3-day festival at Lake Tahoe to feature 50-plus artists | SierraSun.com

3-day festival at Lake Tahoe to feature 50-plus artists

HOMEWOOD, Calif. — Homewood Mountain Resort on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore will celebrate the glorious days of summer this weekend with the Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival.

The free festival takes place Friday through Sunday, Aug. 7-9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, bringing together an exciting group of more than 50 artists showcasing an assortment of collectable arts and crafts in a variety of media, including paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, photography and much more.

Below are quick profiles on just three of this weekend’s featured artists:

Leah Alfano and Sky Emerson

Studio: Truckee

Medium: Color and black and white photography

Art: Photos of nature, wildlife and sports action

Creative Process: Sky Emerson’s passion for the outdoors has led him to a versatile career as a photographer and videographer. When not being charged by bears or hanging from cable cams he can be found with a camera in hand. Sky’s desire to observe and experience nature’s magnificence drives him to shoot thousands of stunning images. Leah has been fascinated by photography for most of her life. Growing up in Northern California, living in sunny Santa Barbara, and finally making her home in the Sierras, she was inspired to pick up a camera.


Nathan Vaughn

Studio: Pollock Pines

Medium: Various wood and metals

Art: Handcrafted furniture made from reclaimed materials

Creative Process: “Over the past eight years, I have been building furniture out of re-claimed lumber and barn wood. I build a variety of tables, wardrobes, dressers, and mirrors,” says Vaughn. “Everything I build is hand-made and created from recycled materials. I salvage lumber from barns, historic mills, old houses, antique fences, and anywhere else I can find the right quality lumber for my furniture. I forge my own hinges, handles, and hardware out of steel straps or wood.”


Arlyne and Richard Julao

Studio: Mariposa

Medium: Fabric

Art: Unique and colorful fabric books, toys, and other baby gifts

Creative Process: Arlyne and Richard create educational, machine washable fabric books, toys, and other unique baby gifts for children to enjoy while learning new skills. “Each design is hand made from original patterns created by us,” says Arlyne. “Learning the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, size, how zippers work, how to tie shoes, are but a few of the many fun filled learning opportunities available through our creations.”

Homewood Mountain Resort is located off highway 89, just 6 miles southwest of Tahoe City.

To learn more about the event, contact Pacific Fine Arts Festivals at 209-276-4394, or visit pacificfinearts.com for more.

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