Mission

Artown’s mission is to strengthen Reno’s arts industry, enhance our civic identity and national image, thereby creating a climate for the cultural and economic rebirth of our region.

Artown’s primary goal is to encourage local artist participation and highlight the best performers in northern Nevada. Additionally, we exist to market and promote these arts events locally, regionally, and nationally as a premier arts festival. Artown, a month-long summer arts festival, features about 400 events produced by more than 100 organizations and businesses in nearly 100 locations citywide.

Our anchor events continue to be a mix of local and national excellence. Most events are free or of low cost. Support from corporate sponsors, foundations and individual donors enables Artown to bring some of the world’s greatest artists and performances into our community. And in doing so, Artown has given Reno a new reputation: that of a town with a vibrant artistic and cultural community.

None of this would be possible without the financial contributions of our primary supporter, the City of Reno. Artown receives major funding from the City of Reno and 2013 sponsorships from Grand Sierra Resort, U.S. Bank, NV Energy, JLH Inc., Waste Management, Reno Gazette-Journal, KOLO 8 News Now, KUNRKTHX-FM and KNPB.

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This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

Artown operates under the guidance of our Board of Directors and is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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