Go Wild for Art! Friends of Nevada “Wild Artivist” ArTown Gallery Returns in July

July 15, 2019 - 

Once again, the Friends of Nevada Wilderness office will undergo a transformation into one of the area’s premier art galleries as part of the annual ArTown celebration. Art and nature lovers will enjoy a variety of visual art including paintings, photography, mixed media and more – all celebrating the colors, textures, and beauty of wild Nevada.

The Friends of Nevada Wilderness Gallery and Fair will run from July 19 – July 26. Gallery hours are 10am to 6pm, every day but Sunday.

A variety of featured exhibits will pay homage to the wild open spaces that make Nevada so special. Local landscape photographer Jeff Lock will present his photo documentation of wild and scenic Nevada over the last 30 years on July 24th. Las Vegas artist and Paiute tribe member Fawn Douglas will share how she combines art and activism on July 20th. The gallery will include a special exhibit of children’s art and more unique works that showcase the environment, cultural monuments, and art forms found throughout Nevada’s public lands.

The celebration of this tribute to art and our natural landscape begins with the Gallery Kickoff Gala on July 19th, from 5 to 7:30pm featuring a meet and greet with many of the artists, live local music, and beer from Imbib brewery. The gallery is free and open to the public. Art in the gallery will be available for purchase and helps support local artists as well as Friends of Nevada Wilderness’ mission to keep Nevada wild. Our office is located at 1360 Greg St. suite #111 Sparks, Nevada. Come and experience the story of our wild and scenic state! The gallery was made possible by funding from Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About Friends of Nevada Wilderness

Founded in 1984, Friends of Nevada Wilderness has helped protect over 3.4 million acres of Nevada’s wild lands by leading efforts in the expansion or designation of all 70 Wilderness areas in the state. Over the past thirty-two years, the Wilderness Stewardship Volunteer Program has generated over $1,500,000 of in-kind services to benefit Nevada’s public lands. For more information, visit http://www.nevadawilderness.org/.


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