Tahoe South Shore Arts Town meeting to form community’s art vision

March 13, 2018 – 5:00pm

What does a community “rich in art” look like? The Tahoe Arts Alliance is partnering with Nevada Arts Council to hold a Public Arts Town Meeting and to share and get public input on Tuesday, March 13 at the Tahoe Mountain Lab from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Residents, businesses and non-profits are being brought together to assess the current “state of the arts” on the South Shore.

At this meeting, participants will assess the community’s current cultural vitality and develop a collective vision for arts and culture for the next 5-10 years. All South Shore residents are encouraged to participate.

“The Tahoe Arts Alliance is thrilled to bring this forum to the South Shore,” says Rae Matthews, President of the Board of Directors. “Promoting an arts and culture identity for the South Tahoe region will not only contribute to increased economic vitality, but will also provide a sense of community and place where creativity can thrive.”

Data and ideas generated during this public meeting will be shared with attendees and will be used to inform the basis of an Arts & Culture Master Plan for Tahoe’s South Shore. This information will allow the Tahoe Arts Alliance and Nevada Arts Council to work with the bi-state South Shore community to set arts and cultural priorities for the future.

The Tahoe Mountain Lab is located at 3079 Harrison Ave. #12 in South Lake Tahoe.

The agenda:

I.Welcome & Introductions (20 minutes)
• Tahoe Arts Alliance Welcome
• Participant Introductions
• Arts Town Meeting Overview, Nevada Arts Council

II.Plenary Discussion – Vibrant Communities (30 minutes)
1. What are your community assets?
2. What challenges does your community face that compel you to take action?
3. What is your vision for a culturally rich community?

III.Breakout Groups (30 minutes)

Stage 1: Identify Existing Constraints
• How can you overcome these constraints?

Stage 2: Cultivating Community Support
• What resources do you have to achieve this vision?

Stage 3: Live the Dream
• What next steps can you take to achieve your goal? (Short term and long term)
• What other resources and partners do you need to achieve this goal?

Stage 4: Extraordinary World
• How will your community be transformed by achieving this goal?

Action Steps

IV. Report Backs (25 minutes)

V. Summarize Next Steps & Closing Remarks (15 minutes)

The Tahoe Arts Alliance was formed in response to the needs of local artists, organizations and community members. Our mission is to Connect, Advocate, and Promote on behalf of all the arts on the South Shore. We foster collaboration between arts groups, provide an interactive events calendar dedicated to the arts, advocate for the arts at the government level, support local arts organizations, and promote the arts to both visitors and residents alike to help foster Tahoe’s South Shore unique artistic identity.

The Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, is charged with ensuring that state and national funds support cultural activity and encourage participation in the arts throughout Nevada.