Arts and Cultural Leaders Discuss the State of the Arts

The 36th Star exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art. Photo by Chris Vega for
Photo by Chris Vega for

On Wednesday, July 29th, eighteen of Northern Nevada’s art and cultural leaders will convene at the Nevada Museum of Art to discuss the region’s arts landscape and identify areas of opportunity for artists within the cultural ecosystem.

Co-presented by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada and the Nevada Museum of Art, the State of the Arts half-day symposium is free and open to the public, though pre-registration through the Museum website is encouraged.

The State of the Arts symposium is designed to generate meaningful discussion surrounding the state of Northern Nevada’s cultural future. Given the current economic momentum in Reno, understanding how arts and culture fit into the new innovation economy is a crucial endeavor.

Throughout the afternoon of July 29, the conversation will detail how a vibrant city necessitates active participation from an array of cultural organizations working together to create a thriving community. An open, substantive dialogue will highlight how collaborations make a community strong.

The State of the Arts symposium runs from 1:30 to 5 pm and moderated discussion panels will address three main themes: articulating individual organizational missions, moving education from STEM to STEAM, and economic impact.

State of the Arts takes place Wednesday, July 29, 1:30 to 5 pm, at the Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery located at 160 West Liberty Street in downtown Reno. A reception follows the event, from 5 – 6:30 pm. To attend, please pre-register at

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