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The Carmel Gallery

Art Gallery or Studio
The interior of the Carmel Gallery in historic downtown Truckee, next to the Truckee Hotel and Moody's Bistro. – Elizabeth Carmel

ADA Accessibility Notes

The gallery is handicap accessible and has a ramp located on Church Street.

At the east end of Truckee's historic downtown Commercial Row sits a 2,600 sq. foot art gallery.

The building was designed and built by the multi-talented Olof Carmel and features recycled barn wood floors, a stone fireplace, and Berkeley Mills custom furniture. The gallery not only showcases an extensive selection of fine art landscape photography by Sierra-based photographers Olof and Elizabeth Carmel, but also sells unique minerals and crystals, designer jewelry by Truckee's former mayor Craig Threshie, antique Japanese Hokkaido hand carved bears, and Elizabeth Carmel's photographic books featuring beautiful photos of the Sierra and Lake Tahoe, calendars and cards.

The Carmels live in Truckee full time and specialize in unique and expressive landscapes of the natural world. Their prints combine dramatic photography, vivid colors, and artistic touches to create new, captivating visions of the natural world. All their photographic works are printed and framed right in Truckee. Custom sizes printed to customers specifications are available either on "gallery wrap canvas" or on fine art paper, and are giclée printed using archival inks and museum quality printing materials. The Carmels specialize in unique installations of their work which vary in size from10" X15 " up to sizes of 6 X10 feet! The gallery, a truly inspiring piece of craftsmanship, along with the magnificent selection of art pieces, is a stunning work of art in its entirety.

Eco-Friendly Notes

In addition to the gallery's recycled barn wood floors, Elizabeth and Olof Carmel use "green lighting", recycled bags and packaging, and recycle all waste.

Pet Friendly Notes

Well behaved dogs welcome.


Open daily 11:00AM-5:00PM (until 8:00PM during special events)

Seasons Open

Open year round

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