An opportunity to elevate all senses is at the Village at Squaw Valley.
The 12th annual Art, Wine and Music Festival is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14. The event features exquisite regional artwork, fine wine and great local acts playing music from around the world.
“We have 16 wineries and all the proceeds from the wine tasting benefit Disabled Sports Far West, which is a really important organization not only locally but regionally,” said Caroline Ross, the executive director of the Squaw Valley Neighbourhood Company. “We have a huge number of artists this year, about 50 vendors, both fine artists and craftmakers, a nice selection of jewelers, photographers, wood makers, wood crafters and music.”
Entrance to the festival is free. Wine tasting is $25 each day and includes a commemorative wine glass.
From 2-5 p.m. each day, wine lovers can sample offerings from more than 16 wineries. Featured wineries include Madrora, Truchard, White Hart, Twisted Rivers, and more. While sampling wines in Squaw’s pedestrian village, visitors can admire fine art and crafts from more than 30 artists including paintings, photography and jewelry.
Art, wine and music aficionados can also experience free outdoor concerts by some of the area’s most talented musicians including Milton Merlos, a local Flamenco player, Thom and the Tikis, a local Hawaiian band, Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally, and the New World Jazz Project.
A season pass is among the items to be raffled.
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Disabled Sports has been providing adaptive sports and recreational activities for people with disabilities for over 40 years in the Lake Tahoe area. They offer adaptive snowsports, waterskiing, cycling, paddle sports, 4WD adventures and campouts throughout the year. Its motto, “If I Can Do This, I Can Do Anything” focuses on the powerful, positive health and confidence building effects of their programs that pervade all aspects of a person’s life.
“We have something for everyone,” Ross said. “People can dine outdoors with spectacular views, play 18 holes of miniature golf. We have paintball and a climbing wall. We have a new crafts store, Everything’s Hunky Dory, where children can do everything from pottery to jewelry making.”
“We’re going to have perfect weather,” Ross said.
Saturday Music Schedule
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
New World Jazz Project
Sunday Music Schedule
Milton Merlos and Special Guest
Nell Robinson w/ Jim Nunally
Thom and The Tikis
ABOUT Tim Parsons
Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.