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DEADLINE: September 9   

The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission (RACC) invites you to submit your proposal for a $10,000 public art commission for the 2019 Winter Lights Festival in Reno, Nevada.

The RACC is seeking proposals from artists or artist teams interested in creating a temporary public art piece that features light in some way. The piece will be part of the inaugural Winter Light Festival in Reno, Nevada. The light festival will take place in Downtown Reno from December 7 through 15. 

For full details and submission instructions, download the call PDF. 

The Depot Gallery/Sierra Arts Foundation - Call for Show Proposals

Sierra Arts Galleries in both Reno and at the Sparks’ Depot Gallery, exist as venues for artists and curators to exhibit, develop, and advance their work. This two year project at The Depot Gallery will employ 19 artists. Each will be given a two month period to host and/or curate a solo show.

To apply send all materials to

Download further information and guidelines here.

Sierra Arts Foundation Call for Entries

The Sierra Arts Gallery seeks entries for 12x12: A Holiday Gift Show. All entries will be accepted providing they are 12” x 12”(or 12" deep) - not bigger, not smaller - and follow the rules of entry.
Artists must be members of Sierra Arts.

If you art not a member, you can sign up on Sierra Arts Foundation website for the artist rate of $35.

For complete information, download the call. 

Sierra Arts Foundation Holiday Sale

It's Happy Holidays already at Sierra Arts!  SAF is planning a curated holiday art sale for the months of November and December in the ANNEX Gallery. A few images of your work must be submitted along with price points prior acceptance into the sale. They ask that items be affordably priced under $200.Send all submissions to Maria Partridge.

Once selected artist must provide a complete inventory list of the items being sold.  Artists will receive 70% on all sales.  A check will be produced for the artist on the 5th of December for November sales and the 5th of January for December sales.  If you have any questions or concerns please email Val.

Are you an artist looking for public art opportunities? If you are interested in being notified of new opportunities, calls for artists, and events, please sign up for the Arts & Culture newsletter (be sure to check the Arts & Culture box after filling in your information). 

Public Art Proposals 

For artists and constituents who are interested in submitting a public art proposal on City of Reno right-of-way please refer to the Public Art page of this website.  Currently, the Public Art Committee and Reno Arts & Culture Commission is not accepting new project proposals for funding requests outside of City of Reno right-of-way. 


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