Siren Arts seeks donors

Courtesy Siren Arts

Siren Arts, a local grassroots organization, is seeking supporters and donors as part of its campaign to develop a Tahoe City Arts & Cultural Center at the Firehouse Properties.

The Firehouse Properties are part of the 4.3-acre parcel that make up Commons Beach and includes the old Tahoe City fire station and the two buildings currently housing the North Tahoe Arts Center. The parcel was deeded “to the people of Tahoe City” through an act of congress by Ulysses S. Grant in 1872. Placer County, which owns the land, has hired a consultant to conduct a feasibility study to evaluate the site and redevelopment proposals, including Siren Arts’ proposal. The study is expected to be completed this spring.

Siren Arts is proposing a multi-use arts and cultural center that would include event and performance space, artist studios, exhibit space, classrooms, office space for local nonprofits, a commercial kitchen, cafe and public space.

Siren Arts is asking community members to visit the Web site to learn more and to sign up to voice support for the idea of a community center. The Tahoe Weekly is a supporter of the proposal. | sirenarts.org