In Reno, the month of July revolves around the artistic and cultural festival known as Artown. The whole city comes together during Artown to celebrate regional and national excellence in the arts, and this year will be no different.
However, one exciting new addition is Washoe County. They’re getting in on the action this year with a public preview of their new ArTrail!
ArTrail is an interactive experience created by the County in partnership with the Burning Man Project and other community partners (like us!). The trail guides participants to cultural, historical, and artistic landmarks throughout our region. There are stops all the way from Crystal Peak Park in Verdi up to Gerlach, with brand new art being installed at those two locations.
To preview the first new art piece being installed and give the community an introduction to the project, Washoe County will be hosting the “ArTrail Stories in the Moonlight” event on Tuesday, July 16th at 7 pm as part of Artown.
The event will feature the four artists, known as the ROAM Collective, who were selected last year to create the new art installations for the project. The artists will be speaking on their inspirations for the new art pieces and some community members are being featured as storytellers, as well.
One Truckee River has been involved with Washoe ArTrail since early 2018. We’ve provided input on site selection and written content for many of the locations being featured on the website and phone application. We are so excited to see the final product and hear from these incredible artists on Tuesday!