Bear Box Art Fundraiser

Does the Bear Box in front of your house need some artistic expression? Want another way to support the Sierra State Parks Foundation and local Lake Tahoe Artists? Be the envy of your neighborhood and invest in our Bear Box Art Fundraiser!

A $500 donation to the Sierra State Parks Foundation will get one preferred side of your bear box painted with a fabulous image. $300 of each bear box painted will go directly to the Sierra State Parks Foundation! You may also work directly with the artist to get more sides or the entire bear box painted.

Update May 12, 2021: Thanks to the generosity and support of our community, the Sierra State Parks Foundation raised $7,000 to support the many great works of the Foundation.

How to Upgrade Your Bear Box:

  1. Select Artist # and the design #. For instance, Artist 2C would indicate Artist #2’s third design.
  2. Purchase Bear Box Art here. Click $500, “Apply Where Needed,” and Donate. Choose your design selection on the following page. Your donation will be applied locally to priority projects at our Lake Tahoe – Donner CA State Park.
  3. Our staff will contact you within 72 hours to make the arrangements between you and your selected artist. Expect this entire process to take up to one month to complete from start to finish. The Bear Box Art Fundraiser runs from May to September/October depending on the consistent warm temperature required for the paint to dry.

Artist 1: Marianne Bartley –

Artist 2: Dale Slingland

Artist 3: Erica Johnson –

Artist 4: Hope Huber –

Hope’s Past Works as References to Artist’s Style –

Artist 5: Tailor Pollak –

Artist 6: Nick Noyes

FINISHED BEAR BOXES: