Tag: Reno

August is heat in Northern Nevada, and that brings out the festival season as well as quite a few art-oriented events. Let’s take a look at a few of these events.

Street Theater in Carson City

On the evenings of August 11th and 12th, Madame Curry will take us on a walk around Carson City‘s historic west side to encounter the lingering ghosts of those whose homes these were. Madame Curry is a spirited and historically fictional character named for the widow of Carson City’s founder, Abe Curry.

This is the 26th season of the Carson City Ghost Walk, a delightfully spooky and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian Era and diverse history. Hear about lingering spirits of the long ago centuries, haunted and paranormal stories and gossip from the past. This is a spirit lead, guided walking tour of the downtown district’s west side historic homes and businesses.

The 15th annual “Jazz and Beyond”, Carson City Music and Art Festival is presented by the Mile High Jazz Band Association and Carson City: 17 days of Music, Art, and Film all around Carson City starting August 3rd and running through August 19th.

Jazz and Beyond is a homegrown event celebrating the talent of our region and relying on many local music fans who donate their time and effort,” said planning committee co-chair David Bugli, President of the Mile High Jazz Band Assoc. “Sponsors and volunteers help us make the event one of the best in the area, and keep performances admission free.”


Hot Club of San Francsco plays Artown in RenoArtown audience for the Hot Club of San Francisco

Evey year Artown has grown and become a nationally recognized arts showcase, and last month Reno was dazed with a very full schedule of visual art, performance art, music, classes, workshops, and much more.

Above: The Hot Club of San Francisco set 10,000 toes to tapping at Brantley Ranch. This was the 22nd Artown with over 500 events and an expected 300,000 attendees.

The opening weekend was indeed spectacular with Bandaloop dancing high up on the side of the black glass Reno City building and a performance by Los Lobos. There was music almost every night and art to see every day as well as a lot of local theater.

Last year there was a Mural Expo in Reno with 20 artists creating large murals all over Downtown Reno. One of them had not been properly approved so the City of Reno ordered it to be painted over. Asa Kennedy is the artist who created this piece, and he explains his feelings about the destruction of his art.

Carol Foldvary-Anderson has enlivened the local art scene in various ways — scrumptious calligraphy! that unforgettable paper sculpture! — so it was a special surprise to find her exhibiting new works in oil pastel smudge technique at West Elm recently.

Wild Women at PlayThis Just In — Wild Women will once again return to the Summit Mall in South Reno for a Fall Show. Sign up for the newsletter to stay informed.

Friday, October 19 4 pm – 8 pm show & reception
Saturday, October 20 10 am – 5 pm | Sunday, October 21 11 am – 4 pm
Underwood Story hour 11 am

NevadaGram #202 – Rural RoundUp in Tonopah, Big Spike in Boulder City, Reno Night on the Town

Peter Barton and Gernor Brian Sandoval at dedication of the new NSRy bridge to Henderson

Rural RoundUp, the annual grand conclave of tourism workers from all around rural Nevada, was held this year in Tonopah. The speakers were insightful and entertaining, the workshops apt and informative, the meals ambitious and delicious and the schmoozing pleasant and productive . . . but what we most remember is the wind. The bitterly […]

Reno Correspondence – January 2018

Downtown Reno: One Square Mile Edition In the colder months, we tend to stay a little closer to home. Erik pursues the “One Square Mile” theme, featuring scenes he paints within a square mile of the loft (show at La Terre Verte, downtown Reno), and we relish the opportunity to base most of our activities […]

Reno Correspondence – October 2017

Hike of the Month:                                                       Fall aspens in Thomas Creek Canyon (photo courtesy of Carol Grigus) Fall is in the air, and a must-do hike for October is Thomas Creek, out the Mount Rose Highway just 20 minutes south of downtown. Starting at the Thomas Creek Trailhead on Timberline Drive will take you up through […]

Reno Correspondence – September 2017

It’s All About the RIVER, Babie! The river matured late this year, with cold water and bank to bank flows persisting into late August. The upside is that the river should still be tube-able (and swimable) in September. We plan to over-indulge in this refreshing activity, putting in at Mayberry Park upstream and taking out […]

Reno Correspondence – August 2017

                                                                  The Truckee River Bike Path along Riverside Drive, Reno Hike (Bike) of the Month Summer is hot enough in Reno, without us adding to global warming by driving our cars around everywhere. So this month Erik and I decided to dust off our bikes and do some ‘splorin’, with the help of the RTC’s […]

Reno Correspondence – July 2017

Reno: The Best Place to Live (and Play) When Erik and I were striving to create a home for ourselves, first separately and then together, we faced a couple of challenges. First, we are both desert rats. We love big skies, open spaces, ghost towns and lonesome places. We fantasize about living “out in the […]

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