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Salvaged infuses holidays with art for adults and children

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Salvaged in Tahoe City will offer crafts, art classes and after hour events.

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Salvaged has announced a roster of classes and gatherings designed to help keep the cold months cozy and vibrant.

Led by artists and cofounders Alissa Morganti and Renee Koijane, Salvaged will offer holiday "after hours" along with classes for both adults and kids.

Holiday "after hours" are designed to give people in the evening time to shop locally for unique items made in small batch production, drink mulled wine, or just enjoy creating a small project, such as a tree ornament, with friends.

The first of Salvaged after hours will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6-8 p.m.

"The atmosphere at Salvaged is so unique to Tahoe and is in part designed as a community gathering spot," said Koijane. "Art isn't fully appreciated unless it's shared, and that's the intention of not only our holiday 'after hours,' but of our classes as well."

Kids classes continue through December with Flat art, working in 2D, on Tuesdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 3-4:15 p.m. On Wednesdays, Salvaged will also offer SMOOS art or "stuff made out of stuff" — a Salvaged take on recycling or upcycling found objects into something reimagined. This class continues on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, 3-4:15 p.m. Both classes are geared for kids aged 6 to 13. Cost for each is $55 for entire three-week session or $20/class drop-in; materials included.

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On Saturday, Dec. 7, in time for the winter solstice, Morganti will host a one-day wreath-making project at Salvaged from 1 to 3 p.m. Parents may join their kids, or drop kids off, to make a holiday wreath using all natural materials. All ages are welcome and cost is $25 per child or parent/child combo with materials included.

Then, for adults, Morganti will also offer an adult open studio night the first Friday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. Salvaged provides the materials, space and inspiration — an opportunity for camaraderie and creativity with each Friday focusing on a different medium. This class is $20/session for individuals, $30 for couples. Participants may bring their own beverages. Space for all classes is limited.

Contact salvagedtahoe@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

Finally, Salvaged is opening the space for those wishing to book a party or other personal gathering at the location. For kids' parties, Salvaged will also provide a craft and festive atmosphere. For adult gatherings, Salvaged offers an affordable change of pace and a cool vibe.

Located at 585 West Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City next to the Pet Station, Salvaged offers artwork and repurposed items including textiles such as quilts, totes and aprons, jewelry, paintings, furniture, art supplies and gifts for all ages.

For more details and to book a class, visit http://www.salvagedtahoe.com or call 530-583-1025.