2013 ARTslams


2013 ARTslam, Tuscarora
The 2013 ARTslam offers an insider’s perspective of Nevada’s cities and towns, and the role of arts and culture in creating a “sense of place.” This short video was created for the 2013 Arts @ the Heart Convening, an annual gathering for Nevada’s cultural workforce and community leaders. Tuscarora is located in the north eastern region of our state and has a rather unique beginning. Unique in the sense that it took almost ten year after the first gold discoveries were made before the town began to grow. In 1870, Tuscarora had a population of 119. The two most productive years were 1878 and 1879. The population had reached 1,500. Tuscarora’s mines yielded more than $1 million worth of bullion. Today, Tuscarora is classified as a ghost town although there are a few people still living there who consider it an artist’s community.

2013 ARTslam, Carson City
The 2013 ARTslam offers an insider’s perspective of Nevada’s cities and towns, and the role of arts and culture in creating a “sense of place.” This short video was created for the 2013 Arts @ the Heart Convening, an annual gathering for Nevada’s cultural workforce and community leaders. While being built on the cornerstones of mining, logging and the mighty railroad, Carson City, our proud state capital does a fine job of mixing shopping, dining, culture and nightlife while still maintaining its old-fashioned charm. Part of that can be credited to the grand structures gracing the downtown corridor – the buildings house shops, restaurants, art galleries, cultural centers and museums.

2013 ARTSlam, Hawthorne

2013 ARTslam, Reno
The 2013 ARTslam offers an insider’s perspective of Nevada’s cities and towns, and the role of arts and culture in creating a “sense of place.” This short video was created for the 2013 Arts @ the Heart Convening, an annual gathering for Nevada’s cultural workforce and community leaders. Reno is located in the beautiful north-west region of Nevada and is the most populous Nevada city outside of the Las Vegas metropolitan area. As early as the 1850s a few pioneers settled in the Truckee Meadows, but the discovery of silver in 1859 at the Comstock Lode led to a mining rush. As you will see in this in this ARTslam, today’s Reno is highlighted by the Riverwalk District and a blossoming downtown district, year-round cultural events and natural areas for outdoor recreation making the “Biggest Little City in the World” one of northern Nevada’s most diverse destinations.

2013 ARTslam, Hawthorne
The 2013 ARTslam offers an insider’s perspective of Nevada’s cities and towns, and the role of arts and culture in creating a “sense of place.” This short video was created for the 2013 Arts @ the Heart Convening, an annual gathering for Nevada’s cultural workforce and community leaders. Established in 1881, they call it “America’s Patriotic Home,” and the red, white and blue streets and American flags blowing in the breeze stand as testament to Hawthorne’s great national pride. Part of that pride is rooted in the Hawthorne Army Depot, Construction began on the facility in 1928 and it served as an ammunition staging area for World War II. The historic 1942 USO has been restored and has Mystery Dinner Dramas and other special events. It’s the kind of environment that encourages outdoor enjoyment, and Walker Lake State Recreation Area, once part of the Lahontan Sea, a prehistoric sea that covered much of Nevada plays host to regular area events, festivals and art shows.

2013 ARTslam, Lovelock
The 2013 ARTslam offers an insider’s perspective of Nevada’s cities and towns, and the role of arts and culture in creating a “sense of place.” This short video was created for the 2013 Arts @ the Heart Convening, an annual gathering for Nevada’s cultural workforce and community leaders.The name really says it all. The community of Lovelock put a spin on its name when it brought the Chinese custom of love-locking to America nearly a decade ago. The sweet tradition of securing locks to a chain is meant to ensure unending love and more than two thousand locks adorn chains at the Lovers Lock Plaza in Lovelock. Come Valentine’s Day, special anniversaries or a romantic, spur-of-the-moment idea, couples can regularly be found locking their love in Lovelock.

2013 ARTslam, Ely
The 2013 ARTslam offers an insider’s perspective of Nevada’s cities and towns, and the role of arts and culture in creating a “sense of place.” This short video was created for the 2013 Arts @ the Heart Convening, an annual gathering for Nevada’s cultural workforce and community leaders. At the eastern end of U.S. Highway 50 in Nevada is the bustling town of Ely. What started as just a post office and stagecoach station grew rapidly with the discovery of copper in 1906. As the railroad steamed into town, Ely continued to grow, and today the community’s history is documented by a series of giant murals gracing the sides of buildings throughout town.