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After Sample the Sierra, keep the good vibes going at Benko Art Gallery for Local Art After Dark. Ignite Joy Productions and Benko are teaming up with the Chamber of Commerce to bring you an after-party art experience like no other! 

Embark on an enchanting journey of LIVE art that entices the five senses. Experience local art of all forms: live painters, local musicians, dance performances, and locally crafted food and drinks! This event is all about supporting local arts and giving back to the community – proceeds of the event will benefit Tahoe Youth & Family Services, the only non-profit in Tahoe providing drop-in services for homeless youth. 

Tickets are $20 at the door and $10 for Sample the Sierra ticket holders and locals (will need to show wristband or local ID at the door. Locals include Tahoe basin and extends to Placerville and Carson/Reno).

One ticket gets you the full art experience: 
- entrance into the gallery and live art, music and dance performances
- one ticket for art raffle
- one drink ticket (alcoholic and non-alcoholic choices available from the following local artisans: BellaGrace Vineyards, Refuge Coffee, FOLK Brewing Company and South Lake Brewing Company).
Food available for purchase by Pretty Odd Wieners - meat and vegan options available.

Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite at https://local-art-after-dark_sample-the-sierra-afterparty.eventbrite.com/

All ages welcome! Creative attire and expression encouraged! Biking, ride-shares and walking are encouraged. Please use the Discussion tab for ride-share arrangements. 

Schedule and Collaborators:
6:00pm – Live Painting by Will Eichelberger and Craig Newman 
6:30pm – Live Music by Roland Haas and Tynan Phillips 
7:30pm – Art Raffle. Community and artisan sharing.
7:45/8pm - Live music continues.
9:00pm – Dance Show by Tahoe Fire Dancers & Ignite Joy Productions. 
9:30pm – Live DJ set and dance party by Nate Beatkarma Johnson 
*Additional wine, beer and non-alcoholic drink tickets available for purchase. 
Proceeds benefitting Tahoe Youth & Family Services

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Sample the Sierra After Party with us!!!