Arts and Crafts Shopping at Lake Tahoe
By: Karin Sharon
A visit to Lake Tahoe wouldn’t be complete without bringing home souvenirs that capture the life-changing memories created. Keepsakes also provide proof of a trip that showcases one of the most stunning destinations in the world. There are a few boutiques and shops in Lake Tahoe that celebrate local arts and craftsmanship by offering unique goods and gifts.
On Tahoe Time, located in Heavenly Village, features keepsakes and souvenirs inspired and crafted by local artists. As the name suggests, this shop offers visitors a glimpse into the culture and laid back lifestyle of Lake Tahoe and a chance to take home something that reflects this sentiment. Some popular items include handcrafted jewelry, canvases, woodwork, blankets, and vintage Lake Tahoe signs.
Wildwood Makers Market is a shop inspired by the rising popularity of DIY crafts, showcasing talents from independent artists as well as giving guests the opportunity to explore their own creativity. Popular offerings include take home craft kits, embroidery, woodwork, and jewelry. Wildwood also features craft classes and workshops, where guests can learn to make their own trinkets and artwork.
Lake Tahoe Paint & Sip can turn anyone into an artist with their easy and entertaining workshops. Located on Ski Run, this shop is the place to build Lake Tahoe memories with friends, as groups bond while discovering inner talents and enjoying adult beverages. Everyone leaves with handpainted masterpieces and feeling like newly discovered artists.
Gaia-Licious Global Gifts brings crafts and goods from around the world and inspired by a variety of cultures. This boutique has beautiful keepsakes that are either locally handmade, made in the USA or Fair Trade Imports. Gaia-Licious has been a Lake Tahoe favorite for many years, as the owners take advice and influence from the community, visitors and the environment.
Pacific Crest Gallery, located in Heavenly Village, unites fine art, sculptures, glass art and gifts created by both international and Tahoe artists. The gallery highlights local painters, sculptors, and photographers that capture the beautiful wonders and stunning visuals of Lake Tahoe. The owner is a longtime local and desires to bring awe-inspiring and affordable art into visitors’ homes.