Arts + Culture + History


Inspired by natural beauty and mountain scenery, Truckee is home to a creative culture that is rugged, vibrant, innovative and resourceful. Within Truckee's cultural district, discover theater, dance, studios, art and photography galleries, exhibits and public art, a Makerspace, and a new state-of-the-art museum including history about the Donner Party and much more. Search for creative locals, organizations, places and historical sites. In July 2017, Truckee was awarded a "California Cultural District" designation by the state after a highly competitive six-month process.

This September and October, Visit Truckee created Fall Into Art, a fall festival bringing all offerings into one season-long celebration. Learn more at

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Explore the heart of Truckee’s Cultural District in downtown with a walking tour.
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The Truckee Cultural District is overseen by the Truckee Arts Alliance, with the support of the Truckee Public Art Commission. Partners for the Truckee Cultural District include the Town of Truckee and the Truckee Chamber of Commerce.

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To learn more visit the Truckee Arts Alliance webpage.

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About Truckee Cultural District:

The Truckee Cultural District is a geographical area where one can find a concentration of historic, artistic and cultural activities and attractions, all of which provide opportunities for creative enterprise. Truckee was awarded one of only 14 cultural district designations by the State of California in 2016. Read Press Release

An exploration of the Truckee Cultural District provides unique and authentic mountain culture experiences, for both residents and visitors to enjoy.

The Truckee Cultural District also reflects the diversity of our cultural assets that enhance Truckee’s social and economic quality of life.

Our Vision is to position Truckee as a vibrant hub for art and culture inspired by our community’s majestic high alpine setting.

Our Mission is to foster diverse art and cultural enterprises through collaborative partnerships and promotion of our community’s authentic cultural assets.

We Value cooperative thinking and collaborative marketing that supports every creative person who belongs to Truckee’s cultural community. Everyone matters, everyone belongs and every organization striving to foster the arts is valued and welcome to our growing community.


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