create explore discover press release

August 26, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               

Contact: Sarah Stevenson



RENO, NEVADA (August 22, 2011) – This fall in beautiful Lake Tahoe, an inaugural art retreat will be held attracting those who aspire for more creativity in their lives to gather among talented instructors and let their creativity abound for three glorious days.  From painting to photography to embroidery illustration, attendees will be encouraged to reconnect with their “inner creative” while exploring the great outdoors, enjoying healthy, delicious food and having a playful get-away.   This retreat is designed to be a creative, hands-on, intimate event; really the first of it’s kind in the area.   All levels of artists are encouraged to attend.  No experience necessary; just a desire to learn and play creatively.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone to spend a weekend rejuvenating their creative spirit in one of the most beautiful places on the west coast,” said Sarah Stevenson, founder of the event.

Featured artists at the retreat include award winning illustrator, artist and author Denice Barlow Brown; Marisa Anne, the artist and blogger behind Creative Thursday, who’s art is sold at major retailers including Urban Outfitters, Papyrus and Land of Nod; painter, designer and artist Liz Kalloch and registered interior designer and avid photographer Sarah Stevenson.

 The retreat will be held at Cedar House Sport Hotel located just outside of Truckee, CA.  In addition to the classes, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the Lake Tahoe/Truckee area with optional outdoor activities.  To register for the event or for more information, please visit


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