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The Sierra Artists Network was established in North Tahoe in 1985 as a means for local artists to meet, network and gather together to sell their art. The original group consisted of 7 members including founder Madeline Bohanon. The organization has since evolved into North Tahoe Arts, becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1990. Our mission is to increase community exposure and access to the arts in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. We invite the public to view and participate in the arts through exhibits, workshops, camps, and special events that take place at our Tahoe City Artisan shop and (soon to be) new King's Beach Art Center opening June 17, 2022.

NTA is supported by a network of volunteers who run our programs and artisan shops and the generous support of our members and donors. You can support NTA through membership or donations at anytime. Donations and membership fees directly support all of North Tahoe Arts' programs and general operating expenses.

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In 2019 NTA served over 18,258 people through our eight visual art programs. This total number served includes 270 children through our youth art programs and more than 220 local and regional artists through professional development, mentoring, art sales, artist networking and teaching opportunities.

From 2020-2021 NTA survived a challenging year as the world changed vastly. Our generous network of artists ran programs entirely on a volunteer basis.

In 2022 NTA opened our second location-- the North Tahoe Art Center-- in Kings Beach on June 17. 

Board & Staff

NTA Statement of Inclusion

Our mission is to support the visual arts in our region through a variety of programs at our Tahoe City and Kings Beach locations, as well as out in the community. Considered a cultural asset, we serve and engage artists, community members of all ages and backgrounds, and visitors alike. North Tahoe Arts is committed to respecting, supporting and providing equal opportunity and inclusion for our guests, artists and the North Tahoe community regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, age, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, language, national origin, ancestry, intellectual development, physical ability, or socio-economic status. Additionally, we work to reflect these values of inclusion through our policies, programs, attitudes and actions.

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