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North Lake Tahoe is teeming with art and activity during the Historic Downtown Truckee Arts and Crafts Festival, which takes place over a September weekend. Hosted by the Truckee Downtown Merchant’s Association, this free event welcomes visitors to browse and shop among the original work of artists and crafters from across the western United States showcasing their handcrafted creations including original photography, jewelry, sculptures, ceramics and much more.Taking place in downtown Truckee’s walkable historic mountain setting on the closed street of Bridge Street between Donner Pass Road and Jibboom Street, the unique venue offers something for everyone, whether you want to experience the history of the area, meet artists and craftspeople, stroll along the river, shop among the many independent boutique stores or eat at any one of over a dozen restaurants.