“It’s a feeling in the air – the excitement; the crowds downtown; the smell of food vendors. July is Artown and it is now.” – Jennifer Mannix, marketing director of Artown
Reno comes alive in July. Artown always delivers a diverse lineup of events and activities for all ages, and this year is no different. The downtown corridor is transformed by citizens and visitors alike who come together to celebrate the vibrant and blossoming arts community in our Biggest Little City. July 2014 will mark the 19th annual Artown festival and will feature over 500 events, most of which are free to the public. From fire-spinning dancers to ballet, Artown promises something entertaining for everyone.
“I had the great opportunity to design and paint the official Artown 2014 poster. Seeing the poster around town and in the windows of shops I frequent really makes me smile, and also proud to be a part of this great Reno celebration of the arts.” – Bryce Chisholm
The City of Reno, Artown’s title sponsor, is proud to provide grants to 11 non-profit organizations for programming that is free to the public:
- The David J. Drakulich Art Foundation and the Reno Vet Center are collaborating with Veterans Upward Bound – TMCC to produce Combat Paper: Sustainable Fiber and will be on display at the Northwest Reno Library Gallery from July 1 –to July 30.
- Reno Little Theater will produce an adaptation of Sleeping Beauty: A Tale Told Slightly Off the Wall.
- Note-Able Music Therapy Services will host their sixth annual Artown event, Biggest Little Music Festival, on July 5, from 2:00 – 10:00pm in Wingfield Park.
- The Nevada Opera Association presents a Renaissance Faire, on July 6, in Wingfield Park.
- TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada presents Charlotte’s Web, on July 7, at 7:00pm in Wingfield Park.
- The 2014 Summer Youth Workshop by Bruka Theatre will produce The Princess and The Pea. Free public performances of The Princess and The Pea will be held on July 25 and 26.
- Sierra Nevada Ballet presents Dancing by the River, on July 16, at 8:00pm in Wingfield Park.
- InnerRhythms Dance Theatre and RhythMatriX present Windows of the Soul, at Wingfield Park on July 22.
- Lake Tahoe Classical Guitar and Sierra Nevada Guitar Society present Classical Guitar Sundays.
- Controlled Burn Fire Arts Troupe will hold Compression! Art and Fire, on July 26, on City Plaza.
- The Reno Jazz Orchestra presents Bring Me the Funk of James Brown, on July 26, from 7:30 – 9:30pm in Wingfield Park.
Visit the City’s website for to learn more about these grant recipients.
“Artown provides a golden opportunity to get to know a wide variety of arts organizations during July. We know you will like what you see and we hope you will support your favorites during their programming seasons later in the year.” – Christine Fey, resource development and cultural affairs manager for the City of Reno.
Artown is performed for you, so come enjoy the fun!