Sierra Nevada College’s beautiful new center for the arts at Lake Tahoe is open! Enjoy all it has to offer this July.

July 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for this community-wide celebration, complete with tours of our spectacular new spaces for art-making, exhibitions in the new galleries and some of southern California’s best music.

Live Music by Andy Hill and Renee´ Safier
Andy and Renee´ are regulars at the House of Blues and El Ray Theater in Hollywood, the Telluride Blues Festival, the Napa Valley Folk Festival, and other great venues.

In the Ron and Maureen Ashley Community Gallery: recent works by California landscape artist Gregory Kondos

In the Garage Door Gallery: Ruinelust, a soundscape installation by Santa Fe musician Ben Tempchin and Reno artist Sarah Lillegard

Cash Bar
Parking on SNC’s Main Campus with Shuttles available


The SNC Art Department is a vibrant, immersive, interdisciplinary program that is a safe harbor for personal expression and a challenging adventure for creative exploration.

In its new home in the Holman Arts & Media Center, made possible by the incredible generosity of Robert and Robin Holman, it has found an inspirational environment that is spacious, adaptive and dynamic. Students working in the open, airy studios will have views of the outdoors, and passersby will be treated to close-up views of the artistic process at work.

A 25% increase in available space brings the department another step closer to the launch of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program, expands the arts community in the Lake Tahoe region by encouraging creating art and interaction between faculty, students and local artists, and provides additional resources to give students the fullest opportunity for artistic expression in every medium into the digital age and beyond.


[blockquote cite=”Professor Rick Parsons” float=”left”]The Holman Arts & Media Center building will be the beacon for creative thought, innovation and expression in the Tahoe Basin.[/blockquote]

Three additional Exhibition/Social spaces create new opportunities for community collaboration, exhibitions by nationally and internationally-known artists, and exhibits, sales, and critique symposiums by local artists, students and faculty.

[blockquote cite=”Professor Sheri Leigh O’Connor” float=”right”]The new Holman Arts & Media Center will involve the community through numerous public art exhibitions, musical performances, and a variety of thought provoking presentations by an eclectic group of intellects.[/blockquote]

The new audio, video and digital arts labs provide properly configured spaces for recording, production and live-streaming of digital content, allowing us to forge new partnerships with local media organizations and create a digital library of interviews and lectures by visiting artists, scholars and industry leaders.

[blockquote cite=”Professor Chris Lanier” float=”left”]The increased capacity for multimedia production will allow us to capture and broadcast the ideas and conversations that happen on campus, across all departments. In the process, students will receive training in a professional production environment.[/blockquote]

The new studios large, flexible spaces and moveable walls facilitate interdisciplinary practices, creative collaboration, and the exploration of ideas across boundaries that defines transformational arts education here at SNC.

[blockquote cite=”Professor Russell Dudley” float=”right”]I am particularly excited by the opportunity the new building and its design presents. The integrative space will allow more cohesion and collaboration in the art program at SNC.[/blockquote]


A Message from Robin and Robert Holman

We envision that this Center will be the new artistic and intellectual hub not just for Sierra Nevada College but for Incline Village and the Lake Tahoe basin. Robert and I have always felt that we needed to cultivate cultural opportunities to augment the physical beauty that is Tahoe. We looked around and saw the exciting things that are happening at Sierra Nevada College and we knew we wanted to partner with SNC to make change happen.