Arts and Culture in Lake Tahoe

Its crystal-clear waters and high Sierra Mountains, which beckon visitors from around the world to experience the natural alpine beauty of the region, inspire the culture of Lake Tahoe. That culture is on full display at the Incline Village Fine Art Festival which takes place each August at Preston Field. Original artwork is presented in a variety of mediums, by both local and international artists, including watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, etchings, photography and so much more.

Meet and talk with the artists as they regale you with the inspiration behind their beloved works. Browse fine crafts and take home a special keepsake, like a piece of hand-blown glass, pottery or jewelry.

For Shakespeare aficionados or fans of theater, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival provides extraordinary entertainment in an awe-inspiring setting. Each summer at Sand Harbor on the shores of Lake Tahoe, visitors revel in the Bard’s classics. For a truly unforgettable experience, enjoy a gourmet meal and a special bottle of vino while taking in a play.

About an hour drive north of Incline Village is Reno, where a bevy of cultural landmarks await. Here you can visit the Nevada Museum of Art, the only accredited art museum in Nevada. Collections of environmental-inspired art highlight the museum, while various exhibitions and showcases are spotlighted throughout the year.

Highlighting Italian food and art culture, Arte Italia, also in Reno, features a modern kitchen where chefs journey from Italy to teach the fine art of Italian cooking. Here you can experience art exhibits and classes focusing on Italian art and culture.

Explore the unique and varied attractions that help shape Lake Tahoe’s unique culture when you join us at our Hyatt Residence Club Lake Tahoe, High Sierra Lodge.