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Reno Art Fest On The River Showcases Artists’ Work for Sale Aug. 19 and 20, 2017


Art by Bryce Chisholm.


Reno Art Fest on the River celebrates local artists in downtown Reno with an outdoor, open-air art market, family-friendly entertainment, a beer garden, wine tasting by the Riverwalk Merchants Association, and local food trucks.

Sierra Arts Foundation and CWB Events, with the support of the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, will present a group of more than 60 talented local and regional artists to present their art for sale at the inaugural Reno Art Fest On The River event. The reimagined event combines an art sale with two days of celebrating the arts at the Downtown City Plaza.

“Reno continues to host an amazing collection of artists with incredible work for sale,” said Megan Berner, Chair of the Arts & Culture Commission and founding member of the Reno Art Fest, “This year, we’re excited to present the festivities and sale on our beautiful Downtown Plaza. With over three times the artists we’ve invited in the past, this year promises to be the best Reno Arts Fest ever.”


Event Schedule

Friday, August 18, 2017

VIP Reception at Sierra Arts Foundation from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Voting for Best of Show begins

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Event setup – 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Event – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday Live Music Entertainment

  • Greg Gilmore 10 a.m.
  • Justin McMahon 11 a.m.
  • Milton Merlos Noon-2 p.m.
  • Athena McIntyre 2 p.m.
  • Mel Wade 3 p.m.
  • Todd Ballowe 4 p.m.
  • The Electric 5 p.m.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Event setup – 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Event – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday Live Music Entertainment

  • Britt Straw 10 a.m.
  • Tim Tucker Band 11 a.m.
  • Milton Merlos Noon-2 p.m.
  • Nick Eng 2 p.m.
  • Tyler Stafford 3 p.m.
  • Kate Cotter 4 p.m.
  • Grace Hayes 5 p.m.

Voting for best of show ends – noon

Awards announcement – 3 p.m.

Food Trucks: Woodpeckers, Stephon’s Mobile Bistro, Colombian Foods, Bite Me Truck and Espinoza’s

Beer Garden by the Eddy and Wine tastings by the Wine Walk and NV Vines and Wines – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Participating Artists

Steven Addi
William  Cane
Jennifer Charboneau
Bryce Chisholm
Sally Cohen
Johnathan Farber
Vincent  Fink
Carol Foldvary-Anderson
Melissa  Ghiglier
Gero  Heine
Terry Huskett
Barbara Kallestad
Asa Kennedy
Sher LaGault
Kristen  Langelier
Kendel Leslie
Pamela  Levy
L.L. Mattas
Shelby McAuliffe
Shari Milner
Rick Mosher
Carola Nan Roach
Nick Noyes
Pan Pantoja
Edward S.  Peterson
Arthur Richmond
Lawrence & Judith Romiti
Jeffrey  Severn
Silvio Silvestri
Natasha Stanton
Marlene  Stidham-Reid
Angelica Terrell
Lainie Vreeland
Caroline  Young
Saul  Yurivilca
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