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Cancelled Art Hikes

CANCELLED Art Hike Saturday, Sept. 11
Cancelled Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021

Please read cancellation notice letter below

Cancellation Notice for 2021 Art Hikes

I want to personally thank you for your patience and understanding through this unprecedented time.

As the Founder and Artistic Director of a nonprofit organization that prides itself on  creating community, and celebrating the arts in nature, sharing the decision to cancel our 2021 Art Hikes is a sad letter for me to write to our artists, our passionate volunteers, and to each of our patrons. There are several reasons for postponing the Art Hikes until 2022.
Foremost, Clair Tappaan Lodge recently closed their facilities and trail system until 2022 due to public health concerns related to the increased spread of COVID Delta variant in Nevada County. In addition to losing our trail, the regional wildfires and recent worsening smoke has arrived. My heart goes out to all firefighters, first responders, people under evacuation orders, and all the forest animals and trees in the fires’ path. California wildfires and hazardous smoke in the Truckee Tahoe Reno region is currently unhealthy, and the USDA closed nine National Forests in Northern CA to keep us all safe. The health and well-being of all is our current priority.

Therefore, Trails & Vistas is cancelling the Art Hikes for September 11 & 12th, 2021. To our ticket patrons, please be aware that there are hundreds of patrons, dozens of artists and volunteers that are heartbroken. Chosing one of the options below helps us to honor our artist’s contracts and support them during this difficult time. Please be patient as we work with Ticketleap Service. More information will be coming soon.

• Donate your ticket(s) and receive a tax deduction for the total value of the ticket(s). Donors can now use a universal tax deduction of up to $300 on their tax return if they take the standard deduction. Please consult your tax advisor regarding tax deduction opportunities. Email Nancy Lopez at info@trailsandvistas.org to receive a tax donation letter from the nonprofit Trails & Vistas for the value of your ticket order.
• Receive a credit for your ticket(s) to use towards a future Art Hike. You will receive priority ticket ordering for next year’s art in nature events, or may use your complimentary ticket for up to five seasons (as stated in your ticket waiver). A discount code (100%) will be emailed to the ticket holder in the coming weeks.
• You may gift your ticket to a friend or family member for a future art hikes, for up to five seasons. A discount code (100%) will be emailed to the ticket holder.

I deeply appreciate the energy and efforts put forth by our amazing artists, board of directors, and volunteers who worked diligently in preparation for this year’s performances. Trails & Vistas is honoring each artist's contract, and the artists look forward to seeing you on the trail when we can gather again.

We stand together in resilience and perseverance through these trying times with the confidence that the artistic spirit cannot be quelled.

With your support, we will return with art hikes in early summer of 2022 to hike among the wildflowers and blue skies, and plan our regular autumn weekend in September of 2022. We are partnering with Truckee Donner Land Trust and are excited to share new venues with you.
In the meantime, stay well and be safe.

Nancy Tieken Lopez
Founder & Artistic Director
Trails & Vistas

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