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Artown in Sparks

The City of Sparks is excited to join forces with Artown to bring more cultural experience to our neck of the woods. All free art events are sponsored by the City of Sparks, courtesy of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee.

Most events and in person classes were cancelled.

CLASSES/LECTURES

Spark the Imagination
A Free Childrens’ Art Workshop Series, see dedicated page for details.

First Saturday Lecture Series
July 11, Sparks Heritage Museum Cultural Center
Bucket-list travel destinations blend with movies in a presentation by local author, film reviewer and world traveler Robin Holabird. Her new book: Around the World in 80 Movies blends movie memories and colorful travel essays. Her presentation will offer an extensive and entertaining exploration of locations far and wide.

 EXHIBITS

 Paddles and Palettes: A Public Art Project
July 1 – August 15
Sparks Heritage Museum and Cultural Center (downstairs gallery)
This public art project features upcycled and repurposed Dragon Boat paddles transformed into works of art by local artists. The project raises awareness of Immunize Nevada’s while celebrating the annual Northern Nevada International Dragon Boat Festival and the ancient Chinese sport of Dragon Boat racing.

Artemisia Studio Exhibit
July 1 – July 31
Sparks Heritage Museum Cultural Center (upstairs gallery)
Artists from Artemisia Studio, established in 2018, will show mixed media paintings and photogr

aphy.  Artemisia Studio is a collaborative art space with a diverse group of resident artists, classes and exhibitions.

Artown is 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.