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Sparks Art Walk

The Sparks Art Walk is a curated collection that will showcase regularly rotating installed art throughout Victorian Square in downtown Sparks, Nevada. This program is designed to enhance the local environment and promote the understanding and enjoyment of public art by inviting artists to temporarily exhibit select works in selected areas. Collections will rotate every two years.

Visit the official website for up-to-date information: sparksartwalk.com

THREE Ways to tour the artwork:

  1. Let’s meet on Victorian. Join us for monthly guided tours and activities during the 3rd Thursdays events from 5:00 to 6:30. Tours last about 30 minutes and start in Lillard Park, next to the Depot Gallery.
  2. Order Ala Carte. Create your own tour any time. Download a Download this printable map Check out the artwork AND all of downtown’s interesting assets at SparksArtWalk.com/offthebeatenpath to read more about the history, murals, and landmarks.
  3. Let your feet be your guide. Use your phone to scan the QR codes on each art walk piece for information about the artists, the artwork and audio tours from each of the artists.

Tag us in your photos: #sparksartwalk #thirdthursday

We are COVID-compliant. Please wear a face mask unless you are fully vaccinated.

About the Sparks Art Walk:

Goals:

  • Create attractive public environments by integrating outdoor art into public spaces;
  • Showcase public art that celebrates Sparks’ historical and aesthetic values;
  • Invest in Sparks’ cultural environment;
  • Enhance the character of Sparks through visibility of community-valued artworks;
  • Promote public participation and interaction with artists and artwork; and
  • Stimulate the downtown economy through increased pedestrian activity and organized art walks, events and educational opportunities.

Our partners, 39 North Downtown and Sierra Arts Foundation, will host monthly “artwalks” as part of the 3rd Thursday events downtown. Along with the outdoor structures and mural, any businesses participating in the Galleries at Work program with Sierra Arts will be included on the tour. Volunteer docents will encourage tours. Sparks Heritage Museum is in the heart of the walk.

This program is the first initiative that was recommended in the downtown creative placemaking plan, Together We See Sparks Creative Placemaking Plan for Victorian Square, approved by City Council in May 2020. This plan is part of the renewed embrace of using art to complement the downtown region as a gathering place for the citizens and visitors.