Artisan cooperative opens in Tahoe City
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Eliminating waste, finding beauty in the ordinary and cultivating creativity and community are some values Tahoe City’s newest business holds dear.
An art cooperative founded by long-time North Tahoe residents — Alissa Morganti and Renee Koijane — Salvaged serves as an art studio, artisan gallery and boutique where folks can purchase hand-crafted items and art resurrected from objects and materials discarded or discontinued.
Salvaged is located at 585 West Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City, directly left of the Pet Station and opened its doors this month. The studio space offers Thursday summer art classes on July 18 and 25 for kids aged 3 to 9-years-old. Classes include Preschool Happy Hour for 3 to 5-year-olds, Fairy Art and Magic Art and Pirate AAARRRt for kids aged 4 to 9.
“Tahoe City is an inspiring place deserving of an infusion of more artists in the area,” said Koijane, artist and co-founder of Salvaged. “Our hope — also a lifelong dream — is to help build a sense of community, cultivate the arts and create an appreciation for hand crafted versus mass produced goods.”
Artwork and repurposed items one may stumble upon at Salvaged include textiles such as quilts, totes and aprons, jewelry, paintings, furniture, games, art supplies and gifts for all ages. Salvaged is open six days a week, excluding Tuesdays, this summer. For details about hours, artists and classes click here.
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