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Sierra Arts hosts weekly series for Artown

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Concerts At The Riverside promoSIERRA ARTS NEWS — Sierra Arts invites you to three different performance series for Artown 2013 at its downtown gallery, 17 South Virginia Street #120 in the historic Riverside building. Tuesday nights will feature Spoken Views Collective, Reno’s premier spoken word poetry collective and hosts of Reno’s longest running poetry open mic, profiling five local performer/writers. Wednesdays see the return of Jazz Night and five different artists and groups. Thursday nights continue the new Concerts at the Riverside series seen monthly throughout the year, but switching to a weekly showing of three local singer/songwriters. All performances are free and run from 6-8pm.

This three night a week schedule is an expansion from last year’s successful offerings which included Jazz Night and Spoken Word only. Sierra Arts Foundation Executive Director, Stacey Spain, says,”We are so lucky to be able to hire such a variety of talented local performers at no cost to the audiences. We hope to continue these series for many Artowns to come by encouraging people to become members of Sierra Arts.”

The Series Schedule:
Spoken Word Nights, Tuesdays: July 2 with PAN Pantoja, July 9 with Iain Watson, July 16 with Marvin Gonzalez, July 23 with Elisa Garcia, July 30 with Steve Elegant.

Jazz Nights, Wednesdays: July 3 with Colin Ross, July 10 with Jef Derderian, July 17 with StringBeings, July 24 with Erika Paul Carlson, July 31 with Judith Ames.

Concerts at the Riverside, Thursdays: July 11 with Paul Vandervoort, July 18 with Mig O’Hara, July 25 with Colin Ross.

About Sierra Arts Foundation:
The Sierra Arts Foundation’s mission as a local arts agency is to be the region’s premier arts organization with an emphasis on teaching, nurturing and supporting the arts in our community. Sierra Arts strives to provide education opportunities for artists of all ages, as well as development and training, financial support and promotional and marketing assistance. Sierra Arts creates and manages spaces and venues throughout our community for artists to perform and display their work.

For more information about Sierra Arts Foundation visit us on the web at sierra-arts.org or call 775-329-2787.

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