Gay Men’s Chorus hosts its Holiday Concert

The Nevada Gay Men’s Chorus is having its 10th  annual Holiday Concert! Don’t miss what has become for many the “official” family-friendly concert start of the holiday season!

It will be an evening that will move you with the splendor of music with all of their most favorite selections from the last 10 years. The concert has something for everyone, with holiday classics and fun and festive numbers. Get your tickets early as NGMC’s holiday celebration fills up quickly.
 Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students.


A Jazzy Home for the Holidays

The spirit of Christmas comes to life as the 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra presents “Home for the Holidays” on Dec. 13 and 14. Headlining the performance are world-renowned trombone soloist Bob McChesney and dynamic entertainer and GRAMMY nominee vocalist Calabria Foti.

The Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra will open the show and complement the spirit of the night and perform other classic favorites for all to enjoy.

The performances will be held at the Cargo Concert Hall at the Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno, NV on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $20 for General Seating (plus processing fee), $10 for Students (with I.D.) and can be purchased online or in person at the Whitney Peak Hotel front desk 24/7. Students with ID receive $10.00 off any ticket. Student tickets must be purchased in person only at the Whitney Peak Hotel front desk 24/7 or at the Box office window the day of the show.

Photography exhibit of WWII life at arteitalia

The faces of NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960 is an exhibition that portrays life in Italy through the lens of photography before, during, and after World War II. The exhibit features some 110 prints — primarily vintage photographs — captured by more than 50 Italian photographers, paired with the original magazines, photobooks, and newspapers in which they circulated. These are curated from private collections and on view exclusively at arteitalia.

The exhibit is the most comprehensive curated collection of journalistic images capturing the faces of Italy after World War II. NeoRealismo toured Europe to great acclaim and recently made its U.S. debut at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery.  Exclusively sponsored by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation, NeoRealismo has exhibited at the Museo Italo Americano in San Francisco — and now at arteitalia in Reno.


Reno Winter Light Festival

Don’t miss the Reno Winter Light Festival December 7-14, 2019. The week-long event features a number of free family-friendly events:

Saturday, December 7, 2019:
– Noon – 7 p.m.: Holiday Market on the City Plaza. Craft Faire with food and beverage vendors, presented by Wandering Wyld.
– 3 – 7 p.m.: Free photos with Santa for the kids
– 5 – 6 p.m.: Tree Lighting Ceremony with live entertainment. Tree lighting at 6 p.m.
– 7 p.m.: Free skate at the Rink at The ROW.

Take a stroll around downtown and check out the Public Art Displays – December 7-14, 2019:
Fish Out of Water art installation at Wingfield Park, noon-10p.m. Otto the giant goldfish will be hanging out over the Truckee River during the day and illuminated at night. By Bland Hoke. This will be on display daily through December 14, 2019.

Sonic Dichroic Reeds at Wingfield Park, noon-10p.m. The piece features sound from local fauna–birds and insects–with 6 foot reeds made from dichroic glass that sway in the wind and reflect sunlight during the day. At night, they are transformed into brilliantly lit bouquets. By Hugh Livingston. This will be on display daily through December 14, 2019.

You Are Here… Elsewhere at ReTRAC, near Whitney Peak, 5p.m. – 10pm. A projection art piece based on interactive maps. With the play of lights, the video projections, pictograms, and the geographical coordinates, the human mapping turns into a playground. By Matthieu Tercieux. This will be on display daily through December 14, 2019.

Saturday, December 14, 2019:
Fire & Ice Show on the City Plaza, 5 to 9 p.m. Ice Carving Contest, fire dancers and sculptures.

For more information about the Winter Light Festival, and other community holiday events, visit

Local artist examines the heart

Local artist Traci L. Turner explores matters of the heart and emotional vulnerability with her exhibit Cor Cordium. Working primarily in oils and employing bold, expressive color with loose brushwork in an impressionistic style, Traci presents a series of human hearts.

Cor Cordium is on view in the Holland Project Hallway Gallery through Nov. 22, 2019. Normal gallery hours are noon – 6 p.m. Wed. – Fri. , or you can make an appointment by emailing or calling 775-448-6500.

Call to Artists: Edible Reno Tahoe


Edible Reno-Tahoe magazine is looking for visual artists to appear in a regular column in our magazine that’s entitled “What’s in Season.” The column runs in each issue, to show readers what foods are in season in our coverage area (Reno/Sparks, Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Plumas County, Churchill County, Storey County, Carson City, Carson Valley). The piece appears in print and online.

If you are selected to appear in the magazine, you would be paid for one-time usage of the piece, and artist would retain full ownership of the piece for other uses. Though edible Reno-Tahoe, like many local publications, operates with a limited budget, payment for use is negotiable, and will be discussed upon submission and offer of assignment.

Here are some examples of other artists’ work that has appeared in this column:

You may choose to create an image of a single veggie or fruit, you can do a basket of veggies and fruits in season for summer, a farmer pulling something seasonal from the farm, etc. The work should in some way relate to the column, but this is, of course, open to artist interpretation. Your style and original ideas are welcome. Additionally, on the page where art is feature, the artist’s bio and contact information, website, etc. will be included, providing additional exposure.

Because we are interested in featuring new artists on a regular basis, there are many opportunities for artists year-round. If you are interested in appearing in the column, please submit samples of your work to Amanda Burden, Publisher/Editor, or to Jessica Santina, Managing Editor. Our contact information is below. Thank you in advance for your submission to edible Reno-Tahoe! We look forward to working with you! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Amanda Burden



Jessica Santina

Managing Editor


McKinley Arts and Culture present: EMERGE: Kyle Brown, Beck Neal, Ricardo Rubalcaba

This show features three young artists who are becoming part of the larger art world.  Their works are visually diverse but are all rich in symbolism, narrative, and talent.  The show itself is a colorful symphony of styles and themes, digital illustration blending with traditional oils and acrylics.  The works theme around interpersonal relationships, people’s relationships with nature, internal relationships, and cross-cultural relationships.

McKinley Gallery West presents: Laika Press: Sun Shadows

The numerous, small prints that form the show are made up of beautifully saturated blues, overlapped with inverted shadows in pale blues and whites.  These image figments create ghostly abstractions from recognizable shapes of local flora from the Truckee Meadows region.