There are many art galleries at Tahoe where visitors can find beautiful images of the scenic landscape. But now there is a gallery with a bit more of a contemporary edge in South Lake Tahoe; its pieces are every bit as beautiful but a tad out of the ordinary. Benko Art Gallery carries works from artists who see things with a fresh eye and convey that vision in a variety of styles. This includes the work of John Benko himself (don't miss his pine cone pieces) and a number of other local artists. And the artwork is not made up solely of paintings but also includes such items as blown glass, woodcraft, photography and art with recycled components. Look for events and activities at the gallery as well as art classes, art lectures and juried art shows.
3979 Lake Tahoe Boulevard #2, South Lake Tahoe, CA