Northern Nevada Arts & Artists


Here’s what is going on in some of our Northern Nevada Cities in April

Carson City
Carson City has a very positive arts community with many summertime events and art galleries as well as the Carson City Museum. Next month we will  look at the art culture of Carson City.

In the meantime, check out an artist reception at one of my favorite Carson City art galleries, Artsy Fartsy.

“Join Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery as we celebrate the artwork of local artist Jason Clark. The acrylic pour technique he uses, is both playful and vibrant with color. Finished with handmade custom frames. Each piece is an original and signed by the artist. Drop by Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery on April 26th from 4-7 pm and meet Jason in person. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and some light appetizers, while view his series entitled ‘Reborn'”.

Ely welcomes back so-called “Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada,” Wally Cuchine is a rural art collector and former Ely resident who lives in Eureka where he recently retired as impresario of the Eureka Opera House. His collection is to say the least extensive and has always, brought a crowd to the Ely Art Bank. This is an event sponsored by the Ely Renaissance Society.

The Churchill Arts Council is in their 32nd Annual Arts Event Season. Kat Edmonson will be performing Saturday, April 21.

“In little more than a decade, Kat Edmonson has emerged as one of the most distinctive performers in contemporary American music. The Texas native forged her sound performing in small rooms and clubs, then touring worldwide and performing with the likes of Lyle Lovett, Chris Isaak, Jamie Cullum and Gary Clark Jr.

Her newest album Old Fashioned Gal, is coming out April 27 and this will be the second show of the Old Fashioned Gal Spring 2018 tour.”

Reno is busy reinventing its Arts and Culture community and finding an eager audience ready to be entertained and delighted. Bruka Theater, RenoOne of my main interests is the theater and Reno has a lot of theater indeed. Reno Little Theater has been entertaining audiences since 1935 and this year offers a full season of exciting shows. Add to that Bruka Theater in the heart of downtown, Good Luck Macbeth Theater Company in the heart of Midtown, University of Nevada Theater, Truckee Meadows Community College Theater Company, as well as strong high school theater.

A couple of plays caught my attention for the month of April in Reno:

Bruka Theater and Good Luck Macbeth are joining forces to produce Hedwig and the Angry Inch on April 20.

Reno Little Theater presents Brews, Brats & Ballet

“We are welcoming back the Sierra Nevada Ballet for their annual event: Brews, Brats & Ballet. A celebration of new choreography modeled after Sacramento Ballet’s highly successful tradition of Beer and Ballet. Enjoy tasty bratwursts and sip on select microbrews while you take in the latest choreographed pieces from SNB. Features brand new short choreographed works by local and out of state dance artists. Audience members will have the opportunity to hear about the creative process that each individual choreographic artist practices and then be entertained by the dancers of Sierra Nevada Ballet as they perform each new choreographic work.”

Reno Little Theater“This year Brews and Brats will be sold à la carte and are not included in the admission price. Tickets to the event are $25 General Admission.”
To go along with the theater there is plenty of visual arts in the city with many small art galleries, the museum of art, public art on just about every corner downtown. With the full backing of the Reno city government and the Reno mayor Hillary Schieve Reno is poised to be a heavy hitter in the ever-expanding art and culture community. There is a lot to do and to see in Reno for the art enthusiast, and I’ll cover it all right here. Please leave your suggestions and recommendations in the Comment box below.

The Generator, Sparks NevadaSparks has a very interesting makers space that offers classes and workshops that will help you to gain the skills to create your own art, from drawing to metal work and almost everything in between. The Generator is located at 1240 Icehouse Ave.

Here are a few workshops this month at the Generator:

  • Basic Stage Combat and Swordsmanship on April 1st
  • Let’s Make a Monster! : Hand Sewing Class April 7th
  • Introduction to Notching Pipe & Tubing April 14th
  • Introduction to Bending Pipe & Tubing April 14th

In the months to come we will be looking at Street and public art, the rise of Burning Man and its influence on art in Nevada, how the destruction of the old motels on Reno’s west side may be making way for more space to create a larger art community here, and much more.



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