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1. Open internet explorer, type in renoisartown
2. On the home page Windows Phone users will see three little dots at the bottom of that page
3. Touch the three little dots….it will open a menu, select PIN TO START
4. Voila, it is on your start page – now you just touch that and you can navigate the entire site
1. Open internet explorer, type in renoisartown
2. At the bottom of the home page there is a bar and in the middle there is a square box with an upward arrow
3. Touch the box then touch ‘Add to Home Screen’
4. Then touch the ADD at the top right of the screen! Done!
Diverse; unique; powerful; innovative.
These are all adjectives that are used to describe Artown’s powerful presentations during the July Festival. Many think they know Artown, but each year is unique. However, we remain committed to our Mission Statement: “To strengthen Reno’s arts industry, foster its civic identity and enhance its national image, thereby creating a climate for the cultural and economic rebirth of the region.”
Nineteen years and nineteen seasons of changing perceptions, pushing the envelope and challenging the organizers, presenters and attendees to prove that it’s a festival that is not to be under estimated. The July 2014 festival will bring 32 days full of multi-disciplinary events including musical and theatrical performances, interactive presentations, workshops, clinics, art exhibits, children’s events and more.
The City of Reno continues to be proud to play an integral part of Artown as a major sponsor of the nation’s most comprehensive arts and cultural festival. Artown also boasts other government agencies, corporations, foundations, underwriters, organizations and individuals that partner with us to produce such a unique and dynamic event.
Artown takes the stage for its 19th season beginning Monday, July 1st in Wingfield Park with "new country" artists Sherrie Austin and Mountain Heart. The high energy start to the festival will continue during the next 31 days of July.
Artown’s array of events for families, kids, musicians and more begins bright and early July 7th with the children’s series, Discover the Arts, which takes place each weekday throughout the month. The festival’s World Music Series gets its start Wednesday, July 2 with traditional traditional Hawaiian edgy hula and music group, Na Lei Hulu I Ka followed each Wednesday evening throughout the month. Carlos Nunez will thrill the audiences on July 9th with his non-traditional bagpipe performances; then join powerful Mariachi band Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose' Hernandez when they take the stage in Wingfield Park July 16, followed by The NY Gypsy Allstars on July 23rd. The series wraps up on the final Wednesday with Conjunto Chappottin y Sus Estrellas the acclaimed Cuban group that has influenced generations with their vibrant sounds of Latin America on July 30th.
Friday, July 4th is truly a day to celebrate with an evening of patriotic music in the park. Movies and live music entertain audiences each weekend at Wingfield, after which families abound for the Monday night Family Series presenting Charlotte's Web on July 7; Goowins Balloowins will captivate the audience with children becoming balloon characters from the Wizard of Oz on July 14th; Norman Foote, always popular, will enhance us with his ability to find subject matter that engages his audience (young and old) on July 21st, and finally, join the PBS KIDS family with co-hosts Mr. Steve and Miss Rosa on July 28th.
Mondays also bring the free Monday Night Music Series to Bartley Ranch featuring the local favorites Collin Ross and Mig O'Hara on July 7th; then classic singer Perla Batalla will perform the Songbook of Leonard Cohen on July 14th; Broadway Comes to Bartley with the Philharmonic on July 21st followed by Michael Kaeshammer on the 28th with his boogey woogy paino, vocalists and high energy style that will close down the series leaving the audience asking for more.
In addition to its array of free events each season, Artown is presenting headliner series, Summer Soiree Under The Stars, featuring Los Lonely Boys July 10th; Jesse Cook July 17th; Judy Collins July 24th and Don McLean July 31st. Friends of Artown donors receive a 10% discount but must call the office at 322-1538 prior to ordering tickets to receive the code.
Also new this year, we are pleased to present a newly designed festival calendar. We hope you enjoy this easy to use, newly designed interactive database of over 500 events in this year’s Artown season:
The Little Book of Artown will be distributed through a partnership with Scolari’s Food and Drug. In addition to select Scolari’s check-out stands throughout northern Nevada, the Little Book will be available at key community locations including U.S. Bank and variety of locations that will be announced in the weeks ahead.