself. This Sunday you can enjoy brunch and live music while you explore. (Image via Moonshine Ink)


3. Lake Tahoe Paint & Sip

Lake Tahoe Paint and Sip

We can't blame you if you're starting to feel inspired yourself. But for those of us that need a little liquid encouragement to get our creative juices flowing, Lake Tahoe Paint & Sip has you covered. The guiding painting sessions include your beverage of choice. Perfect for a group outing. (Image via Plan My Getaway)


4. Animal Portraits in Acrylic at Atelier

Animal Portrait in Acrylic at Atelier

For the more motivated emerging artist, Atelier is offering one of their classes this weekend. There's no better muse than our four-legged friends, so the Animal Portrait in Acrylic is sure to be a fun one. Led by local artist, Emily Reid, on Saturday afternoon. (Image via Atelier)


5. Art Truckee

Art Truckee

Just down the street from Atelier is Art Truckee. This historic upstairs gallery is home to fine art photography and hand blown glass. Beer and wine is served, and there is often music being performed on the Charlie Chaplin stage, including an open mic nights every third Friday. (Image via Moonshine Ink)


6. Gallery Keoki

Gallery Keoki in Squaw

If you find yourself in Squaw Village, be sure to pop into Gallery Keoki. Keoki Flagg is a world-renowned fine art and extreme sports photographer that has an eye for capturing this area. The gallery is an inviting and inspiring place to view Tahoe through Keoki's lens. (Image Via Gallery Keoki)


And when you come by our own shop, you'll find we have curated art by many talented local artists like Abe Blair and Sarah Smith hanging on our walls. As part of Tahoe U Interiors, we can help you select a piece that would be the perfect addition to your home. Stop by our shop to get dressed AND inspired. 

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