Artown Little Book released

Artown, Reno’s month-long summer art and culture festival, has released the Little Book, detailing 650+ events slated to take place in July in Reno, Sparks, Virginia City, Carson City, and Incline Village. The books—50,000 in English and 5,000 in Spanish—are available at several establishments including Nevada State Bank, Port of Subs, Washoe County Libraries, and Raley’s. The calendar is also available on Artown’s website.



New Vozzola mural dedicated in Las Vegas today

Today the city of Las Vegas dedicated Eric Vozzola’s new mural, “Color Therapy,” at the Charleston Underpass just east of Grand Central Parkway. The mural is one of the largest in Nevada, covering nearly 24,000 square feet. To see more of Vozzola’s murals around Las Vegas, visit his Instagram.

Poster artist announced for 2025 Cowboy Poetry Gathering 

The Western Folklife Center in Elko has announced that the poster artist for the for the 40th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is Don Weller of Oakley, Utah. The poster features his 2024 watercolor painting of a horse and a rider in a snowy, mountain landscape, “Blowing Cold.” Weller has done design and illustration for Time Magazine, the National Football League, and the 1984 Olympic Games, and he has designed five stamps for the United States Post Office. The poster will be available for sale at the gathering Jan. 27 – Feb. 1, 2025.

Priscilla Fowler gallery launches membership program

Priscilla Fowler Fine Art Gallery, located the Downtown Las Vegas Arts District for the past eight years, has launched a new membership program in an effort to bolster funds in order to combat the rising cost of rent. The program offers several levels of annual membership, each including benefits such as a discount on gallery artwork on your birthday, a discount on gift shop items, party and VIP event invitations, and business advertising. The gallery’s website has more details.

Nevada museums offer discounts to military families

Museums around the state are offering free admission to military families through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, as part of the Blue Star Museums program, run by the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families. Participating Nevada museums include the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, the Neon Museum on Las Vegas, Lost City Museum in Overton, the Northeast Nevada Museum in Elko, and several others. The full list of participating Nevada museums is here.

Nevada Humanities awards major grants

Nevada Humanities announced on May 22 that it has awarded $202,358 in grant funding to 35 cultural organizations—34 in Nevada and one in California. Visual arts organizations that have been awarded funds include the Holland Project and the Nevada Museum of Art, both in Reno, and Capital City Arts Initiative in Carson City.

Here’s the full list of awardees:

Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute, Las Vegas
$5,625 Black Mountain Institute 2023-2024 Season

Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Teaching and Learning, The Dr. Porter Lee Troutman, Jr. Center for Multicultural Education, Las Vegas
$7,500 Affirming Youth of Color in Educational and Community Spaces through Skate Pedagogy

Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Veterans’ Voices: We’re Listening, Las Vegas
$7,500 Veterans’ Voices: We’re Listening Oral History Project

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, Las Vegas
$5,625 Cultural Celebrations with DISCOVERY

IAF, Inc., Las Vegas
$7,500 Weaving Our Cultures Arts Festival 2024

Las Vegas Natural History Museum, Las Vegas
$7,500 2023 December to Remember: Exploring Cultural Traditions

Love Outreach, Las Vegas
$3,750 “Humanities Spotlight: FACES IN THE DARK” – Theatrical Exploration of Cultural Evolution and Building Community

Neon Museum, Las Vegas
$5,625 Visual Oral Histories

Writing Downtown, Las Vegas
$5,625 Writing Downtown Presents: Community Building in the Arts

Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education, Great Basin College, Humanities Center, Elko
$5,625 A Thousand Cranes: A One-Act Theater Production and Panel Discussion

Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Anthropology, Anthropology Research Museum, Reno
$5,625 Implementing Past Perfect for Public Research at the University of Nevada, Reno Anthropology Research Museum

Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of History, Reno
$5,585.25 The Complete Online Diaries of Alfred Doten

Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education, University of Nevada, Reno, John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art, Reno
$5,625 Resilience—A Sansei Sense of Legacy Exhibition and Humanities Conversations

Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno
$2,237.50 TMCC Diane Dodd Cheseldine Distinguished Speaker Series 2024

Capital City Arts Initiative, Carson City
$7,500 CCAI Tomorrow

Carson City Symphony Association, Inc., Carson City
$3,440 Pre-Concert Talks, Scottish Music & Dance Workshop, and Cello Fest

City of Reno Arts and Culture Department, Reno
$5,625 City of Reno Historic Marker Program

David J. Drakulich Art Foundation for Freedom of Expression, Reno
$5,625 Northern Nevada Veterans Writing Project for Veterans and the Military Connected-Community

Good Luck Macbeth, Reno
$3,750 New Works Festival

Nevada Center for Civic Engagement, National History Day, Sparks
$5,625 Community Engagement in Civics & History

Nevada Museum of Art, Reno
$7,500 Sagebrush and Solitude: Maynard Dixon in Nevada

Nevada State Prison Preservation Society, Carson City
$7,500 Far Beyond the Walls Exhibition

Reno Bike Project DBA KWNK-LP 97.7FM, Reno
$5,625 KWNK 2023/24 Humanities + Community-based Programs

The Holland Project, Reno
$7,500 Curator Series

Western Folklife Center, Elko
$7,500 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Keynote Address

Boulder City Chautauqua, Boulder City
$3,750 2024 Boulder City Chautauqua

Friends of Avi Kwa Ame National Monument, Searchlight
$7,500 Searchlight Gold Beam Publication 2024

Nevada Women’s Film Collective, Las Vegas
$7,500 Nevada Women’s Film Festival

Poetry Promise, Inc., Las Vegas
$5,246.25 Poetry Promise Program

Burlesque Hall of Fame, Inc., Las Vegas
$3,637.50 Steppin’ out: Latine Burlesque in the US, 1950 to Present

City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, Las Vegas
$7,500 Las Vegas Tamale and Mariachi Festival

Jazz Outreach Initiative, Las Vegas
$5,625 Essentially Ellington Las Vegas Regional

Shoshone Museum Association, Inyo, CA
$5,625 Death Valley’s Red Light Women Film Project

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas
$3,525 DRUMLine Live Student Matinee and Teaching Guides

Women of Diversity Productions, Las Vegas
$4,311.75 “The Women Who Saved History”—A Podcast Celebrating the Nevada Women Who Preserved Our State’s History

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