Truckee Public Arts Commission gears for ‘anti-social’ event of the season |

Truckee Public Arts Commission gears for ‘anti-social’ event of the season

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This watercolor entitled "Sunset at the Cabin" was painted by Truckee artist Eva Stramer Nichols.
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Truckee Summer Snapshots reception this Friday

Tickets for the Black Friday No-Go Gala will also be available at the opening reception of Truckee Summer Snapshots, a community photography exhibit, set for Friday, Oct. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Truckee Community Recreation Center, located at 8924 Donner Pass Road in Truckee.

Tickets are on sale now for the “anti-social” event of the season — the Truckee Public Arts Commission’s No-Go Gala.

Don’t worry about getting dressed up, hiring a babysitter, eating a sterno-warmed rubber chicken or forcing small talk. Instead, buy a ticket for the inaugural Black Friday No-Go Gala. Each ticket, which raises funds for public art and education in Truckee, enters purchasers in a raffle to win cool prizes, and the ticket itself is a beautiful, limited edition piece of art.

“This is a great way to support a really worthwhile cause,” said Troy Corliss, a board member of the Truckee Public Arts Commission. “You get a gorgeous piece of local art as a keepsake and good odds of winning fantastic prizes.”

The ticket for the inaugural event is a signed and numbered print of “Sunset at the Cabin” — a watercolor by local artist Eva Stramer Nichols.

Each ticket sells for a minimum $25 donation. Only 300 tickets will be sold, giving each purchaser excellent odds at winning prizes like Stramer Nichols’ original watercolor in a frame, Coalition Snow skis, a Sugar Bowl Resort mid-week season pass, a Truckee Downtown Merchants Association gift basket, one of two 15”x15” photos from Carmel Gallery and more.

“I’m honored to be the first artist for this event,” Nichols said. “Having my watercolor featured on the ticket is both exciting and humbling.”

To date, the Truckee Public Arts Commission has held tri-annual art shows at the Truckee Community Recreation Center and installed five art bike racks in Truckee.

Tickets can be purchased through Nov. 25 (Black Friday) at the Truckee Donner Community Recreation Center, Gallery 5830’, Backstreet Framers and online at

This article was provided by the Truckee Public Arts Commission. For more information, visit or follow TPAC on Facebook and Instagram.