Executive Director's Message
ARTOWN IS BACK! I cannot express my excitement as northern Nevada's summer arts and culture festival weaves throughout our community in July!
Thanks to everyone for the continued support over the past two years. Your belief in Artown Inspired us to create new ways to present live arts to all. This year, we will be returning to our traditional venues, which includes Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Wingfield Park, Midtown and McKinley Arts and Culture Center.
The Artown experience will reach beyond expectations as we offer outdoor Circus Bella at Idlewild Park, and a new 'Artown on the Quad' series at the University of Nevada, Reno. We continue to showcase Northern Nevada Pride, Native American Celebration, Reno Basque Festival, Gospel Fest, Discover the Arts and 500 multidisciplinary events in more than 100 locations while offering hundreds of admission free events.
Artown 2022 will immerse you in a cross section of the whole world as we explore artists from; Israel, Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, Japan, Columbia and Canada. Our Cultural Connections on Wednesday nights journeys from Brazil through India past Cuba and lands in Louisiana! Dragon Lights, the Chinese artistic spectacle will amaze audiences at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum as it did in 2018. We invite you to join us on this global voyage as we savor cultures from around the world and celebrate the rich cultural artistry that prospers in our own region.
The arts are alive! See you in July!