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Celebrating 50 Years: Awards Dinner and National Arts Roundtable

The Nevada Arts Council turns 50 in 2017! This milestone is the ideal occasion to celebrate the arts organizations and artists that weave Nevada’s rich tapestry of arts and cultural experiences. Join us for our anniversary kick-off events in March.

Thursday, March 9
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, 5 – 8 pm.
Honoring the Nevada State Senate, the Nevada State Assembly and the Office of the Governor for establishing the Nevada Arts Council in 1967. The evening features performances by Nevada artists, and presentations by leaders of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Americans for the Arts. For seating availability, please call 775.687.6680.

Friday, March 10
McKinley Arts & Culture Center, Reno
8:30  – Registration and Networking | 9 – 10:45 – Roundtable
Free and open to the public. Register by February 24 for the National Roundtable at email.

Friday, March 10
McKinley Arts & Culture Center, Reno
11 am – 12 Noon
McKinley Arts & Culture Center, Reno
An introduction to NEA programs, grants and resources by Andi Mathis, State and Regional Specialist. Free and […]


Since 1985, the Nevada Arts Council’s LXS, Legislative eXhibition Series (LXS), has provided a spotlight on the Silver State’s breadth of contemporary and folk artists at the Nevada State Legislative Building during the biennial session.
The 2017 LXS Series features:

Feb 6 – Feb 24, acrylic and mixed media by Lisa Kurt, Reno
Feb 27 – March 17, photography by Christopher Tsouras, Henderson
March 20 – April 7, mixed media by Jen Graham, Reno
April 10 – April 28, paintings by Kathryn Grider, Spring Creek
May 1 – May 19, mixed media by Myranda Bair, Las Vegas
May 22 – June 9, paintings by Eyob Mergia, Las Vegas

Managed by the Artist Services Program of the Nevada Arts Council, the LXS Gallery space is located on the first floor across from the Caucus Deli in the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City. LXS is open to the public, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Artists for the 2017 series were recommended by a committee made up of Alisha Funkhouser, Art Director, Holland Project, Reno; Darren Johnson, Gallery Director, Clark County Library Galleries, Las Vegas […]

NAC Executive Director Susan Boskoff steps down March 31, 2017

Nevada Arts Council Executive Director Susan Boskoff will retire on March 31, 2017, after 24 years of service to the State of Nevada.  “Words cannot express our gratitude to Susan for her dedication to the Arts Council, our constituents and to the state of Nevada. Guiding the agency with wisdom, passion, and an understanding of the ever-changing needs of our field, for many her name is synonymous with the Nevada Arts Council,” said Julia, chair of the Nevada Arts Council board. Read more

OXS Reception and Artist Talk, March 2

The Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery features the work of Gig Depio in Negotiating the Influence of Culture, Jan. 9 – March 17, 2017. A Visual Arts Fellowship recipient in 2016, Depio focuses on the convergence of cultures within the diverse population of Las Vegas. 

Due to winter weather, NAC has rescheduled the reception and artist talk to Thursday, March 2, 5:00 pm to 7:30 p.m. Depio’s discussion begins at 6:15 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. The OXS Gallery is located at 716 N. Carson St, Suite A, in Carson City and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Questions? Call 775.687.6680. Read more