The City of Reno is a leader in arts and culture. The community has a rich variety of special events, historic buildings, performing arts and galleries. A strong public art program helps sustain and encourage downtown economic development. Cultural diversity and history are embraced and interwoven within the fabric of our city. Discover why we are Artown.
- Storm Drains are the Mouth of the River Public Art Project (Call for Artists) Click here for example video
- 2013 Visual Art BLAST (Art Exhibition and Fair) CALL FOR ARTISTS
- 2014-2105 Project Grant Application
- 2014-2015 365 or July Event Grant
Public Art Opportunities
In 2013, the City of Reno issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a Virginia Street Bridge Art Project and commissioned Paolo Cividino of Tutto Ferro, Inc. to design, fabricate and install the public art component for the bridge and associated retaining walls. Click here to view the RFQ
The Cultural Master Plan (2012) has been adopted
The 2012 Cultural Master Plan will enable the City of Reno, and it's Arts and Culture Commission, to take the community to the next level of cultural awareness. The plan envisions "A city which embraces the arts as essential to a healthy, progressive community, bringing life, hope, energy, insight, and wealth that endures. Its citizens support the entire range of cultural and artistic expression and celebrate the relevance of the individual artist. This culture of art salutes the past, honors the present, and illuminates the future." (2012 Cultural Master Plan Vision Statement)
If you are interested in how the plan was developed, please contact Christine Fey, Arts and Culture Manager at (775) 334-2417.
Check Out Reno Art Explorer
Reno Art explorer is a location-based mobile guide and navigator for artworks in the City of Reno. Visit renoartexplorer.com.
Eye on Reno Arts & Culture
Enjoy the slideshow below that captures art events in Reno. See someone you know - maybe even yourself? Tag the photo and let viewers boldly celebrate you! Find a photo of yourself that you don't want displayed? Just let us know and we'll remove it.