Arts & Culture in Reno & Lake Tahoe

Celebrate the art and culture of Mexico at Nevada Museum of Art

Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art – works from the Bank of America Collection While the continual onslaught of spring snow generates reasons to rejoice, the lingering cold makes us crave the warmth of the Mexican sun. The Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand…

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Tilting the Basin reveals a Nevada state of mind

Last week, the Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery opened an exhibition that surveys Nevada’s contemporary art scene. An explosion of color and media, Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada showcases innovative work by 34 artists living and working across Nevada today, from Las…

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Dive into Reno/Tahoe’s Art Scene: Do it, view it, prove it

By definition, art is a direct reflection of human creative expression. Art allows your imagination to wander and provides opportunities for humans to interact and connect together. Our beautiful region plays home to a thriving art scene with so many amazing opportunities to check out. Here’s some inspiration to finding your inner artist. Do it Who doesn’t…

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Find the Funny! The best places to see live comedy in the Reno/Tahoe area

  Looking to blow off steam after a day of exploring the area?   Or, maybe you yearn for a one-of-a-kind night with a live performance that’ll leave you crying with laughter? We’ve got the guide for you. Reno/Tahoe is full of comedy clubs featuring some of the most talented performers around. Here are four of…

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Burning Man Fashions

  If you haven’t heard of Burning Man, the phenomenon that takes over Black Rock City outside of Reno in late summer, get ready to be inspired. Not only is this festival famous for its amazing art culture, peace and love vibe, and convergence of people from all over the world, but the fashions displayed…

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“Tahoe: A Visual History” opens Saturday at the Nevada Museum of Art

For months, the Nevada Museum of Art has been lauding a Tahoe-themed exhibition. Now the time has finally arrived to experience one of America’s most beloved landscapes like never before– through the eyes of 175 painters, photographers, architects, basket weavers, and sculptors. Immerse yourself in panoramic landscapes, sail on turquoise waters, soar to breathtaking mountain views.…

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Connect with Culture and Community at the Nevada Museum of Art

Each July, the city of Reno transforms into Artown. Locals and visitors alike attend hundreds of live musical and dance performances, enjoy hands-on art making activities, contemplate temporary public art pieces, and generally revel in all manner of creative interactivity. But art in Northern Nevada is a year-round enterprise. Have you ever been curious about…

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Mural Marathon at Circus Circus Reno

In conjunction with Artown, Circus Circus Reno is hosting the second annual 24-hour Wall Mural Marathon. Contributing Writer, Krystal Pyatt, from Circus Circus, highlights this memorable event. Selected Artists will compete for the grand prize while painting individual murals on one of seven (7) panels on the exterior of the Circus Circus Reno main building…

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BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival in Reno

The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival running June 19-20 – the unofficial kick-off to summer – is equal parts barbecue block party, beer tasting and music festival featuring nonstop rock and blues. New this year, festival-goers can buy their tickets in advance for special discounted rates, saving $10! A  one-day wristband costs $30 in advance or…

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Jazz Up Your April at Circus Circus Reno

April marks Jazz month and Circus Circus Reno is more excited than ever. Contributing Writer, Krystal Pyatt, with Circus Circus Reno, has more about this upcoming event! The festivities at the Reno Jazz Festival will spill onto Circus Circus Reno in the best way with a jam session. Join us inside Dos Geckos Cantina Friday April 24th…

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Handmade Talent in Reno/Tahoe

Artisans flourish in our region, where fresh mountain air and bluebird skies inspire the imagination. For the discerning traveler, that means there is never a shortage of gifts or souvenirs to bring home from Reno/Tahoe. Love Mert – Truckee At Bespoke, a retail shop in Truckee, you will find a lineup of Love Mert purses, handbags and jewelry handmade by…

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Keep it Classy – Reno/Tahoe Music and Theater

Dost thou crave a bit more art and culture in thy vacation? Here’s a roundup of our favorite classical music and theater – nay, theatre – productions that will captivate the senses and add just the right experiential flair to your getaway. The Reno/Tahoe area delivers the classics as well as unexpected performing arts productions to remarkable venues that will have the entire family calling for an encore, even the stodgy spouse and the most attention…

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Spring into art with a class at the Nevada Museum of Art E.L. Cord Museum School

Did you know Reno boasts Nevada’s only art museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums? Every season the Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery showcases masterpieces from around the globe. From classics to contemporary, the abstract to the absolutely beautiful, the art gem of the…

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‘Tis the Season to Explore the Wild Nature of Art

This holiday Season, be sure to add art and culture to your list of must-do activities! Contributing writer, Amanda Horn, Director of Communications at the Nevada Museum of Art, highlights exactly how you can do this when coming to Reno/Tahoe.  Visitors to the Reno/Tahoe region have the privilege of being in the neighborhood of the Silver…

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Give Art A Whirl this Holiday Season at the Nevada Museum of Art

During the holiday season, everyone seems to get a bit more creative! Contributing writer, Amanda Horn, with the Nevada Museum of Art, highlights a special event where you can get in touch with your inner artist. Have you ever thought about trying your hand at drawing, but been embarrassed by your penchant for stick figures?…

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Honest Abe’s Imagination Celebration Celebrates Nevada’s 150th

The Emancipation Proclamation is arguably one of the most important documents in the history of the Unites States. Soon this document will be making it’s way to the Biggest Little City in celebration of Nevada’s birthday. Contributing writer, Amanda Horn, highlights this notable event.  The Nevada Museum of Art celebrates Nevada’s 150th with The 36th…

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Get Lighter Than Air with the Great Reno Balloon Race

Mark your calendars for the “World’s Largest FREE Hot-Air Ballooning Event!” Contributing writer, Krystal Pyatt highlights this memorable event only found in Reno. “The Great Reno Balloon Races return this year September 5-7th at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. Circus Circus has been a proud supporter of the Great Reno Balloon Races, we even have our…

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Hot August Nights Rolls in Early This Year

When classic cars, hot rods and sexy muscle cars take over Reno/Tahoe, you know Hot August Nights is in town. Contributing writer, Krystal Pyatt, highlights this special event and more.  Can’t wait for Hot August Nights? We can’t either! Circus Circus Reno is kicking off Hot August Nights with the Official Show and Shine on…

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Reno is Artown

If you are looking for art, culture, theater, music, and much more, then look no further – because come July, Reno is ARTOWN! While many people think they know this month-long festival, each year is unique and something you don’t want to miss. Diverse, unique, powerful, and innovative — these are all adjectives used to describe Artown’s…

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Sport Your Tattoos in Reno, Nevada

Tattoos have gained widespread appeal around the world and is considered a genuine art form. Contributing writer, Krystal Pyatt highlights the Lady Luck Tattoo Arts Expo in Reno. Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to get some new “ink.”  It’s that time of year again—art, booths, seminars and don’t forget the tattoos. This is the…

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