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    Desert Rainbow

    Photo Credit: Sb Sullivan

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    Couple sitting at Wingfield Park

    Photo Credit: Darron Birgenheier

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    Service Dog, Nala, at the Truckee River

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Arts & Culture

The Arts are Alive in Reno!

McKinley Arts & Culture Center

Gallery West

March 10, 2014 – April 18, 2014

Amy Hunter

The Untraditional Feminist 


The Untraditional Feminist is a subtle yet scathing critique on the historic roles of women in association with domestic responsibilities. Using dramatized images of conservatively dressed and faceless women subverting archetypal norms, Hunter expresses a defiance of the past yet without a distancing

McKinley Arts & Culture Center

Gallery East

March 10, 2014 – April 18, 2014

Kati Toivanen



Transmutations is a body of digital collages that oscillate between abstraction and representation—the latter often resembling macro photographs of delicate plants or small organisms. 


Reno City Hall

Metro Gallery

March 10, 2014 – April 18, 2014

Melissa Melero

The Basket Series


The Basket Series works are abstract images inspired by the basketry of the Natives in the Great Basin Area. Using designs and textures from her Paiute culture, Melero also combines other organic cultural elements such as willows, tules, cattails, and pine nuts with built layers of paint which become sculptural objects that reflect a rich perspective of the Great Basin.


Musical Performance at Wingfield AmphitheaterThe 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.


2014 Gallery Call for Entries and the 2015-2016 Gallery Application are available now.

Public Art Opportunities

In 2013, the City of Reno issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a Virginia Street Bridge Art Project and commissioned Paolo Cividino of Tutto Ferro, Inc. to design, fabricate and install  the public art component for the bridge and associated retaining walls. Click here to view the RFQ

The Cultural Master Plan (2012) has been adopted

We have completed the process of updating the Cultural Master Plan (2012). (Appendices)

The 2012 Cultural Master Plan will enable the City of Reno, and it's Arts and Culture Commission, to take the community to the next level of cultural awareness. The plan envisions "A city which embraces the arts as essential to a healthy, progressive community, bringing life, hope, energy, insight, and wealth that endures. Its citizens support the entire range of cultural and artistic expression and celebrate the relevance of the individual artist. This culture of art salutes the past, honors the present, and illuminates the future." (2012 Cultural Master Plan Vision Statement)

If you are interested in how the plan was developed, please contact Christine Fey, Arts and Culture Manager at (775) 334-2417.

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Eye on Reno Arts & Culture
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