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Historic Downtown Truckee Arts and Crafts Festival

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2012
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: Downtown Truckee

Among the artists showcasing their wares at this year’s show is Jessica Hall of Truckee who makes unique, handcrafted jewelry incorporating silver, gold, enamel, and gemstones. Her line of jewelry includes rings bracelets, earrings and necklaces. “My styles and inspiration are fueled by nature, past travels, and whatever I may dream up,” says Jessica. “Of course, the Truckee/Lake Tahoe area is a never-ending inspiration too.”

Painter Eva Stramer Nichols of Truckee originally started painting with watercolors because she wanted to paint little sketches as part of her travel journals around the world. Color, nature, water, landscapes, flowers and birds inspire her work and she paints both plein air as well as in her studio. Eva has won numerous awards, and also teaches workshops in the Truckee, Tahoe and Reno.

David Rully of Penn Valley, California makes wooden spoons that are made to be used even though he says some customers say they are going to hang them on the wall. His handmade utensils are heirloom quality hardwood and their life is easily extended with a little thoughtful, loving care, such as oiling them with a good cooking oil every now and then. “Like most of us, each spoon starts out as a rough, unformed piece of organic matter with great potential,” says David. “It’s only through careful handling, shaping, and finishing that the true transformation comes about.”

Other artists participating in the event include watercolorist Jeffrey Severn of Grass Valley with his “laughing bear art”; Karen Colbert of Incline Village, one of Lake Tahoe’s most recognized artists, with a variety of hand crafted functional quilts for the wall; and John Manley of Washoe Valley, Nevada who has been creating ceramic vessels for nearly 20 years.

Truckee is just 40 miles from Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento, and three hours from San Francisco with easy access off of Interstate 80. For more information about the Historic Downtown Truckee Arts & Crafts Festival, contact the Truckee Downtown Merchant's Association at (530) 587-3161 or Pacific Fine Arts at (209) 267-4394, or visit You can also see more information on Facebook at and on Twitter @PacificFineArts.

Cost: FREE
For more information
Contact: Truckee Downtown Merchant's Association
Phone: (530) 587-3161

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