Art & Creativity

Like music? You’ll love Tiny Porch Concerts!

Like music? You’ll love Tiny Porch Concerts!

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.

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Big Life Artist – Matthew Osgood

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Big Life Artist – Matthew Osgood

Matthew Osgood Art

Reflection of Beauty and Richness of the World Around Him

Matthew Osgood Big Life Artist

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,

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Big Life Artist – Arts In Wellness Susie Alexander

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Big Life Artist – Arts In Wellness Susie Alexander

Arts in Wellness Susie Alexander

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.

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Big Life Artist – Truckee Roundhouse

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Big Life Artist – Truckee Roundhouse

Truckee Roundhouse Makerspaace

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.

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Big Life Artist – Arts For The Schools

Big Life Artist – Arts For The Schools

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.

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Big Life Local Artist – Truckee Community Theater

Big Life Local Artist – Truckee Community Theater

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.

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Big Life Local Artist Elizabeth Archer – InnerRhythms

Big Life Local Artist Elizabeth Archer – InnerRhythms

Using the Power of Dance

Elizabeth Archer began her adventure with dance at the age of twelve under the Artistic Direction of Dorothy Percival, Founder/Director, of Ballet San Joaquin, in Stockton, CA. She received excellent technical training from Dorothy in Classical Ballet and Jazz. This training afforded her opportunities to study under masters including Robert Joffrey, David Howard, and Maria Tallchief. Elizabeth has also been fortunate to study with Jillana,

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Big Life Local Artist Marie Strassberger

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Big Life Local Artist Marie Strassberger

Marie Strassberg Truckee Artist

“Reflections of Nature” Custom Landscape Quilting

Local quilter, Marie Strassburger, brings her lifelong love of nature to her art in creating one-of-a-kind landscape quilts.  Recently retired from a 30-year career as a professional wildlife biologist, she is thrilled to call Truckee home and is delighted to utilize her quilt artistry to reflect the wonders of our natural world.

Marie has been recreating in the Tahoe Basin since a very young age. 

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Big Life Local Artist Greg Zirbel

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Big Life Local Artist Greg Zirbel

Truckee Big Life Local Artist Greg Zirbel

Birdhouses Replicating Historical Landmarks

Take an artist with creative juices coming out his ears, mix in some Truckee history, some birds and salvaged historical lumber and you come out with unique American folk art.  Artist Greg Zirbel creates fully functional birdhouses which are replicas of our historical landmarks.

Greg started crafting birdhouses after he injured his back and decided to design and build birdhouses using reclaimed lumber resembling historical landmarks.

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2018 – 2019 Official Truckee Visitors Guide

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2018 – 2019 Official Truckee Visitors Guide

Truckee Visitors Guide Summer Fall 2018

Explore everything that Truckee has to offer with the 2018 – 2019 Official Truckee Visitors Guide! Learn about Truckee’s annual fun events. See our list of many fun hiking and biking trails. Read our guide to local craft beer plus where to dine! Discover why the stars shine brighter in Truckee. Check out the 20-mile Museum, Donner Memorial Bridge, and richen your historic knowledge along the scenic and breathtaking Old California Highway 40.

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