Best Arts & Culture – Best Of North Lake Tahoe and Truckee 2017 |

Best Arts & Culture – Best Of North Lake Tahoe and Truckee 2017

This Image provided by Nevada Museum of Art shows a piece by Thomas Hill, Sugar Loaf Peak, El Dorado County, 1865 that is part of a new exhibit "Tahoe: A Visual History" at the Nevada Museum of Art, in Reno, Nev. For the first time, all 15,000-square feet of the museum's gallery space is devoted to a single theme with 400 objects by 175 painters, photographers, architects, basket weavers and sculptors.

Best Art Gallery

First Place: Riverside Studios

Runner Up: Gallery Keoki

Honorable Mention:

Bolam Gallery

Trunk Show


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Best Community Event or Festival

First Place: Truckee Thursdays

Runner Up: Hops For Huskies

Honorable Mention:

Music in the Park Truckee

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival


Best Live Music Venue

First Place: Crystal Bay Club Crown Room

Runner Up: “Salty Gebhardt” Amphitheater

Honorable Mention:

Squaw Valley

Commons Beach


Best Local Artist

First Place: Lorien Powers

Runner Up: Aaron Oropeza

Honorable Mention:

Alanna Hughes

Ike & Martin


Best Local Band or Musician

First Place: Dead Winter Carpenters

Runner Up: Sneaky Creatures

Honorable Mention:

Drop Theory

Arron Orpeza


Best Photographer

First Place: Whitby Bierwolf

Runner Up: Court Leve

Honorable Mention:

Michelle Erskine

Ryan Salm