3rd Annual Holiday Festival


We are so excited to announce the return of our Holiday Festival!

Saturday – November 15th, 2014 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday – November 16th, 2014 10:00am-3:00pm


Tahoe Arts Project’s Holiday Festival features handcrafted arts and crafts, food, music and dance. ADDMISSION IS FREE!!!

Event will feature up to 30 booths with handmade items.  If you’re an artist interested in a booth the artist application is available here.


Safari Rose – Thursday September 18th, 2014


Join us for an amazing night aboard the Safari Rose.

Enjoy the sunset and the amazing views of Lake Tahoe while enjoying delicious Appetizers and Wine.

(530) 542-3632 or email tahoearts@aol.com for more information

Thursday September 18th, 2014  $65 includes wine and appetizers.

Only a limited amount of tickets are sold for this fundraiser.


Music on the Beach – Thursday – August 21st, 2014

Tahoe Arts Project is glad to announce the return of Music on the Beach.  Grab your friends and a good bottle of wine and come enjoy the sunset on the beach while listening to some of Tahoe’s best local musicians!

Suggested donation is $10 for this wonderful evening and all proceeds benefit Tahoe Arts Project

Music on the Beach

Can’t Attend but still want to support TAP?




Tahoe Arts Project 2014-2015 Season

Tahoe Arts Project

 Tahoe Arts Project

2014-2015 Season



The Missoula Children’s Theatre

Rapunzel July 7-11, 2014

Auditions: July 7, 2014 10am- 12pm S.L.T. Middle School

Rehearsals: July 8-11, 2014

Public Performances : July 11, 2014 3pm & 6pm S.L.T. Middle School



Blue13 Indian Dance co.

Bollywood Style Dance

School Shows (K-12) Oct. 20-24, 2014

Public Performance: Oct. 24, 2014 7:00pm in the MontBleu Showroom



Living Voices

Sponsored by Robert Chester

Dec. 1-3, 2014

Historical Program Presented to Selected Middle and High School students.



The Missoula Children’s Theatre

The Jungle Book

Auditions: January 12, 2015

Rehearsals: January 12-16, 2015

Public Performances : January 17, 2015

MCT--Jungle -- Web


Kealoha and Diane Ferlatte

Poet and Laureate of Hawaii and Storyteller

School Shows (K-12) Jan. 26-30, 2015

Public Performance: Jan. 30, 2015



Todd Green

Multi Instrumentalist

Schools Shows (K-12) March 16-27, 2015

Public Performance: March 27, 2015




March 7, 2015




Missoula Children’s Theatre Summer Session


TAP is very excited to present the return of Missoula Children’s Theatre this summer!

From July 7th -July 11th, 2014 MCT will return and this time the children will be performing RAPUNZEL.


Must be 5 years old and have COMPLETED Kindergarten

Auditions are FREE and if cast, there will be a fee of $50 per child.

A limited number of scholarships are available. Call Peggy Thompson at 530 542-3632.

More Information is available here.


MONDAY, July 7


South Tahoe Middle School Multi-Purpose Room




(depending on role)

S.T.M.S Multi Purpose Room


  FRIDAY, July 11

  3:00 & 6:00 PM

   Adult $10 Child $5

 South Tahoe Middle School Multi Purpose Room

Please mark your calendars now!


Bert’s Spaghetti Dinner Fundrasier


It’s that time of year again!  The annual Bert’s Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser is  May 8th, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm at Bert’s Cafe in South Lake Tahoe.

Enjoy the evening as Tap Board Members and volunteers serve up tasty spaghetti along with wine and baked goods.

Come hungry and ready to have fun!  Proceeds will benefit Tahoe Arts Project.


Unable to attend but still want to support TAP?



Give Where You Live



On May 6, 2014, the El Dorado Community Foundation will join Tahoe Arts Project, along with hundreds of community foundations across the country, in a 24 hour giving challenge through a national campaign called the National Day of Giving. This unprecedented event is a celebration of giving by many donors which will not just bring additional funding, but increased awareness of the nonprofit sector who work tirelessly to make our community a better place. Giving challenges are sparking excitement in many regions just like ours and have raised millions.

The El Dorado Community Foundation has been planning and preparing our version of the National Day of Giving, named GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE, and  designed exclusively for our own community of El Dorado County.  This virtual event will showcase El Dorado County nonprofits and give you an opportunity to support them by “funding a need”.

Tahoe Arts Projects current needs are:

$25 – Covers printing cost of teacher study guides provided to schools for programming.

$50 – Provides one child, ages 5-18, participation in a week long performing arts program.

$100 – Will provide 10 complimentary tickets to under-served community members for public performances.

$500 – Provides approximately 200 students access to three performing arts programs throughout the school year.

$1000 – Provides one school, and all it’s students, access to three performing art programs throughout the year.

$2000 – Will allow us to purchase a state of the art portable sound system needed for school performances.


Easy gifting avenues will be available online with a credit card or through paypal.  You can even donate on your smart phone by texting TAHOEARTS to the number 55000 on the Day of Giving (May 6th). Donations may also be made at the El Dorado Community Foundation Office at 312 Main Street in Placerville, or at El Dorado Savings Banks throughout the county for walk-in gifts.

Thanks to the collaboration of El Dorado County Office of Education’s internet technology department, you will be able to visit the El Dorado Community Foundation’s website  click on GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE and quickly learn how you can join in the fun and excitement as the ticker rises and together we make a huge difference with our donations!

Golden Bough

Golden Bough Celtic Music


Thursday, March 27th at Saint Theresa Catholic Church

Tahoe Arts Project is excited to present Golden Bough on Thursday, March 27th at 6:30 pm at the Saint Theresa Catholic church located at 1041 Lyons ave.

Rooted in the traditional music of the seven Celtic nations (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, The Isle of Man, French Brittany and Spanish Galicia), Golden Bough has become a popular and in-demand group on both sides of the Atlantic. Since their formation in 1980, this trio of modern day minstrels has traveled great distances to numerous countries, to bring their music to enthusiastic folk fans the world over.  Backing themselves on an array of acoustic instruments; Celtic harp, guitar, octave-mandolin, mandolin, accordion, violin, penny-whistle and bodhran, they blend their voices in the pristine harmonies that have become a Golden Bough trademark. To date they have released over 30 recordings. In the recording studio, as well as on stage, Golden Bough captures the essence and joy of traditional music.”                                                                                   www.goldenboughmusic.com

This will be a wonderful event in a gorgeous venue!  Don’t miss your chance to hear traditional music of the seven Celtic nations: Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, The Isle of Man, French Brittany and Spanish Galicia.

General admission seating will begin at 6:00pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children and $10 for seniors. To charge tickets by phone, please call 530 542-3632. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Set sail for the land of freedom and opportunity in a spirited concert by acclaimed Celtic trio, Golden Bough.

America Bound pays homage to America’s Irish and Scottish roots, with songs and instrumental music.
Trace a journey to the New World in rousing jigs and reels, haunting ballads and humorous melodies.
Golden Bough captures the essence of America’s best-loved folk music, with an array of acoustic instruments, pristine three-part harmony.
Sing along, clap along, or just sit back and enjoy, as Golden Bough blends Celtic harp, fiddle, guitar,  accordion, penny-whistle, and bodhran with vocals for a lively Celtic-American evening !

From March 24-28th the Golden Bough will be performing in the schools.  More information about their school schedule is available here.

Tahoe Arts Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing  professional performing arts in the schools and community of South Lake Tahoe. For more information, please call 530 542-3632 or visit www.tahoeartsproject.org



Dancing With The Tahoe Stars – March 8th, 2014

Don’t miss this amazing event! 

Call MontBleu 1-888-829-7630 to get your reserved seating ticket!

Tahoe Arts Project is pleased to present Dancing With The Tahoe Stars, a benefit for Tahoe Arts Project on Saturday, March 8th at 6:30 pm at the MontBleu Theater.

Don’t miss your opportunity to see this talented group of dancers on Saturday, March 8th at 6:30 PM at the MontBleu Theater.  Reserved ticket prices range from $10 to $22 (plus a $3 handling fee).

Last years event was a huge success and we’re excited to be back this year with a bigger and even better show!

Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Dreu Murin.

Included is this very special fundraiser, ten members of the community will be participating in Dancing With The South Tahoe Stars along with 10 professional local dancers.

Similar to the popular TV show, they will be paired up with one of the professionals to learn a dance routine and complete with costumes they will perform their dance and our distinguished judges will score them. Judges for the evening will be Marcia Sarosik, Don Bosson and Paul Middlebrook.  Come out and cheer on your favorite dancer and help choose the people’s favorite by purchasing votes! This interactive production will be fun for all ages and truly allows the audience to be a part of the show.

A HUGE thanks to the amazing local stars who volunteered to dance in this years event.

Vote online for your favorite star!

Our stars have been hard at work preparing for this amazing fundraiser.  We are so grateful for all their dedication and support.  We hope to see you at this event but you need not be present at to support your favorite star.

Each Dollar Donated = 1 vote

Your donation will help determine the People’s Choice Award.
The star with the most votes will receive the award.

Help Choose the People’s Choice!


Amy Thompson – Salsa


Amy Thompson was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe. Her passion for kids and gymnastics started at an early age, which led her into starting her current business, the Tahoe Tot Spot. When she’s not busy at work, Amy enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, being outdoors, and vegan cooking.

Vote for Amy Thompson for People’s Choice Awards



Roberta Benvenuto – Broadway


My husband and I got married in May 1971. Our honeymoon was a cross country trip to Tahoe, and we have never left. We have 2 children, Courtney, who is getting married in Sept, and our son Jared. We are blessed that both our kids went to LA for college, but returned home to the best place in the country to live.  Some people have two left feet when dancing, I have 2 titanium knees!!

Vote for Roberta Benvenuto for People’s Choice Awards



Jodi Stewart – Old School Hip Hop


I am an instructor and owner of the South Lake Tahoe Jazzercise franchise. In addition I am a certified Senior Fitness Specialist and I volunteer teach a fitness program to special needs adults. I was born and raised in Las Vegas and moved to South Lake Tahoe 18 years ago after graduating from UNR with a degree in health science and business admin. I am mom to four awesome girls who keep me on my toes and keep me moving! I believe dancing keeps you happy and healthy and lets your heart be light and free!

Vote for Jodi Stewart for People’s Choice Awards



Eric Taxer – Tango


Originally from Portland, OR, Eric Taxer has called the South Shore home since 1987. An engineering nerd by day with the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, Eric is a Dancing with the Stars devotee at night – mostly watching, not participating. But a boy can dream!  His only other public dance performance was the May Pole Dance in 3rd grade. Eric has been a volunteer and board member for many community organizations including our own Tahoe Arts Project, the Tahoe Tallac Association, the Lake Tahoe AIDS Task Force, the Lake Tahoe Community Orchestra and the Reno GLBTQ Center. A special shout out to Mom (who made him dance the schottische at the Scandinavian Society functions); Hudsie Jo (who taught him those groovy spokesmodel moves); and TJ, Betty Jo and Luke (who would dance with him if they could.)

Vote for Eric Taxer for People’s Choice Awards



Klaus Utecht – Cha Cha


As a young immigrant from Germany, and after 20 years in the Aircraft Tooling Industry in Southern California, I retired here in beautiful Zephyr Cove, Lake Tahoe.

For over 30 years my clients have put their trust in my services as a CA/NV Realtor around “the lake”, and I absolutely love my second career helping folks with this important investment.

Worldwide connections, together with the knowledge of foreign languages, customs and metric systems, enable me to refer you to specialists in many areas and countries, so you get 2 or more agents for the price of one.

I look forward to help you and your friends with buying and selling Real Estate internationally,


Vote for Klaus Utecht for People’s Choice Awards



Sean Patrick Sweeney – Fox Trot


 I was born in Oakland, CA and moved to Tahoe in 1969.
I’m the middle child with 1 older sister and 1 younger sister.
I’m married to the most amazing women Cara Wright Sweeney for 14 years
and have 2 children Leyton Patrick Sweeney age 11 and Tinley Kate Sweeney age 9.
I went to Chico State and have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.
I’ve worked for Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort 20 years and am currently the Director of Skier Services.
I’m a bike rider and runner.
I love to dance but have no formal training, so this will be a great new challenge in my life!

Vote for Sean Patrick Sweeney for People’s Choice Awards



Liz Niven – Cha Cha


Niv has been the Drama teacher and director of the shows at South Tahoe High School for the past 17 years where they recently performed Young Frankenstein.  At the moment she is directing the play Idiot’s Delight which will perform in May.  Many (many) moons ago she performed in Broadway musicals and at one time even tap danced for a living!  Although she has been to Rio De Janeiro she has never done the Samba before!  She would like to thank her husband and her two sons for their support and her BFF who continually told her she could do this!

Vote for Liz Niven for People’s Choice Awards



Frances Caro – Country


My name is Frances Caro.  I am a dental hygienist for Emerald Bay Dentistry and also run the books for my husband’s construction company(A Caro Construction Co., Inc)  I’ve been married for 22 years and have two sons, 18 and 20 years old and both are attending UC Davis. In my spare time I like to do things outdoors such as biking, running and playing tennis.  I love going to the movies and going out with my friends on weekend excursions, there’s nothing like a pool and spa.

Vote for Frances Caro for People’s Choice Awards



Chris Proctor – Swing


Born in Indiana and after doing my time there, I moved to the Pacific northwest in 1996.  I relocated to South Tahoe in 1997 to work as a physical therapist and moved to the “dark side” as a hospital administrator at Barton in 2011.  Married to the world’s best wife, Christina and we have two beautiful boys.  Cole-13 and Quinn-12 who are true California mountain kids.  I have coached basketball at STHS on and off for the last 15 years until I retired last March to focus on family and work.  Looking forward to learning some new dance steps so that when my wife talks me into going dancing, I have a few new moves to use on the dance floor!

Vote for Chris Proctor for People’s Choice Awards



Tom Davis – Waltz


I am a 40 year resident of South Lake Tahoe and have been Mayor of South Lake Tahoe 4 times.  Currently I serve on the City Council. I’m a partner in Tahoe Keys Resort and I love old cars. I own a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger and a 1963 Cadillac Convertible. I worked at Sahara Tahoe, High Sierra Hotel Casino, and Horizon as Executive Director of Sales and Marketing. I love skiing and boating on Lake Tahoe and I hold a 100 ton United States Coast Guard license.  I have two children, JT who is a Douglas County Deputy Sheriff and Krystal who works for Blue Cross in El Dorado Hills and my wife Mary.

Vote for Tom Davis for People’s Choice Awards



   Call MontBleu 1-888-829-7630 to get your reserved seating ticket!

For more information, please call Tahoe Arts Project at 530-542-3632.

Tahoe Arts Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing professional performing arts in the schools and community of South Lake Tahoe.

Check out some great highlights from last years event!

Vox Musica

Vox Musica

Tahoe Arts Project  is pleased to present Vox Musica: Music Worth Sharing on Friday, January 31st, at 7:00 pm at the Lake Tahoe Community College Duke Theater.

“Vox Musica, directed by Daniel Paulson, was founded in 2006 in a niche of untapped potential in Sacramento’s budding classical music scene. This women’s vocal ensemble enjoys the privileged position of nurturing the choral arts by combining outstanding vocal artistry with innovative programming. Vox Musica is committed to excellence in performance of diverse and challenging choral literature for women’s voices and is dedicated to promoting new works, including many premiers and commissioned works. In a recent review, Edward Ortiz, Arts Editor for the Sacramento Bee, hailed Vox Musica as a “welcome addition to the music scene,” praising the group’s “stunning clarity,” “intense color,” and “delicate touch.” Through collaborations with composers, conductors, choirs and musicians from around the world, Vox Musica’s featured concert projects have included collected works from the 18th century Venetian Ospedali, eastern music from India, Persia, and Georgia, a concert of music for Taiko Drums and Women’s Voices, and a concert project featuring electronic music. Vox Musica has released one compact disc, has presented dual concert seasons in both Sacramento and Napa, and has been a featured artist on the prestigious Old First Concert Series in San Francisco and the American Choral Directors Association’s 2011 National Convention in Chicago, IL.”


Don’t miss your opportunity to witness this stunning female vocal ensemble on Friday, January 31th at 7:00 PM at the Lake Tahoe Community College Duke Theater.

General admission seating will begin at 6:30pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children and $10 for seniors and can be purchased in advance at the CA and NV Visitors Center. To charge tickets by phone, please call 530 542-3632. Tickets will also be available at the door if not sold out.

Tahoe Arts Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing  professional performing arts in the schools and community of South Lake Tahoe. For more information, please call 530 542-3632 or visit www.tahoeartsproject.org.

Vox Musica will be performing in the schools the week of January 27-31st.  School schedule is available here.