About this Venue
Valhalla at Lake Tahoe
The Tahoe Tallac Association was formed in 1979 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the goal of assisting the Forest Service in restoring the three estates on the Tallac Historic Site and developing the site as a historic center while sponsoring as well as producing the Valhalla Arts & Music Festival held annually on the Heller Estate of the Tallac Historic Site. The site is listed on the National Registry of Historic Sites.
The Tahoe Tallac Association and the U. S. Forest Service have enhanced and restored a significant heritage area in the Tahoe region. We are also enabling the public to learn about, as well as enjoy, many rich diverse cultural experiences. The Association annually sponsors the Valhalla Arts & Music Festival, which features events that reflect the art and music of many cultures and historic time frames while enriching the lives of those who attend.
The efforts of the Tallac Association and the U. S. Forest Service have brought life back to this once popular lakeside area. To date, several buildings have been rehabilitated and restored, but a great deal of work remains to be done. Currently, cultural arts programs are housed in several structures on the site, bike paths wind through the site and concerts and art exhibits are held throughout the summer. All of this varied activity attracts over 100,000 visitors each summer. There are many important facets to our program that appeal to all ages ranging from art and photo exhibitions, arts education, art demonstrations, artists in residency, theatrical performances and a huge array of concerts that are designed to appeal to a diverse culture, interest, as well as raise funds for restoration projects on the site.
The Valhalla Arts & Music Festival is a unique celebration of music and the visual arts. This upscale event is set against the magnificent backdrop of Lake Tahoe and the Tallac Historic Site. The Festival is in its 32nd year and is produced by the Tahoe Tallac Association.
The Tallac Historic Site is a 74 acre tract containing 19 historic structures including 3 rustic mansions dating from 1873 to 1920. The mansions and many smaller buildings set the stage for a variety of music and arts programs. Concert performances take place in the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre. Concertgoers can enjoy a picnic on the lawn before attending the concerts which feature jazz, Celtic, classical, Latin rhythms, Cajun or world music.
The Art Gallery located in the Valhalla Grand Hall showcases featured artists that produce and display their art for the site’s many visitors. At times one hundred artists participate annually.