For the past year, Art Walk Reno has celebrated and helped grow the thriving art scene in the Riverwalk District of downtown Reno. More than 20 art galleries and other venues have exhibited hundreds of pieces of art by over 400 local and regional artists.
To celebrate the one year anniversary of the event, on Thursday, May 7 Art Walk Reno is partnering with Loud As Folk to have musicians roving throughout the downtown corridor, providing live music from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“It [has] been an incredible and exciting year to see how art can bring people together,” said Eric Brooks, event organizer. “It’s encouraging to see how the walk is uniting artists and businesses as Reno continues on its path to becoming an arts destination.”
The walk begins at 5 p.m. at Liberty Fine Art Gallery, 100 W. Liberty Street. Visitors can purchase a ticket for $10, which includes a glass, raffle ticket, and map for the evening. Limited-edition, hand-painted glasses will also be available for $15 featuring art by Eric Santti, this month’s featured artist.
Don’t miss the raffle drawing at 9:15 p.m. at West Street Market. Prizes include gift certificates from local merchants, limited edition art prints from featured artists on the Art Walk, and a $200 certificate good toward any piece of art on the route. Walkers return monthly with hopes of winning that prize.
During the after-party at Pignic Pub and Patio, 235 Flint St., Loud As Folk will be showcasing Yotam Ben Horin, from Israel, and Forest Pooky, from France. Money raised from both events will benefit St. Mary’s Art Center and Retreat.