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Get Inspired At Local Art Galleries In Truckee

Alex Silgalis
October 21, 2023
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You may come to play in the outdoors, sample the mountain cuisine, and sip on award-winning brews, but Truckee is also home to artists of every medium. In fact, the Truckee Cultural District is one of only fourteen in the entire state of California. If you’re looking for your next piece of artwork to hang, a special gift for someone, or a landscape photograph, you need to check out the local art galleries in Truckee.

Piper J Gallery

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With an emphasis on contemporary art for modern mountain living, Piper J Gallery shows work by some of the region’s finest artists and seeks to inspire collectors while supporting and encouraging local and regional artists in a fresh and modern atmosphere. With a new exhibit focusing on two artists every month, it’s never boring.

Piper J Gallery in Downtown Truckee
Piper J Gallery located in Historic Downtown Truckee
Piper J Gallery's bright and airy space is filled with contemporary pieces.

Mountain Arts Collective

Looking for high-end statement pieces or affordable arts & gifts? Stop by the Mountain Arts Collective located at the Train Depot in the heart of Historic Downtown Truckee. Started in 2017 by three local artists who wanted to create a welcoming space with a collection of art that captures the beauty of the Truckee-Tahoe area. Find something that speaks to your style today!

Gallery 5830’ Artist Collective

Gallery 5830’ is a new Truckee artist collective named after the elevation of Truckee itself. The space features a collection of artistic styles, hand-crafted jewelry, and unique gifts. Sourced locally and from neighboring regions, representing more than 20 contemporary and traditional artists.

Riverside Studios

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For the past 16 years, the owners have worked hard to cultivate artistic growth in the Truckee Community through their unique art gallery. Riverside Studios has something for every discerning eye, from award-winning handcrafted goods to pottery and jewelry.

Riverside Studios showcases many local artists, a great place for unique gifts.
Browse jewelry, pottery, leatherwork, and more at Riverside Studios.

The Carmel Gallery Of Truckee

Internationally renowned award winning photographers, Olof & Elizabeth Carmel have created this gallery that features a stunning collection of their fine art landscape photography. A unique aspect to the gallery is that it specializes in unique installations of their work and can print their images on fine art papers and canvas from 10×15″ in size up to 6 x 10 feet. This is in addition to having a picture framing service too. You’ll also find exciting collections of sculpture, woodwork, glasswork, jewelry, and Berkeley Mills furnishings.

Alpenglow Gallery

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Alpenglow in the Sierra is something that you won’t forget. The moment when the sun sets and paints the peaks in pastels that even a painter would be envious of. And similar to this natural phenomenon, the artistic creations at the Alpenglow Gallery make it a worthwhile visit. The fine art photography gallery features images from some of the area's best photographers and artists. It also hosts fine art paintings, sculptures, high end tables, and so much more.

Art Truckee

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Nestled within the same building as Alpenglow, you'll discover more than just an art gallery. It's a vibrant hub celebrating a diverse range of artistic expressions, spanning from paintings to live music. The walls are adorned with captivating photography and paintings, while the building comes alive with dynamic theater performances, uproarious comedy shows, and various other captivating performing arts events. A notable monthly highlight is First Fridays, an opportunity for both visitors and residents to immerse themselves in the local art scene. 

Inner Light Fine Art Gallery

Sarah Horton, the creative collaborator behind the art gallery, found her passion in nature which transitioned to photography of the wilderness. Thirty years later, she was drawn into the inner dreamscape of color and the expression that can be done on canvas. Visit her gallery to see her creations of abstract expressionism and surrealism that are inspired by Georgia O’Keefe and Hilma af Klint as muses.

Alex Silgalis

Born and raised as a flat lander in Chicagoland, Alex spent his summers working to save up for a season pass to the local hill along with any trips out West or beyond he could squeeze in. It was during his travels, both as a kid & an adult, Alex discovered his inspiration for Local Freshies® . His idea was to create the No. 1 Web site providing the local scoop on where to eat, drink & play in mountain towns throughout North America. When he’s not writing and executing marketing strategies for small businesses & agencies, he’s in search of the deepest snow in the winter and tackiest dirt in the summer alongside the love of his life and business partner, Jaime Pirozzi.

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