Visual Arts Presenter Directory
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, a community-based organization, supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada.
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, and cultural enrichment. The Neon Museum campus includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby, and the Neon Boneyard North Gallery which houses more rescued signs. In addition, tour maps of the museum’s “Urban Gallery”, featuring restored neon down the stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard, are available on their website.
The Donna Beam Gallery draws upon artists, scholars, critics, and arts organizations nationally and internationally for its exhibitions, publications, and lectures. The focus of the gallery, though not exclusively, is on contemporary art with emphasis on concept, content, and craft in diverse media, which is also in support of classroom instruction. The number of exhibitions hosted in any given year at the gallery can vary from seven to 15.
The UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum, under the umbrella of the Department of Art and the College of Fine Arts, strives to provide a welcoming environment in which students, members of the University community, southern Nevada residents and the public in general can study and learn by directly experiencing works of art. Our goal is to enhance the visitor's understanding of art as an enduring human endeavor and to promote visual literacy for all patrons.
Winchester Cultural Center is the heart of performing and visual arts for Clark County Parks and Recreation. Along with diverse youth and adult programming in dance, theater, fitness, skateboarding and visual arts, the center offers a park, desert demonstration garden, skate park, theater and art gallery. The gallery hosts ongoing exhibitions to highlight the talents of local artists while Clark County's only indoor theater (274 seats) is home to an assortment of music, dance and theatrical performances. Artists, from nationally known musicians, vocalists and dancers to homegrown, youth-centered drama and dance troupes, have graced the Winchester Theater stage.
Organized by the Virgin Valley Artists Association, the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery provides a venue for artistic culture and education in the Virgin Valley through exhibitions, art classes, and opportunities for children. In addition to the art gallery, the 225 member organization operates an artist store, public pottery studio, and artist studio space.
The Carson Valley Arts Council (CVAC) is a local arts agency/umbrella organization/presenter bringing arts events to Western Nevada/Lake Tahoe region. For the past ten years, CVAC has enriched the cultural and social life of Western Nevada by creating an environment for the arts to flourish in the community; by providing support for the arts through program development and education; and offering a diversity of cultural events for all ages and income levels.
Left of Center is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve access to arts by taking it to sites where art can enhance, educate, and bring a sense of local pride. Left of Center is committed to encouraging art in public places and creating venues where the public can observe the steps of the creative process and create dialogue with individual artists. The gallery represents an ethnically diverse group of artists and believes that visual art is a vehicle to teach respect and understanding for all cultures.
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitors Center provides visitors with information about the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe's history, culture, people, and current events through exhibitions and the tribal staff. The Center also has a gift shop that sells local traditional arts and crafts, as well as contemporary arts and gift items.
The exhibitions at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) are designed to expose the student body as well as the community-at-large to a diverse and challenging vision of artistic methodologies, media, genre, and technique.
Double Negative is one of the original works of Land Art completed by notable contemporary artist Michael Heizer. Double Negative consists of two trenches cut into the eastern edge of the Mormon Mesa, northwest of Overton, Nevada. The trenches line up across a large gap formed by the natural shape of the mesa edge. This work was acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 1985. Directions and visiting information is available on the MOCA website.
The Lost City Museum was built in 1935 by the National Park Service to exhibit Anasazi artifacts that were being excavated from Pueblo Grande de Nevada. The museum is currently owned and maintained by the State of Nevada as one of its six state museums. Programming includes ongoing archaeological research on the remaining Lost City sites, school tours and outreach programs, changing exhibits and archival library and collections research capabilities.
The Pahrump Art Gallery showcases the work of local members including painting, drawing, mixed media, collage, and photography. Exhibitions rotate quarterly and the organization hosts frequent art classes open to the public.
Art Indeed! exhibits the work of regional artists specifically working in abstract painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, and craft. The gallery hosts monthly open houses, art talks, and conversations as well as participates in Art Walk Reno and the Riverwalk District Wine Walk.
Established in 1966, the Artist Co-op is Reno’s oldest independent art gallery and exhibits the original artwork of its members and local artisans including potters, basket makers, jewelry designers, woodworkers, painters, among others. Also on display, as part of the gallery’s Heritage Wall, is a rich history of Nevada art from regional artists either no longer living or no longer creating. These special pieces are available for purchase through the gallery on consignment from collectors or the artists’ families.
Artown brings the arts to life in Reno each July with a month-long calendar of about 400 performances, concerts, exhibits, lectures, workshops, children’s activities, movies, and more, These events are produced by more than 100 organizations and businesses in nearly 100 locations citywide. Most events are free or of low cost. Artown captures the imagination and brings with it a celebration of distinguished artists from around the world, across the country and those that live throughout the community to represent cultural diversity and artistic innovation.
Arts for All Nevada, formerly VSA arts of Nevada, provides quality arts opportunities for ALL ages and ALL abilities. Several Arts for All programs focus on children and adults who have a disability, are disadvantaged, at-risk, or under-served by the arts. Our "Art Access Gallery" displays artwork for sale by artists with disabilities. We also host 3,000 hands-on art workshops annually, in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, after-school programs, at the Lake Mansion and other facilities.
The City of Reno facilitates three gallery spaces in the Downtown Reno area showcasing the work of emerging and established regional, national, and international artists. The McKinley Arts and Culture Center houses two galleries – Gallery East and Gallery West – featuring work by emerging local and regional artists.
The City of Reno facilitates three gallery spaces in the Downtown Reno area showcasing the work of emerging and established regional, national, and international artists. The Metro Gallery is located on the first floor lobby of Reno City Hall and features solo exhibitions by regional and national contemporary artists working in various genres appropriate for the general public.
Established in 2015, the 600 sq. foot gallery inside Lasting Dose Tattoo & Art Collective showcases the work of local emerging and established artists working across all media. Many of the artists featured at the gallery have a particular affinity for tattoo and street art styles.
Latimer Art Club (LAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the fine arts in a wide variety of mediums. We encourage healthy interaction among our fellow artists, as well as the growth and improvement of each person as individuals. LAC also supports the skill development of local college and high school art students through the granting of yearly educational scholarships.
During meetings, attendees are treated to presentations and/or demonstrations by artists or members of the community, as well as having the chance to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists.
As the oldest museum in the State of Nevada, the Society was established in 1904 with a mission to collect, preserve and educate the public on the history of the Great Basin, Nevada and the West. The institution contains two permanent history galleries and a changing gallery, a research library and museum store. Free programs are offered ranging from lectures, book signings, movie series and exhibition receptions.
The Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) features exhibitions of modern and contemporary works as well as houses a collection of over 2,000 objects from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Additionally, the Center for Art + Environment holds its own collection, comprised of over 20,000 items and 6,000 books, to serve scholars and researchers seeking information related to creative interactions between people and their natural, built, and virtual environment. NMA also provides significant arts education programming for the public, school-aged youth, teachers, and artists in northern Nevada.
NeverEnderReno offers a unique selection of clothing, accessories, jewelry and handmade on-of-a-kind items by contemporary local and international designers. Additionally, the shop’s art gallery is dedicated to showcasing the work of outstanding, cutting edge emerging artists from the Reno community and beyond.
Reno Art Works (RAW) is devoted to providing professional work, gallery, and classroom space to artists of all mediums, styles, and experience. Community members are encouraged to visit during open hours, view the gallery, hang out, and create. Special events are held throughout the month including an artist Reception for the current month’s show every 2nd Thursday, Open Studios every Third Saturday, and numerous ongoing or one-time workshops.