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Last Week of Artown in Sparks and We Saved the Best for Last!

Last Friday on Victorian Square 
Friday, July 27 – Part of Artown
4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Museum, Train and School open for free tours and art booths
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Special Performance of Karen Vuranch as Julia Child: A Chautauqua Performance in Victorian Square Amphitheater
Dusk – Free Showing of “Fried Green Tomatoes”
As part of the monthly Last Friday series with the Sparks Museum and Cultural Center, the City of Sparks is presenting the Art of Food, featuring “Julia Child.”  Storyteller, actress, and writer Karen Vuranch weaves together stories about the famous chef AS the famous chef. Ms. Vuranch is known for her traditional storytelling, plays based on oral history, and living history presentations of famous American women. She brings history to life through her unique performance style, which combines storytelling and drama to create an engaging presentation. She will be making Beef Bourgeoise.

39 North Marketplace
Thursdays in July, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Victorian Square
Enjoy “The Art of Food” all July long. This week (July 26) is “Celebrate the Rainbow.” Find it in Food, Art, Garden & Home

  • Interior Designer Kim Ciesynski will present How to Work with Color in The Kitchen. Create that vibrant and functional kitchen you won’t mind doing the dishes in.
  • Chef Sparky Walsh and guest will show you how to create a seasonal rainbow salad.
  • Kidz Zone will offer creative lessons on rainbow power foods and children can explore how to eat a rainbow.
  • Laughing Owl Productions will perform Stone Soup in the amphitheater.

PLUS! Free art class!
Thursdays in July, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. during Marketplace

Sparks Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
All Materials are included. Pre-registration is advised, for all ages and abilities (ages 8+ recommended). This week is sketch and paint with tempera paints. Culmination of all classes, utilizing food and kitchen tools to build a composition on canvas paint boards.

PLUS PLUS! Drakulich Art Foundation will be on hand at the market to teach how to make paper and fold origami cranes for the construction of the community art project at 39 North Marketplace, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in July.

Discover the Arts
Saturday Mornings at 11 a.m.
Sparks Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, 814 Victorian Avenue
The very popular Artown “Discover the Arts” project expands to Sparks. The class, “Presentation – Break – Hands-On Work”, is an hour-long program taught weekly. Each week showcases a different discipline: visual arts, drama, music and spoken word for kids ages 6 to 12. FREE. This week (July 28) features Discover Music. Come learn about instruments and sound with the Reno Philharmonic, followed by an art project presented by Sierra Arts.

Coming next month!
2nd Annual Northern Nevada International Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sparks Marina Park
Dragon boating comes to Sparks! Fun for the entire family, the festival features all-day racing, local vendors, entertainment, and benefits Immunize Nevada. Free for spectators!