Tahoe Arts Project has been presenting professional performing arts in South Lake Tahoe schools as well as the community since 1987. Our program serves more than 5,000 kindergarten through 12th-grade students at 10 schools in El Dorado, Alpine and Douglas counties. For the majority of these students, TAP provides their only exposure to live performers of various cultures. The arts play a vital role in children's education and help teach appreciation of cultural heritage, contribute to the development of basic learning skills and promote growth in the ability to analyze, interpret, synthesize and evaluate. The artists children meet through TAP programs demonstrate the values of self-discipline and the pursuit of excellence. As schools' budgets and programs continue to be cut, TAP is a vital to local schools for performing arts education.
TAP also presents a public performance series, a program that has generated a high level of respect from Tahoe audiences. The quality and diversity of our performers and the affordability of our shows are valued by the community. These performances are suitable for all ages and offer a wonderful opportunity to experience the arts as a family.
TAP is very fortunate to receive funding from Vail Resorts Echo to help offset the costs of bringing these performers to South Lake Tahoe. Federal and state funding for the arts continues to decline and we have come to rely on corporate and individual support as well as fundraising events to keep TAP alive.
This October marks TAP's 26th season and we hope to see all of you at our performances. We are currently looking for volunteers to serve on our board and to help with fundraising and events. For more information about how you can help, visit www.tahoeartsproject.org.
- Corporate sustainability has always been fundamental for Heavenly Mountain Resort and its parent company, Vail Resorts. Through Vail Resorts Echo, our sustainability program, we hope to connect our communities to our efforts - from on the ground conservation programs to grants for local schools. Aimed at both protecting the natural resources that surround the resorts and helping build stronger communities where our employees live and work, Vail Resorts Echo encompasses three core efforts: environmental stewardship, charitable giving and community engagement. Want to learn more about VR Echo? Go to www.vailresortsecho.com.