Artown’s mission is to strengthen Reno’s arts industry, enhance our civic identity and national image, thereby creating a climate for the cultural and economic rebirth of our region.
Artown has been inspiring community through the arts since 1996.
Artown’s primary goal is to encourage local artist participation and highlight the best performers in northern Nevada. Additionally, we exist to market and promote these arts events locally, regionally, and nationally as a premier arts festival. Artown, a month-long summer arts festival, features about 500 events produced by more than 100 organizations and businesses in nearly 100 locations citywide.
Our anchor events continue to be a mix of regional and national excellence. Most events are free or low cost. Support from corporate sponsors, foundations and individual donors enables Artown to bring some of the world’s greatest artists and performances into our community. And in doing so, Artown has given Reno a new reputation: that of a town with a vibrant artistic and cultural community.
None of this would be possible without the financial contributions of our primary supporter, The City of Reno. Artown receives major funding from the following sponsors: NV Energy, IGT, VisitRenoTahoe, 100.1 The X, Reno News & Review, Woodburn & Wedge, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County, Wild River Grille, Fox 11 News 4 My 21 TV, RGJ Media, KUNR Public Radio, and KNPB Public Television with additional support from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Artown is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit agency registered in the State of Nevada (EIN 88-0412311). Contributions may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.