Holiday ornament to benefit public art within roundabout |

Holiday ornament to benefit public art within roundabout

This pewter decoration is on sale at the Potlatch.
Courtesy Heather Sharp |

Those seeking new ideas for stocking stuffers that make you feel good may want to consider the purchase of the brand new International Gateway to Lake Tahoe tree ornament.

A portion of the sale of each pewter decoration will support more public art and landscaping for the traffic roundabout at the intersection of highways 28 and 431 in Incline Village.

“With the holiday shopping frenzy in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities to donate to good causes,” said Incline artist June Towill Brown, who contributed her time to sculpt the bronze animals permanently on display within the roundabout. “For those who like to support public art, this is a great way to chip in to support our continued efforts to maintain and enhance our International Gateway.”

Brown created the concept for the fundraiser and artwork for the pewter ornament which is a bass-relief scene of the bear that is the centerpiece of the public art.

These tree decorations are on sale at the Potlatch, located at 930 Tahoe Blvd. in the Raley’s Center in Incline Village. Call 775-833-2485.

“We are fortunate that the Potlatch owners, Lisa and Aaron Nelson, offered to display and sell the ornaments and donate a portion of the proceeds back to our community,” said Brown.

Future public art plans for the roundabout include a life-sized golden eagle, Brown said, complete with a six foot wing-span.

Donations to the Incline Village Roundabout Public Art Project Fund are tax-deductible, and can be made through the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.

For information, contact Parasol’s Donor Services Manager, Megan Weiss, at 775-298-0188.

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