Accolades

2012  Artown Executive Director, Beth Macmillan elected Vice President of Western Arts Alliance

2012  Reno News & Review Best of Northern Nevada, Best Special Event in Downtown Reno

2011 Reno News & Review Best of Northern Nevada, Best Special Event in Downtown Reno

2011 Bronze Telly Award for “Give Three to Keep Artown Free” Not-for-profit Campaign

2010 Gold Addy Award for Artown Festival Poster

2010 Silver Addy Award for Artown Encore Brand Design

2010 PRSA Silver Spike for Community Relations

2010 PRSA Silver Spike for Internet-Based Communications

2010 PRSA Silver Spike Award of Excellence for Internet-Based Communications

2010 PRSA Students Choice Award

2009 PRSA Silver Spike Award of Excellence for Ongoing Programs

2009/2010 National Endowment for the Arts Grant Recipient

2009 Best of Reno Top 101

2008/2006/2004/2003/2002 Reno News & Review: Best Special Event

2007 Gold ADDY Award / Photography, Black and White

2007 Gold ADDY Award / Photography Campaign

2006 PRSA Silver Spike Award of Excellence for Special Events & Observances From $10,000.00 – $25,000.00

2006 PRSA Silver Spike Award of Excellence for Media Relations Tools & Tactics

2005-06 American Marketing Association’s Award of Excellence for Superb Marketing Campaign/Non-Profit

2005 Runner-up, Best Special Events

2005 PRSA Mark Twain Award for Community Service

2003 Reno Gazette-Journal: (Runner-up) Best Special Event

2000 Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce Business in Arts: Excellence in Commerce

2000 International Downtown Association: Award for Special Events and Festivals

2000 Truckee Meadows Tomorrow: Platinum Star

2000 Truckee Meadows Tomorrow: Silver Star, Coeur d’Arlene Art Auction at Artown

2000 Nevada Governor’s Award for Distinguished Service to Arts

1999 American Marketing Association: Award to Nevada Museum of Art and Artown, Mucha/Flying Cranes

1998 U.S. Conference of Mayors: City Livability Award

1997 Reno Advertising Club: Promotion of the Year

1997 Events Network: Event of the Year

1997 Western Industrial Nevada: Winners Award

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