Diverse; unique; powerful; innovative. These are all adjectives that described Artown’s powerful presentations during the July Festival. Many think they know Artown, but each year is unique. However, we remained committed to our Mission Statement: “To strengthen Reno’s arts industry, foster its civic identity and enhance its national image, thereby creating a climate for the cultural and economic rebirth of the region.”
The 19th season of the Artown festival changed perceptions, pushed the envelope and challenged the organizers, presenters and attendees to prove that the festival would not be underestimated. Over 500 multi-disciplinary events were presented which include musical and theatrical performances, interactive presentations, workshops, clinics, art exhibits, children’s events and more, with 77% of the events free.
2015 marks our 20th anniversary. We are excited to start planning next July’s festival. If you are interested in being a part of the July festival, please keep checking back throughout the year for further instructions on how to get involved.
We want to thank this year’s sponsors:
The City of Reno, KOLO 8 News Now, Mark Simon, KNPB, KUNR, Nevada Arts Council, Reno-Tahoe USA, NV Energy, US Bank, Reno Media Group, Washoe County, Wild River Grille, Morrey Distribution, IGT, Complemar, WESTAF, Mini of Reno, Circus Circus Reno, Channel 2 News, Muckel Anderson CPAs, Waste Management, Hometown Health, Diamond Vault, Friends of Artown, 100.1 FM The X, Fox 11, Steinway and Sons, Discovery Museum, Kiwanis International, Port of Subs, Reno Bike Project, Nevada Office Machines, Yesco Outdoor Media, Sands Regency, Reno-Tahoe Limousine, Signature Landscapes, VisCom Outdoor, Star Sound, James Cavanaugh, Bretzlaff Foundation, E. L. Cord Foundation, Gabelli Foundation Inc., Nevada Arts Council, Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, Scolari’s Food and Drug, Lemelson Education Assistance Program, Northern Nevada Dairy, The Leonette Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada, National Endowment for the Arts, Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation, Albright and Associates, LTD., Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Bobo’s Mogul Mouse Ski & Patio, Builder’s Association of Northern Nevada, Reno Arts and Culture Commission, City of Reno Park and Recreation, ESI Security Services, Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, Fred’s Gold Nugget Kettle Corn, Grand Sierra Resort Hotel and Casino, Louie Fontaine – Rocket Sound, TMCC Special Events Management Certificate Student, Dermody Properties Foundation, Mathewson Charitable Lead Trust, Charles H. Stout Foundation, The Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation, Roxie and Azad Joseph Foundation, Miss Reno, Sparks & Washoe County Scholarship Program Preliminary Program to Miss Nevada & Miss America.