What people are saying about Trails & Vistas art in nature events
"Amazing! It’s a special experience. I’ve never come across an event like it anywhere in the country, and it’s great to see it catch on.”
– Musician Ian Case
"I didn't think that it could get better, but this year it did, I loved every stop along the trail."
– B. Allen
"Where else than the Trails & Vistas World Concert do you hear songs in French, Spanish, Chinese, English, Russian, and Japanese...This concert has expanded my love of music."
– M. Joseph
"I have performed many concerts, festivals and special events around the world, but Trails and Vistas stands as one of the most memorable and special of all. A supremely Magical experience! - Scarlet Rivera
Attendee review "The Art Hikes were magical! The concert was fantastic. I appreciate the positive message that Trails and Vistas is promoting for us all. And the world needs it now more than ever. Thank you."– Stephanie Y.
“Nevada State Parks is proud to collaborate with, and support, the activities of the Trails and Vistas organization. The Art Hikes, Art in Nature Field Trips for Schools, World Concert, and other various hikes done at Sand Harbor and Spooner Backcountry is a fun and unique way to enjoy the great outdoors. The way Trails and Vistas joins art and nature in an outdoor setting is simply an experience that every child must have.”
– Jay Howard, park supervisor of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
"Thank you for the field trip to Lake Tahoe. I loved quieting our minds. I loved your music. I never knew we only had 1 percent of our water on the earth was drinkable water. I really loved sketching."
– Curtis, 3rd grader, Creekside School
Trails & Vistas mission is to create community by celebrating the arts and nature.
We facilitate art events in nature for people of all ages to promote an appreciation of the performing and visual arts, long lasting environmental stewardship, and create relationships between the artists, the attendees and the local and world community.
Strengthening community with collaborating partners of artists, poets, conservationists, educators, writers, art and environmental nonprofits. Build a thriving rural culture that inspires arts activity, provides economic activity with geotourism, builds pride of place, and inspires environmental awareness.
Responsive & Interactive
Trails & Vistas offers arts in nature events dedicated to bringing the art of installation, performance, literary, and music to a nature trail, by engaging the community in the art making process with guided hikes that are interactive with site specific artworks and performance.
Taking kids outdoors to create, discover, and learn. Trails & Vistas "The Dreaming Tree" field trips are an interactive art hike for 500+ California and Nevada third grade students with music, poetry, storytelling, environmental studies, and visual art.
Trails & Vistas Programs:
Art Hikes- a 3 mile art hike with dance, poetry, music, storytelling and environmental art with family, leisure and meditative hikes,9/8/2018 & 9/9/2018
World Concert- a Peace Project of Truckee Tahoe with music and dance, 9/8/2018
Musical Pop Up Dinner "Taste & Listen" blending of music and food at The Cedar House Sport Hotel,5/5/2018 & 8/18/2018
Art in Nature Field Trips - an interactive art hike for 300+ California and Nevada third grade students with music, poetry, environmental studies, and visual art.Community art workshops-inspiring community members and visitors to create artwork, write poetry, and dance.
Fundraiser: The Truckee Historical Haunted Tour October 13 & 14, 2016
Help the Arts & Environment
Trails & Vistas
Every year, the founder and Artistic Director, Nancy Tieken Lopez, of Trails & Vistas brings artists, dancers, and musicians to the Lake Tahoe region to celebrate the arts in nature.
From unforgettable Art Hikes, a World Concert, art workshops,to immersive arts-in-nature field trips for local students, Trails & Vistas embraces the magic of creativity in the Sierra. Trails & Vistas celebrates Art, Earth and Sky with guided art hikes through the majestic natural scenery of the Sierra. Celebrating nature....Celebrating art
Thank you to our Community Partners
Since 2004, Trails & Vistas has established a regional and local partnership program designed to foster the performing, visual and literary arts, and inspire environmental stewardship.
Jay Howard, park supervisor of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park said “Nevada State Parks is proud to collaborate with, and support, the activities of the Trails and Vistas organization. The Art Hikes, Art Hikes for Schools, World Concert, and other various hikes done at Sand Harbor and Spooner Backcountry is a fun and unique way to enjoy the great outdoors. The way Trails and Vistas joins art and nature in an outdoor setting is simply an experience that you must have. Come join us in 2016.”
We are collaborators!
Founded in 2004, Trails & Vistas has grown to offer Art Hikes, Art in Nature Field Trips, World Concert, and community art/dance workshops. Trails & Vistas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization partnered with several Truckee/Tahoe non-profit organizations, Arts in Wellness, The Truckee Donner Land Trust, Inner Rhythms Dance Theatre, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Parks, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, For Goodness Sake.
Truckee Donner Land Trust
The mission of the Truckee Donner Land Trust is to protect significant scenic, historic, recreational, and natural resource lands in the Truckee-Donner region, from Donner Summit to Mount Lola and Perazzo Meadows. The Land Trust was founded in 1990 and has protected over 20,000 acres in 20 years. Kellie Wright, Development Director of The Truckee Donner Land Trust, says “Along with presenting interesting and engaging performances, organizers hope to instill in each hiker the importance of environmental stewardship and to inspire people to get involved in saving open space in our area.” www.tdlandtrust.org
InnerRhythms Dance Theatre
InnerRhythms Dance Theatre is a proud founding partner of Trails & Vistas since 2004. InnerRhythms mission is to use the power of dance and music to cultivate life skills in our youth, promote global stewardship, and create an everlasting passion for the arts in the communities we serve. www.innerrhythms.org
For Goodness Sake
For Goodness Sake mission is to nurture the spiritual health of the community by providing a welcoming, inclusive environment for exploring our spiritual nature, man and the universe, thereby bringin a higher sense of peace, hope, and health for all. Andy Hill has been a supporter of Trails & Vistas since 2007 and For Goodness Sake has expanded to celebrate world peace celebration event on September 21, 2013. www.goodnesssake.org
The World Concert: A Peace Project of Truckee Tahoe
A perfect union of the beauty of Sand Harbor Nevada State Park, art, and world music.There is no place on earth like Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe. One word- BEAUTIFUL! Trails & Vistas is honored to collaborate with the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and Lake Tahoe State Parks to offer the World Concert, school field trips hosting sponsor Lake Tahoe Nevada State Parks!