Arts and Culture

Art For Native American Heritage Month

Nov 12, 2015
Artist Emily Arthur

The UNR Sheppard Contemporary gallery is presenting the work of Joe Allen, a traditional duck decoy artist and a member of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe and Emily Arthur, a printmaker from the Cherokee foothills of North Carolina.   The exhibit runs through Jan. 22.  

Friday the 13th at 2pm there is a public lecture by scholar Nancy Mithlo, Ph.D.   She works to bring American Indian artists to the attention of global audiences.  The lecture is free and will be at the Wells Fargo Auditorium in the Knowledge Center at UNR.

Kari Barber

All over the U.S., all-black towns helped to shape the history of this country. Many African-Americans escaped to these towns after the Civil War to try to break free from racism. Now, some are disappearing.

A new documentary Struggle and Hope by Reno Filmmaker Kari Barber explores these relatively unknown towns and the people who still live in them. To learn more, Reno Public Radio's Anh Gray interviewed Barber on the film, which is currently in post-production. 

ICYMI: Relive Reno's Off Beat Music Festival

Nov 9, 2015
Gabriella Benavidez

Over the weekend, dozens of artists, both local and non-local, came to the Biggest Little City to perform in a crawl-style music extravaganza called the Off Beat Arts & Music Festival. Here are a few highlights from one of the busy venues: Cargo Concert Hall at Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno. 

ICYMI: Halloween Festivities in Virginia City

Nov 2, 2015
Gabriella Benavidez

Virginia City is a spooky Halloween setting, which is why the town hosts a Goblin Parade and trick-or-treating along its main drag. This year, there were also parties inside some of the "haunted" saloons, along with a grave yard walk in the Silver Terrace Cemetery. Check out all of the festivities in our photo gallery.

NMA Offers Free Admission On Friday

Oct 28, 2015

In honor of Nevada Day, the Nevada Museum of Art will have free admission this Friday from 10am-6pm.  There will also be a panel of experts available between noon and 4pm to identify and describe your native baskets.  Bring as many baskets as you like.  Danna O'Connor chats with the NMA'S Amanda Horn about the event.

Burners Rejoice: Truckee to Get Its Own Maker Space

Oct 28, 2015


Truckee is about to get its own maker space, stocked with tools and materials to help locals get creative. 


Morgan Goodwin made bringing a maker space to Truckee a big part of his campaign for town council this year. It was a message that resonated with the community. 

“Through the town council campaign I met a lot of people who wanted to get involved,” Goodwin says. “We started having some meetings and creating a team of people who would be best positioned to make it happen.”

Reno Chamber Orchestra With Pianist James Winn

Oct 23, 2015


Reno pianist Dr. James Winn performs his own composition with the Reno Chamber Orchestra Saturday at 7:30pm and and Sunday at 2:00pm at Nightingale Concert Hall.  Danna O'Connor has a preview.

Electric Wagon Train At NMA This Saturday

Oct 21, 2015

The Nevada Museum of Art hosts "Electric Wagon Train" on October 24th from 7:30-11:pm.  It's equal parts steampunk ball and surreal saloon with costumes encouraged.  Entertainment includes San Francisco's Le Cancan Bijoux.  Danna O'Connor chat with Amanda Horn from NMA about the party.

Borodin Quartet Tonight at UNR

Oct 16, 2015

Argenta Concert Series welcomes the famous Borodin String Quartet with a concert at Nightingale Concert Hall tonight at 7:30pm.  Danna O'Connor chats with cellist Dmitri Atapine about the concert.

Straight From The Playa To The Public

Oct 15, 2015
Marcus Lavergne

With its proximity to the Black Rock Desert, Reno is a conduit for creative expression among artists who make their annual trek to the Burning Man festival. Now, a group of art lovers is trying to bring more of that Burner art back to the city. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey has the story.

Artist Gary Gunderson attended his fourth Burning Man this year. He built an 18-foot metal sculpture made from recycled bicycle parts that can be played like a musical instrument.