Art Spot Reno has partnered with Artown to bring free access to community outreach for visiting musicians. This year’s festival has some incredible talent to introduce to Reno. Here are the activities planned with some of the national and international artists designed to enrich the quality of life in our region.


Ranky Tanky

Wed., July 11, from 2 – 3 p.m.

— Panel discussion with moderator Geralda Miller about the history of Gullah and how this soulful group uses their artistic voice to spread messages through traditional spirituals and folk songs.

Where: The Beckwith Gallery, 10 State St.


Sidewalk Chalk

Sun., July 15 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

— A discussion with youth led by moderator Monique Andrea, Coordinator at The Center at the University of Nevada, Reno. The topic will be how activism can be used to stay positive and keep youth hopeful during these challenging times.

Where: Holland Project, 140 Vesta St.


Tumbledown House

Mon. July 16 from noon – 1 p.m.

— A discussion with the band on how to succeed as an independent musician. They’ll provide tips on booking your own tours, finding venues on a national scale and recording at home. Moderated by Spike McGuire.

Where:  Pignic Pub and Patio, 235 Flint St.


Ricardo Lemvo

Wed. July 18 from Noon – 1 p.m.  

— A moderated conversation with Ricardo Lemvo about the rich history of Afro-Cuban music followed by a Latin dance experience.

Where: Sierra Arts Foundation, 17 S. Virginia St.


Jake Shimabukuro

Thurs. July 19 from noon – 1 p.m.

— Bring your ukuleles for a lesson from Jake, followed by a music jam.

Where: California Building, Idlewild Park 75 Cowan Dr.


Mariachi Acero de Las Vegas

Mon. July 23 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

— Bring your instruments and learn new techniques and polish up the old by members of the band.

Where: Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, 1090 Bresson Ave.


Red Baraat

Wed. July 25 from noon – 1 p.m.

— A discussion on the music of Red Baraat and how they write their multi-leveled songs. Followed by a Q & A and sing along.

Where: The Eddy, 16 S. Sierra St.