About Make Tahoe


To Make Tahoe Your Destination for Art


To promote and document the growth of the creative culture of Lake Tahoe


  • 2016 - Make Tahoe began as a "relocation" of San Francisco Art Magazine, and we began exploring and documenting the Tahoe art scene.

  • 2017 - Make Tahoe began "Make Tahoe Quantum", a series promoting emerging local artists in premier commercial gallery exhibits at Benko Art Gallery in South Lake Tahoe.

  • 2018 - Make Tahoe presented the first LGBT+ themed public art show in South Lake Tahoe and was nominated for a Tahoe Arts Alliance Award for Best Art Show. The show, titled "Love is a National Treasure", was hosted by Benko Art Gallery and raised funds for Live Violence Free. Scott Forrest Fine Art Studio hosted the show the following two years, and funds were raised for the Tahoe Pride Equality Scholarship offered at Lake Tahoe Community College.

  • 2019 - Make Tahoe and Scott Forrest Fine Art Studio founded the Tahoe Art Walk. With the cooperation and participation of local businesses, Second Saturdays were promoted monthly as a day of celebration of local art throughout the South Shore.

  • 2020 - Make Tahoe began "Freshly Groomed Vinyl", a vinyl record exhibit promoting new releases by independent and alternative artists. With the help of Scott Forrest Fine Art Studio and Keynote Used Records and Books, "Freshly Groomed Vinyl" became part of "Sound and Vision", a series of introductions to the work of visual artists and the reciprocal connections of music and their art. These events supported local causes and non-profits including the Tahoe Art League, KRLT-FM, Black Ice Theatre Co., and the Tahoe Arts Alliance.

  • 2021 - Make Tahoe's "Freshly Groomed Vinyl" and "Sound and Vision" exhbits continued to support local causes and raised money for theTahoe Area Mountain Biking Association's efforts to rebuild trails damaged by the Caldor Fire.

  • 2022 - Make Tahoe took the Company Pledge at Giving What We Can. The pledge enables Make Tahoe to donate at least 10% of profits to the most effective charities and non-profits as described by The Centre for Effective Altruism, allowing Make Tahoe to do good anywhere in the world while also continuing to volunteer with and support local causes and non-profits.


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Help us get the word out by contacting us if you know of a Tahoe maker, artist, event, venue, or organization that you would like us to spotlight, or if you have further suggestions of how we can promote the growth of the Lake Tahoe Maker and Artist community.


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