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Follow signs for ‘DETOURS’ public art in Kings Beach

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You might get bitten by the art bug at DETOURS public walking tour in Kings Beach.
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The public is invited to “DETOURS” Kings Beach 2014, an outdoor art exhibition on display throughout Kings Beach through Sept. 30.

The exhibition will feature 11 site-specific public art pieces and will introduce Tahoe Public Art, which is kicking off a fund raising effort to enhance North Lake Tahoe with permanent and temporary public art.

The DETOURS exhibition includes artists from the North Lake Tahoe/Truckee area, and two artists coming from Southern California. The site-specific art pieces will celebrate Lake Tahoe, with each piece telling a story that interprets the site on which it is located. Visitors will leave their cars to embark upon a free, family-friendly “art treasure hunt” with the help of free walking maps available 24/7 on http://www.northtahoearts.com, http://www.northtahoebusiness.org, and the DETOURS facebook page.

Maps will also be available at the North Lake Tahoe Visitors’ Centers in Tahoe City and Kings Beach and near each art installation.

“As an artist working in site-specific installation for the last 15 years, I am excited to share this genre of art with the public,” said Detour’s organizer and artist Jane Jenny. “The Detours exhibition is a healthy activity for all ages … a self-guided walking tour of extraordinary artwork.”

DETOURS Kings Beach 2014 is sponsored by the Jenny Family, Meyer Construction, the Miller Family, Mountain Forge, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, NSM Construction, Plumas Bank, The Prieston Family, Tahoe City Dental Group, Tahoe Tech Group, Trudy & Rolf Lesem, and Village Interiors of Incline Village.

Tahoe Public Art is a collaborative effort of North Tahoe Arts (NTA) and North Tahoe Business Association (NTBA), working with the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) with support from the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association (NLTRA). For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit http://www.TahoePublicArt.org.

North Tahoe Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the arts in the Truckee-Tahoe region through exposure, education, and participation. NTA seeks to enrich the lives of residents and visitors alike by providing quality visual art programs and classes and hosting exhibits that showcase local talent. For more information visit http://www.NorthTahoeArts.com.


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