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August Third Thursday/Art Walk Updated for 8/19

******************DUE TO AIR QUALITY CONCERNS, many of the activities for the Third Thursday and Art Walk have been cancelled or modified. Please see what is available for tomorrow.

Mark your calendars for September 16 for next month’s full event.


Depot Gallery, 4-7:00 p.m.
Breanna Ernst: The Things You Don’t See & Rose Cottam Beaver
Painter Breanna Ernst uses acrylic to create portraits and landscapes that border between surreal and realism.  Artist Reception: August 19 from 5-7:00. The exhibit runs through August 29.

No guided tours, but you can create your own tour on your own time. Scan the QR code at each artwork for bios, artists’ statements, and audio tours.  You can also print this map: Sparks Art Walk Map and visit all of the hidden gems of downtown: Go off the beaten path. 

While on your tour, visit the downtown restaurant and bars, who are showing art as part of the Galleries at work program:

  • O’Ski’s Pub and Grille: Heladio Clavel and Jacob Earnest Deewt, Mixed Media Abstractions
  • Los Tres Hombres: Cynthia Bymers, NV Cloud Photography
  • Engine 8 Winery: Bryce Chisholm, Graffiti Style Portraits
  • Packs N’ Pints: Janice Marini, “Cats are Shapes” Paintings
  • Pinon Bottle Company: NIYO, Group Show

Tag us in your photos: #sparksartwalk #thirdthursday

(All activities are subject to change.)


3rd Thursday is back and we are excited to bring you all the best a night out has to offer! This includes good food, cold drinks, live entertainment, crafts, chef demos, movies on the big screen and all the art you can handle! Downtown Sparks is the place to be this and every 3rd Thursday of the month, all year round!

The Sparks Museum and Cultural Center, 39 North Downtown, and Sierra Arts Foundation along with the City of Sparks have created a downtown experience with art surrounding the Sparks Arts Walk: music, poetry reading, performances, art tours with food and kids activities. Every month, we invite you to come downtown to enjoy the museum, train and historical schoolhouse. Every month brings new items to explore.

DATE/TIME: 3rd Thursdays of Every Month, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Victorian Square, 39northdowntown.com


All events and programs are subject to laws and policies of Washoe County Health Department and the State of Nevada for mass gatherings. Most of those policies are in flux in relation to positive cases of the virus and vaccination rates. Please check the website cityofsparks.us/events before heading out.


August 19
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Victorian Square
Sparks, NV United States + Google Map