The Arts mean business. National nonprofit arts organization Americans for the Arts recently released Arts & Economic Prosperity 5: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts & Cultural Organizations & Their Audiences. The Nevada County Arts Council spent a year surveying the creative industries in Nevada County to contribute to this report. You can read their findings about the impact of arts and the business community here:
Judi Morales is an artist, burner, steampunk indi-designer, and an instructor of upcycled sewing and encaustic painting. She volunteers at non-profits such as the Truckee Roundhouse, Friends of Black Rock High Rock, Crews with Obtainium Works, and the Steampunk makers of the Neverwas Haul art car – a three-story Victorian house on wheels.
In a process artistic called steampunk clothing indie-design, Judi repurposes obtainium (materials obtained that are not new),
Ensuring our surrounding water resources are protected, enhanced, and restored is good for the environment, promotes healthy living, improves quality of life, and enhances our local economy. Good Morning Truckee featured projects that will be accomplishing all of those goals.
Wide, open, and highly welcoming, the Martis Wildlife Area is one of the most popular spots in the Truckee/Tahoe basin. It’s also one of the most environmentally significant parts of the watershed.
Inspired by natural beauty and mountain scenery, Truckee is home to a creative culture that is unique in community spirit, inclusivity, and individual creativity. Truckee earned the prestigious honor of being recognized and designated by the California Arts Council as one of 14 California Cultural Districts. This designation follows California’s recognition of arts as a lever for societal change, and particularly creative placemaking as a tool for community development. … Continue reading Good Morning Truckee: Truckee Cultural District
Integrating Arts of Performance, Music, Poetry, Dance in Natural Environments
Collaborative strategies are integral to the work of Truckee artist Nancy Tieken Lopez, and are essential to her large-scale Art Hikes in the Sierra Nevada. Her site-specific Art Hikes are a unique experience in natural environments integrating the arts and incorporating performance, music, poetry, dance and earthworks.
Nancy received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southwest Texas State University and Masters of Fine Arts from San Jose State University.
Award-Winning Watercolorist & Mixed-Media Artist
Eva S. Nichols is an award-winning watercolorist & mixed-media artist best described as an “impressionist colorist” inspired by nature. She strives to convey a mood and a feeling with her color choices, not necessarily to match exactly what she sees, but colored by what she feels. You can always recognize her use of bold colors and unique compositions.
Since the mid-1800s, Truckee has been known for its scenic beauty and mountain culture – attracting industrious, hardy, (sometimes ornery…) yet always fun and adventurous souls with a passion for the outdoors. Our creative culture is the backbone that keeps Truckee an authentic mountain town. View the Truckee Cultural District Brochure to learn more and see the district map. Learn more at www.truckeeculturaldistrict.com.