Art & Creativity

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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Local Artists Team Up to Introduce Forest ⇌ Fire Interpretive Exhibition

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Local Artists Team Up to Introduce Forest ⇌ Fire Interpretive Exhibition

Michael Llewellyn Forest Fire

Local Artists Sara Smith and Michael Llewellyn will team up at this July 18th Truckee Thursdays street fair in Historic Downtown Truckee to introduce FOREST⇌FIRE, an interpretive exhibition opening at the Truckee Recreation Center in October 2020.

As one of 18 California artists to be featured in the exhibition, Sara will be creating Forest Home,

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Michelle Erskine Fine Art and Architecture Photography

Michelle Erskine Fine Art and Architecture Photography

Erskine Photography specializes in fine art landscapes and architecture photography that captures artistic and expressive compositions that reflect emotion, tranquility and a unique moment in time. Erskine Photography approaches each photo shoot with research and strategic planning.  They can often be found snowmobiling into the backcountry, hiking up to that next amazing viewpoint, or setting up a series of lights and modifiers to achieve their goal.

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

CATT Community Project and Mountain Forge 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 are planning a dedication for the rail platform, recently completed at the Truckee River Regional Park. The team will celebrate their success and recognize the many volunteers and donors who made the steel platform at the Children’s Railway a reality.

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Fall in love with Truckee’s September-October Arts and Culture Events

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Fall in love with Truckee’s September-October Arts and Culture Events

Fall into Art Truckee September - October

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,

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Big Life Artist – Ali Armstrong

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Big Life Artist – Ali Armstrong

Ali Armstrong Wildlife Artist Truckee

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.

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Big Life Artist – Truckee Dance Factory

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Big Life Artist – Truckee Dance Factory

Truckee Dance Factory

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,

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T Sisters: Siblings in Song

T Sisters: Siblings in Song

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,

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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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