The 24th Artown Celebration offers several month long events.

~By Dana Nollsch~

Just a few days away, we will be into July, and that means Artown. Along with the events that take place during the month, there are some of those events that encompass the entire month, giving everyone ample time to take part.
Here are a few of the ongoing Artown events that have caught my attention. This is a diverse group of shows, and diversity is undoubtedly part of the month-long Artown Celebration.

ARTISTS ANONYMOUS, FORMERLY ART SLAVES
Imagine professionals in the advertising industry, taking their talent and artistry to create works of art. There is no reason to imagine, just go see “Artists Anonymous” and you will enjoy some inspired works.

THE BLC: CONTRASTS AND TRANSFORMATION
This is an exhibit by “This is Reno.” We all have enjoyed their stories and photography, so this show promises to be very interesting indeed.

CREATIVITY EXPLORED: ABILITIES IN ART EXHIBITION
Creativity Explored highlights mixed media pieces by adults who have a disability and participate in free, weekly Arts for All Nevada classes at the Lake Mansion and the Larry D. Johnson Community Center in Sparks.

PADDLES AND PALETTES: A PUBLIC ART PROJECT
This public art project features upcycled and repurposed Dragon Boat paddles transformed into works of art by local artists, along with photography by Ty O’Neil from This is Reno.

PLEIN AIRE PAINT OUT CARSON VALLEY FROM JOB’S PEAK
Enjoy the pristine beauty of Lake Tahoe and the Eastern Sierra Region while feeding your creative nature. Each Plein Aire outing is designed to allow you, the painter to recreate the beauty surrounding you in either watercolors or acrylics.

SIERRA ARTS PRIDE POP-UP!
Sierra Arts and Our Center celebrate Reno’s PRIDE in its LGBTQ community with a special pop-up show. Come by and check out great local LGBTQ artists in your community the entire month of July.

TMCC STUDENT AND INSTRUCTOR ART SHOW
All artists are local, and the works exhibited will be from both our teaching artists and their students. All works displayed are products of our community education arts, crafts, and photography programs and include: drawings, watercolor paintings, acrylic paintings, pottery, mixed media, textile and fiber art, photography, glass art, woodworking, and upholstery.

These are just a few of the ongoing Artown events, so I encourage you to go to the Artown website or pick up one up their Little Books and check out the list of events for yourself.
Here is the video from last years opening night Artown Celebration to get you excited for the month to come.

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