Visual Arts Presenter Directory
The Sierra Arts Foundation’s mission as a local arts agency is to be the region’s premier arts organization with an emphasis on teaching, nurturing, and supporting the arts in the community. The organization’s downtown Reno location operates as an art gallery, with exhibitions rotating monthly, and performance venue for student, emerging, and established regional artists working across all media to professionally present their work.
Stremmel Gallery specializes in contemporary paintings, drawings, and sculptures by mid-career and established American and European artists. Founded in 1969, Stremmel Gallery is located in a 6,500 square-foot, architecturally award-winning building in Reno’s Midtown District.
The Generator is a 34,000 square foot space for collective building, creating, exploring and learning. In an effort to foster the studio practice of both professional and novice artists, members gain access to studio space and industrial equipment free of charge, and, in return, give back to the space or larger community in their own way. In addition to exhibitions and special events, The Generator hosts public workshops from paper making to book binding to tiny house building.
The Holland Project is an all-ages arts and music initiative located in Reno’s Midtown. Holland hosts over 150 all-ages events throughout the year in music, gallery exhibitions, workshops, screenings, and unique special events. The main Vesta Street gallery space focuses on work by emerging and professional contemporary artists – regional, national, and international – that demonstrate quality and inventiveness as well as appeal to the cultural interests of the community.
The Micro Gallery is a satellite art space of the Holland Project inside Bibo Coffee Company’s Record Street location. Organized and run by the Gallery Associate, the Micro Gallery supports emerging creators both as curators and as the exhibiting artists. The Gallery Associate is a high school/college level intern that has the opportunity to oversee and curate full exhibitions in the space from start to finish, beginning with the selection of the artist/s and completing with the de-installation of the exhibit.
The galleries at Truckee Meadows Community College provide the opportunity for students, emerging, and established visual artists employing a diversity of socio/cultural themes, styles, and genres to exhibit their work. The goal is to promote a dialogue between artists and the public as well as provide an educational arts forum dedicated to innovative programming and artistic excellence in the community. Galleries are located on both campuses and are open during regular school hours. For information regarding all the gallery locations and current exhibitions, please visit their website.
University Galleries offers regularly scheduled programming and events co-hosted with other campus departments and local organizations. On most Thursday nights, visitors will find an opportunity for a new art encounter in the galleries. Artist lectures, workshops, demonstrations, screenings, studio visits, and receptions are all part of programming accompanying each exhibition.
Each month, the libraries included within the Washoe County Library System host special exhibitions and displays. A list of all the exhibitions each month can be found on their website and individual libraries post artist receptions on their own calendars. For information regarding current exhibitions or submitting an exhibition proposal, please visit their websites.
The May Museum, Arboretum, and Botanical Garden preserve the life and legacy of philanthropist, businessman, and adventurer Wilbur D. May. When May died in 1982, he left plans for a museum and arboretum to reflect his deep and long-standing concern for the welfare and education of children. Exhibits at the museum showcase May’s extensive collection of artifacts gathered during his travels to exotic locations, and include everything from Tang Dynasty Chinese pottery to Italian amulets that pre-date the birth of Jesus.
Just outside of Rhyolite, Nevada, a spectacular ghost town off the road leading to Death Valley, a group of prominent Belgian artists created a self-described art situation consisting of seven outdoor sculptures that are colossal not only in their scale, but in their placement within the vast upper Mojave. Today, the Goldwell Open Air Museum stands to preserve, present, and encourage the continued artistic exploration in and of the Amargosa Desert.
Artists working in the performing, visual, media, design, or literary arts are being invited to reside in the town of Silver City, Nevada for periods of up to 4 months in exchange for their offerings of public performances, exhibitions, lessons, and workshops. The program seeks outcomes of innovative exhibitions and interactive or participatory works, and/or events that explore or transcend traditional art disciplines.
The Tahoe Arts Project (TAP) is a nonprofit organization established in 1987 by a group of parents, professional musicians and teachers with a shared goal to bring performing arts and cultural enrichment to the residents of the South Lake Tahoe region of Nevada and California.TAP introduces performers from various genres and cultures to its community members for a rich and lasting experience.
Located conveniently off of Interstate 80, in Nevada’s Reno Tahoe Territory, the Sparks Museum and Cultural Center inspires dynamic connections to Northern Nevada’s unique heritage through creative programs, exhibits and publications. Inside the Museum visitors explore 4000 square feet of engaging exhibits. Using vintage artifacts to tell the story, the exhibits give one a good sense of the rapid changes the region has undergone from ranching and mining to the introduction of the railroad and into modern times, including the significant role the region has played in the Space program. The Museum's Cultural Center’s features changing Art Exhibits along with performances by a variety artists, and educational programsfocusing on the arts, sciences, history, and the rich diversity of the region and its people.
Arts For the Schools (AFtS) is a non-profit organization presenting cultural performances and residency programs for public school students and community members. Venues include a high school auditorium with fly tower seating 300 and other multi-purpose rooms. Arts For The Schools provides art education to more than 10,000 preschool and K-12 students including 1,898 low-income children through its two programs each year.
AFtS is a bi-state organization located on Lake Tahoe’s north shore that was founded in 1984 to inspire individuals and communities through the power of culture and diversity, and ensure that the arts remained an essential part of a complete education for the region’s children.
The recently restored Tuscarora Society Hall celebrates the long and colorful history of Tuscarora and the Independence Valley community through exhibitions, workshops, and special events. Located 52 miles north of Elko, Tuscarora was established as a silver mining camp in 1872 and quickly boomed into a population of over 3,000 by 1880. Today the town boasts a much smaller number of year-round residents, many of them performing, literary, and visual artists.
The displays of the Comstock History Center feature the original Virginia & Truckee Railroad steam locomotive "Dayton" and a unique collection of Comstock artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia. The Comstock History Center also hosts and sponsors traveling visual arts exhibitions through the Nevada Touring Initiative – Traveling Exhibition Program.
The Fourth Ward School is a historic site and museum offering exhibitions on local history, mining, letter press printing, Mark Twain, and rotating exhibitions. The museum also hosts events sponsored by the Comstock Arts Council.
Originally a hospital for the Comstock miners, left empty and abandoned for many years after the Gold Rush declined, St Mary’s Hospital has become a vibrant art center dedicated to showcasing the work of exceptional national and international contemporary artists. The facility houses several gallery spaces, a printmaking lab, and a photographic darkroom open to the public during designated workshop hours.
The spacious gallery at Humboldt County Library hosts changing displays of traditional and contemporary artists’ work as well as exhibitions through the Nevada Touring Initiative – Traveling Exhibition Program.
Yerington Theatre for the Arts (YTA) is a non-profit organization operating in Yerington, Nevada with the mission to enrich the quality of life in their community through the arts. Operating out of the Jeanne Dini Center, YTA presents performing arts, visual art exhibitions, art education programs, artist talks and workshops, and cultural heritage events.