Three Tahoe-Reno Area Events

Oakland muralist and art teacher Edythe Boone
Photo courtesy of filmmaker Mo Morris

Thoughts of the Sierra Nevada in early autumn always arouse my wanderlust. Here are some upcoming events in the Tahoe area I’ll be checking out. All three are bound to appeal to East Bay food and art lovers.

—Cheryl Angelina Koehler, editor

Friday–Sunday, September 8–10, all day
Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival
Northstar California Resort, North Lake Tahoe

The 32nd anniversary of this food, wine, spirits, and brew festival features hands-on cooking demos by celebrity chefs, a Farm-to-Tahoe dinner, winemaker luncheons and dinners, food and wine seminars, and Sunday’s Culinary Competition and Grand Tasting. Cost varies by event. Info:

Saturday September 16, noon–5pm
Sample the Sierra
Bijou Community Park, 1201 Al Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe

The region’s farm-to-fork fair celebrates homegrown food, wines, spirits, and brews. Twenty booths each feature a different winery, distillery, or brewery, along with a restaurant and farm, with paired food and drink unique to the region. Cost: $20–$40. Info:

Friday–Sunday, October 13–15
Reno Mural Expo at Art Spot Reno
Downtown Reno, Nevada

“The Reno Mural Expo will celebrate the art we have and raise the bar for the next generation of artists to come and paint our walls,” says Eric Brooks, curator of Reno Mural Expo. “Having this diverse, premium art will be an engaging reach to a wide demographic and growing population.” Oakland muralist and art teacher Edythe Boone is master of ceremonies at this exciting Art Spot Reno event. Twenty artists, including Boone and others from the Bay Area, brighten and revitalize downtown walls by creating murals with positive messaging. Event also includes lectures, design workshops, mural tours, and a screening of A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone, a documentary by filmmaker Mo Morris. Info: