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Pacific Fine Arts and Festival features artists June 30 through September

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Courtesy photoThe Village at Suqaw Valley hosts the 4th of July Arts andamp; Crafts Fesitval June 30 and July 1. Follow this traveling affair for more than 40 artists at a variety of venues.
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OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. andamp;#8212; The Village at Squaw Valley will celebrate the holiday and upcoming weekends in artistic style. First up is the 4th of July Arts and Crafts Festival. This free event will take place Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and provides the opportunity to meet with more than 50 artists featuring a wide variety of artwork ranging from photography, oil paintings, ceramic vessels, jewelry and much more. Among the featured artists participating in this year’s festival is painter Reif Erickson of Auburn, Calif., who has pursued his art career for the last 20 years. He contributes much of his success to combining his practice of painting in plein air with close observation, refinement of color relationships and technical expertise with the pastel medium to achieve masterful landscapes of California and the Southwest. Reif recently completed winter scenes of Lake Tahoe, and desert scenes from Palm Springs.Stacey Lamothe from Grass Valley, Calif., makes hand-crafted animal jewelry using mostly copper and sterling silver. andamp;#8220;My first pieces started with tiny pin portraits of my dog and that theme has grown to include a dozen dog images, a couple of cats, a few chickens, a horse and a handful of tiny houses,andamp;#8221; said Stacey. andamp;#8220;Many of my designs are amusing, some are just sweet. I hammer, saw, solder, rivet and stamp each piece into a little masterpiece you can wear, or give as a special gift.andamp;#8221;Dirk Yuricich of Stateline, Nev., will showcase a variety of photos that feature the Lake Tahoe area, available in sizes from note cards to large pieces. This self-taught photographer uses a 35 mm single lens reflex camera to capture landscape images, wildlife, abstract, travel, photojournalistic and documentary images. Dirk’s passion is travel, including a collection of beyond-the-average-tourist-view-of-Japan, a large selection of Ecuador and Bali photos, a broad spectrum of European images, and Lake Tahoe/mountain photos. Additional artists include Fred Albrecht of Santa Rosa, Calif. displaying one-size-fits-all bottle stoppers; Chris Efstratis of Sacramento showcasing clay vessels; and Howard Weamer of Lafayette, Calif. with a collection of landscape photography.For information contact the Village at 530-584-6266 or Pacific Fine Arts Festivals at 209-267-4394. Also visit http://www.pacificfinearts.com, http://www.facebook.com/PacificFineArts, and Twitter @PacificFineArts. Pacific Fine Arts FestivalsTahoe/Truckee event calendarKings Beach: Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. The Kings Beach Fine Arts and Crafts on the Shore makes its appearance at Kings Beach State Park at North Lake Tahoe. The event features 40 artists displaying 2-D and sculptural works, fine crafts and jewelry in this scenic setting.Truckee: July 28-29, 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. The Historic Downtown Truckee Arts andamp; Crafts Festival is hosted by the Truckee Downtown Merchant’s Association and features the original work of more than 60 artists and crafters in downtown Truckee’s walkable historic setting, on the closed street of Bridge Street between Donner Pass Road and Church Street. This is the first of three arts and crafts summer events in this location.Truckee: Aug. 11-12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. The Historic Downtown Truckee Arts andamp; Crafts Festival is hosted by the Truckee Downtown Merchant’s Association and features the original work of more than 60 artists and crafters in downtown Truckee’s walkable historic setting, on the closed street of Bridge Street between Donner Pass Road and Church Street. This is the second of three arts and crafts summer events in this location.Tahoe City: Aug. 17-19 and Aug. 24-26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. The Tahoe City Boatworks Mall is a marvelous host for back-to-back August Fine Arts and Crafts Festivals. The event takes place in Tahoe City right off Highway 28 (North Lake Boulevard) on the lawn area beside the indoor mall, adjacent to Tahoe City Marina overlooking the lake. Truckee: Sept. 1-2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. The Historic Downtown Truckee Arts andamp; Crafts Labor Day Festival is the third of three Truckee summer arts and crafts events hosted by the Truckee Downtown Merchant’s Association. The event features the original work of more than 60 artists and crafters in downtown Truckee’s walkable historic setting, on the closed street of Bridge Street between Donner Pass Road and Church Street.


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