Trails & Vistas mission is to create community by celebrating the arts and nature.
Taking kids outdoors to create, discover, and learn. Trails & Vistas "The Dreaming Tree" field trips are an interactive art hike for 300+ California and Nevada third grade students with music, poetry, storytelling, environmental studies, and visual art.
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 is an arts in nature festival 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.
Trails & Vistas Programs:
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.
Art Hikes- a 3 mile art hike with dance, poetry, music, storytelling and environmental art with family, leisure and meditative hikes
World Concert- a Peace Project of Truckee Tahoe with music and dance
Community art workshops-inspiring community members and visitors to create artwork, write poetry, and dance.
Guided History Hikes- guided hikes showcasing the Truckee Donner Land Trust land acquisitions and open space trails in the summer months.
Fundraiser: The Truckee Historical Haunted Tour October 13 & 14, 2016
Help the Arts & Environment
Trails & Vistas
Every year, the nonprofit 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, The Truckee Donner Land Trust, Inner Rhythms Dance Theatre, Nevada State Parks, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Arts in Wellness, For Goodness Sake, North Tahoe Arts and KidZone Museum. As partners we believe this art event not only strengthens the ties between environment organization and local arts organizations in the Lake Tahoe region, but also increases participants' commitment to building a stronger community and environmental stewardship through the celebration of the environment through the arts.
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
KidZone Children’s Museum
“The KidZone Museum's mission is to inspire learning through creative play and discovery. “We are honored to have the opportunity to help with the Trails and Vistas. ~ Carol Meagher, Executive Director of the KidZone Museum. www.kidzonemuseum.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 the spiritual nature of God, man and the universe, thereby bringin a higher sense of peace hope, health and dominion to 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