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Tropic Hut at Tahoe Arts Festival

July 7-8, 2006, CalNeva Resort at Crystal Bay, CA



VIDEOS!

Click the thumbnails to the right to view video highlights of the Tahoe Arts Festival.  These videos are in QuickTime format.

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General Activity at the
Festival (8 Mb)

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Our new Tropic Silkie is
Clown Approved! (3.7 Mb)



 
 
20060707aTAF-DayBefore.JPG  Friday, July 7, the day before event starts.  Each artist's mural space is marked on the pavement of the CalNeva Resort parking lot.
Tropic Hut stand is all loaded in and ready for the event to start!

That's Roxanne standing next to our tent.  She was the only artist who actually began work on her mural on the day before the event even started.  Photos of her mural are further down.
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Saturday, July 8, first day of event.  Tropic Hut is open for business!
Within hours on the starting day artists were transforming the pavement into a gallery of murals.
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Sunday afternoon, July 9, second day of event.

It just so happened that the mural directly in front of our stand won first place in the large mural (12' X 12') category.
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The artist who drew this winning mural is a real pro.  This was the fourth year in a row that he won first place in the difficult 12' X 12' category.  He didn't even start on this piece until around noon on Sunday, just hours before the 4 PM judging deadline.  When you're this skilled you don't have to get started early!
This handsome tribute to firefighters won the Best In Show award.
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The next few pictures are of murals that may not have won awards in the judging but certainly deserve honorable mentions.
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Scroll back up to the first picture and see how this parking lot has been transformed is just two days.
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Parking lot murals weren't the only things being painted.  Squeaky the clown also did face painting and...KNEE painting!
 
 
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves from sketch to full color drawing.
Since Roxanne's mural was right next to the Tropic Hut stand
we got to follow her progress from start to finish.
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It was at the Tahoe Arts Festival that we first introduced our Tropic Silkie blended fruit drink.  You can imagine how pleased Jarvis was that the drink was a huge success!
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Our new Tropic Silkie is even clown approved!  Doc-O gives it an enthusiastic thumb up and...
 
 
Squeaky says the new Tropic Silkie is A-Okay!
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Thanks to Ruth Schnabel for putting it all together and thanks to all the artists,
musicians and participants for a very fun and successful Tahoe Arts Festival!



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