The City of Reno is a leader in arts and culture. The community has a rich variety of special events, historic buildings, performing arts and galleries. A strong public art program helps sustain and encourage downtown economic development. Cultural diversity and history are embraced and interwoven within the fabric of our city. Discover why we are Artown.
Current Gallery Shows
The Black Rock Press: Student Work
Roger Kinnaman: The Other Side of Reno
For the first time ever in the history of Art BLAST, we are proud to announce that Michelle Lassaline, with her work of "Out of the Forest, We Came to the Coast", won both the 2014 People's Choice Award AND the 2014 Best of Show Award! Congratulations to ALL our exceptional Art BLAST 2014 artists! You've made Reno proud!
Congrats to Reno native Adam Cates for his 2014 Tony Award! Reno Gazette Journal article.
Cultural Master Plan
The City of Reno adopted the Cultural Master Plan in 2012.
Reno Arts and Culture Commission - Seeking a new commissioner
Please fill out this form if you would like to become a Reno Arts and Culture commissioner.
New Class at McKinley Arts and Culture Center
Beaux Art Classes – The techniques of the Great French Master Painters, from the 17th century to the present days.
Our program will allow people, over the course of a series of classes, to tame unique techniques, usually reserved for French Art Masters, which have traditionally only been taught in the prestigious French school of art: “Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts”. To guarantee the quality of the classes, the instructor is a true French Art Master, graduated by this famous Art school in 1991. For each class, students will discover a new slice of the French history of Art (Romantism, Impressionism…etc) and the specific techniques of its greatest painters, such as Renoir, Monet, Delatour…
Whatever their level is, this curriculum will benefit every student: The instructor will bring individual attention to each of the students, and will be certain that they are comfortable with their level of knowledge and that they are having fun. After all- being able to express an idea in a clear and beautiful way- is not only rewarding in its end – but it is also fun in its process.
McKinley Arts and Culture Center
925 Riverside Drive 334-2417
Tuesdays 5:30pm -8:30pm
$45 for one class or $150 for 4 classes.
Starting October 14th 2014
Reno Art Explorer
Reno Art explorer is a location-based mobile guide and navigator for artworks in the City of Reno.
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