Art

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Open-Air Galleries

You may have heard about a festival that takes place each year on a massive playa in northern Nevada. Attended by tens of thousands, the celebration of art and self-expression that is Burning Man is now a part of our cultural lexicon. While tens of thousands flock to the playa to see the incredible art pieces, most people never get to appreciate them. Lose that fear of missing out, because numerous Burning Man works can be seen in open-air galleries around the state.
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Exhibition Melds Contemporary Art with Traditional Craft

Great Basin artists challenge the concept of Native American artwork.   STORY BY TERI VANCE PHOTOS BY CATHLEEN ALLISON   Melissa Melero-Moose draws upon her roots growing up as a Paiute on the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony for her work as a mixed-medium painter. But her work is not a relic of days past. “I would […]
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‘Tilting the Basin’ Exhibition Brings Nevada Artists Together

More than 30 artists demonstrate the breadth of the Silver State’s art scene in Las Vegas exhibition. BY MEGG MUELLER Thanks to the magic of seven colorful mountains, a partnership between northern and southern Nevada’s art communities has developed, resulting in another collaboration. This time, Reno’s Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) and The Art Museum at […]
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Through The Lens: Midtown Mural Tour

Through The Lens: Midtown Mural Tour RENO ART MURALS INSPIRE AND INVIGORATE AREA AND ARTISTS BY MEGG MUELLER   When we’re young, many of us play with a jack-in-the-box; with just a little persistence, we are continually delighted by the surprise that pops up. Reno’s Midtown Mural Tour is a bit like that; the payoff […]
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Art From the Earth

Pottery makers draw inspiration from Nevada’s environment, culture. BY JOHN SEELMEYER When she was a schoolgirl, Las Vegas pottery maker Donna Potter persisted in choosing a purple crayon to color mountains despite the urging of adults who tried to convince her that mountains are brown. A native Nevadan, Donna knew better. The ever-changing purple of […]
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Art Square Las Vegas

Downtown arts district adds to its eclectic mix of artists and businesses. Las Vegas’ downtown revitalization continues to gain steam. The latest addition by developer, entrepreneur, and longtime downtown advocate Brett Wesley Sperry is Art Square Las Vegas. Art Square comprises three remodeled buildings and an open-air Art Garden. Featuring sustainable woods, brick, exposed high […]