Reno has a new Basque-themed mural 

The City of Reno has a new mural near the basketball courts in Barbara Bennett Park. The lead artist is Leire Urbeltz, who is visiting from Pamplona, Spain. Local volunteers helped with the painting. The mural depicts aspects of local Basque culture, including shepherds, literary contributions, restaurants, food, and dance. A dedication ceremony including remarks from the artist and Basque performances is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 30 at 4 pm. Urbeltz also created a mural in Carson City in September as part of the Murals & Music Festival.

Overton has a new public sculpture

Clark County Parks and Recreation’s Public Art Office plans to unveil a new sculpture, “Earth Rise” by Mark Brandvik, outside of the Moapa Valley Community Center in Overton Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 5-7 pm. The sculpture is an abstracted, gravity-defying steel cairn that refers to the area’s history of excavation, erosion, and  archaeology, as well as the nearby Michael Heizer piece, “Double Negative.”

Photo: Clark County


UNLV arts journal ‘Dry Heat’ releases fall issue

The third issue of Dry Heat, the arts journal produced by the Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV, was released this month. The theme of this issue is “public art.” The guest editor is Jennifer Kleven, City of Las Vegas Arts Commissioner, and the issue includes writing by Sapira Cheuk, Scott Dickensheets (who’s also a Double Scoop contributor), Sarah Lohman, Chase McCurdy, and Laurens Tan. Hard copies of Dry Heat are available at the Barrick Museum of Art. You can also read it online here.

Photo: “Jaguar,” a 2016 sculpture by Miguel Rodriguez at 3130 McLeod Drive, Las Vegas. Photo: Becca Schwartz, courtesy Barrick Museum of Art 

7 Las Vegas artists to exhibit in London

Las Vegas artists Brent Holmes, Nancy Good, Diane Bush, Sapira Cheuk, Michelle Graves, Linda Shaffer, and Zoë Camper are participating in an exhibition at RSA House in London. The exhibition, Creativity offers us a new formula for life, which consists of video, virtual reality, and physical artworks, will be on view Nov. 1-Dec. 15, and the VR portion will continue through Jan. 31, 2024. The exhibition is presented by the Augmented Society Network, a forum that addresses topics related to augmentation, such as AI and climate change.

Photo: “Best Friends,” portraits by Zoë Camper, courtesy of Zoë Camper

NAC artist grants deadline Oct. 30

The deadline for the Nevada Arts Council’s next round of Project Grants for Artists is Monday, Oct. 30. The grant is for up to $3,000 for individual artists, for specific projects. Grant guidelines here.



2024 Burning Man Honoraria Grant open

Burning Man is accepting applications for 2024 honorarium grants. The organization awards $1.3 million annually to fund sculptural artworks to be installed on the playa during for the weeklong event. The first step of the process is to submit a Letter of Intent. These are due on Nov. 16. More info here.


Arts for All Nevada hiring program manager

Arts for All Nevada is hiring a part-time program manager to develop and facilitate educational programs. Duties include coordinating three annual public art festivals, managing a team of teaching artists, and overseeing classes, camps, and workshops. The compensation is $18-20/hour, depending on experience. For a full job description or to apply, email Executive Director Jackie Clay:


Sierra Arts hiring program assistant 

Sierra Arts Foundation is hiring a part-time program assistant to help administer community and educational programs. Duties include planning, budgeting, implementing, scheduling, evaluating, and promoting programs. For a full job description or to apply, email Tia Flores:

Posted by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s Editor & Publisher.