All Things Artown

As Artown turns twenty this year, Reno Public Radio is exploring the festival's evolution, highlighting upcoming events, and profiling innovative artists and exhibits.

Tune in all July for our ongoing coverage of Artown, a month-long celebration of the arts in Reno.

We should also mention that KUNR is a media sponsor for Artown. 

Julia Oversloot-Berg

During the Holocaust, people often turned a blind eye to the horrific fate of their Jewish neighbors and acquaintances. But there were also many who took it upon themselves to save Jewish men, women, and children, despite the grave danger it placed upon them and their families.  Yad Vashem in Jerusalem--the world's center for researching and documenting the Holocaust--has deemed these heroes as the Righteous Among The Nations. A traveling exhibit to honor them has landed at the University of Nevada, Reno and will be up through August 27th.

Doors To Recovery

Artown is drawing to a close this week, but Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports that the community impacts of one project, the Doors To Recovery exhibit, will extend far beyond the month-long festival.  

Don't Miss The Last Week Of Artown!

Jul 28, 2015

The 20th Artown Festival wraps up this Saturday 8/1.  Schedule and details at www.renoisartown.com.  

Danna O'Connor chats with Artown's Beth MacMillan about the last week of events and the World Music concert, featuring Lurrie Bell and Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba, Wednesday at Wingfield Park.

A New Look At Romeo And Juliet

Jul 24, 2015

Sierra Nevada Ballet performs "Romeo and Juliet" with a new twist.  The story is told through the eyes of Juliet's mom, Lady Capulet.  Danna O'Connor has a preview with Rosine Bena and Ananda Weber-Bena.

Performances are 7/25 at Oats Park Art Center in Fallon, 7/27 at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and 8/1 at Nightingale Concert Hall.  Tickets at www.sierranevadaballet.org.

Transformative. Meditative. Healing. These words are often used to describe the Artown exhibit Combat Papers: Service Through Art.  It’s on display now at Northwest Reno Library.  Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray visited the library to see how artists have turned recycled military uniforms into their canvas.

Simon Williams / The Nature Conservancy in Nevada

This spring, a team of architecture professors and students partnered with the Nature Conservancy to build a tiny public park covering the area of a single parking space in downtown Las Vegas. The structure is called a parklet and it’s a place where urban and natural worlds collide. 

Discover The Arts Of Dickerson Road

Jul 17, 2015

Art Spot Reno and Artown invite you to a street party at Reno's industrial arts district, Dickerson Road.  There will be food trucks, art demos, music and tours of local businesses.  It's a free, family-friendly event from 10am to 10pm Saturday, July 18th.  For details, go to www.artspotreno.com.

Danna O'Connor chats with artist and co-owner of Art Spot Reno, Eric Brooks about the event.

Julia Ritchey

  

Artown’s Reno Fashion Show is celebrating its fourth year Saturday at the Atlantis Casino Resort, where 200 models will strut the runway featuring work from a dozen designers. This year’s show will also mark the debut of 17-year-old Sophie Kim, the youngest designer ever to be showcased. For our ongoing series on Artown, Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey takes us behind the scenes of Sophie’s first collection.

A local photographer is challenging the stereotypical way homeless people are often portrayed with a new photo exhibit at the Metro Gallery inside Reno City Hall.  Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray talks with the artist about her work as part of our month-long series on ARTOWN.

Kids And Artown

Jul 10, 2015

The 2015 Reno Artown Festival has plenty of events to keep kids busy this summer.  Danna O'Connor checks in  with Artown's Jennifer Mannix for a rundown of family activities.  You can find the schedule at www.renoisartown.com.

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