North Tahoe Arts

A nonprofit organization

$5,256 raised by 21 donors

88% complete

$6,000 Goal

Who are We? In Tahoe City since 1990

North Tahoe Arts' mission is to provide diverse, immersive art experiences for all. We provide a robust mix of visual arts programs that engage local residents, second home-owners and visitors. Our two artisan shops, monthly exhibits, art camps, workshops and events provide a source of income for local artists and art teachers. As the only comprehensive visual arts non-profit in North Tahoe, NTA fills a cultural gap in our outdoor-oriented community.

Community Impact

Our two galleries enjoy over 15,000 visitors each year. While many of these are tourists, NTA has a loyal following of regional, part-time and permanent residents who appreciate high quality, handmade art at reasonable prices. Between both galleries, about 35 local artists  display and sell their work. We also host 25 - 30 guest artists each  year.

In May, 2023 we hosted a free community art exhibit and reception featuring the winners of the local Office Boss’s annual Amateur Participate contest for emerging artists.

InOpen in Kings Beach since July 2022 the summer of 2023 our Kids Art Camp served 137 children in six sessions during July/August. Each session was fully booked with a waiting list. Ten children were scholarship recipients, which extended the benefit of this key program to those who would not otherwise have had the opportunity.

Our annual Holly Arts show and sale will take place in November/December. This juried event opens up our two galleries for around 25 additional local artists. 

How your donation helps

NTA seeks to provide high quality art experiences at reasonable cost. We operate with minimal staff and enjoy significant support from volunteers. Our administrative costs and overhead are just 4%, which indicates we operate very efficiently.

Your donation helps us:

  • Offer scholarships to our Kids Art Camps. 
  • Deliver six free Family Art Saturday programs each year
  • Participate in local events such as Snow Fest and Oktoberfest
  • Host free community exhibits in our galleries
  • Many other community projects and events

Every dollar is precious and we appreciate your support.

About Us

In 1986, seven artists living in North Tahoe got together to meet, network and to sell their art. By 1990 almost 100 people were involved, with a vision to promote the arts in North Tahoe. Under the leadership of Madeline Bohanon, they incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit called The Sierra Artist Network (SAN) and moved into the historic Community Center building next to Commons Beach in the heart of Tahoe City. This gave them the space to engage more people through exhibits, an artisan shop and informal artist gatherings. 

In 2003 the organization was renamed North Tahoe Arts (NTA) and their outreach continued. Programs were added to increase the depth and breadth of NTA’s contribution to art in North Tahoe including Kids Art Camp, the North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open and many others. The spirit and passion of those seven founding members continues today as NTA continues to be a dynamic artistic hub in North Tahoe. 

Organization Data


Organization name

North Tahoe Arts

Tax id (EIN)



Arts & Culture Children & Family Community


PO BOX 6354



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