The finer side of life: Two-day art show comes to Incline Village for fourth year |

The finer side of life: Two-day art show comes to Incline Village for fourth year

Karen Hale's "A Stop in Time" is one of the pieces that can be seen at the Incline Village Fine Art Festival, which is held at Preston Field on Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14.
Courtesy / CWB Events |

The fourth annual Incline Village Fine Art Festival comes to North Shore’s Preston Field this weekend. Kicking off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, the festival continues on Sunday, Aug. 14, and concludes at 5 p.m. on both days. Artists from across the country will participate in this two-day event, which showcases original work from a variety of mediums.

Two- and three-dimensional artwork will be on display in the festival, which is presented by CWB Events.

“There are sculptures, great woodworking — a lot of good paintings. There’s some really nice work,” said Curtis Beck, founder of CWB Events.

Approximately 35 artists will participate in this year’s festival. According to Beck, about one-third are considered local, and only one is from Incline Village. Artists have to pay an entry fee in order to participate in the festival. The money goes toward renting the park, security, restrooms and other necessary items for the event to run successfully.

Participants go through an application process in order to present their work in the show, and Beck has strict criteria for the work he admits.

“It’s a small show, but it’s all quality art. I tend to turn people away if the quality doesn’t meet my standards,” he added. “[The show is] mostly fine art, painting and sculptures.”

Each artist will be present on-site to discuss their work with festival attendees. All artwork is additionally available for purchase.

“Presented are innovative works in differing styles of contemporary, traditional and modern art for the discriminating individual or corporate collector,” according to a CWB Events press release.

Many of the artists in the show have also shown their work at La Quinta, one of the premier art festivals in the country.

“Their work has to have quality, and how they present it has to be quality, too,” Beck said.

Although he is not an artist, Beck has an appreciation for those who are successful in their craft. “What these people do is amazing — it blows me away. I would like to be an artist, but I am far too logical.”

Beck’s interest in the arts extends beyond those he admits into this weekend’s festival. Truckee-based nonprofit Arts for the Schools, which promotes arts education for children, will have a booth at the event. With more schools cutting arts programs, Beck believes having Arts for the Schools in attendance is wise.

“They promote arts in the schools, and I am all for that. I find it a shame so many schools are cutting their arts programs,” he added.

Admission and parking for the Incline Village Fine Art Festival are free for those wishing to attend, and the venue is handicap accessible.

Preston Field is located at 700 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village, Nevada.

For more information, visit or call 916-936-9393.

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