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Arts & Culture Activities in Reno Tahoe

Historic Reno Preservation Society (H.R.P.S.) Walking Tours

Experience history, art, architecture and culture along the famed Truckee River Corridor. Walk the paths of pioneer wagons that crossed the Truckee Meadows in the late 1840s. See hidden neighborhood treasures, landmark trees and architectural gems from mansions on the bluff to brick bungalows in Reno's little Italy. Most tours begin at the Riverside Artist Lofts located on the corner of the Truckee River & Virginia Street. Tours last about one hour and 45 minutes.



Imagine having the chance to visit artists' studios not ordinarily open to the public. Imagine privately viewing these artful treasures and having the opportunity to purchase many of them at a great price.

Artouring brings you inside the enjoyable, rewarding and often challenging process of creating fine art with exculsive behind-the-scenes tours of the Reno-Tahoe artistic community. Artouring has selected the most fascinating and eclectic professional artists for tours that the artful traveler will not want to miss. You will visit working studios, not normally open to the public, to meet artists and discuss their backgrounds, their inspirations, and their work -- everything from oil paintings, bronzes, jewelry, tapestry, basketmaking, stone carving, calligraphy and photography.

Midtown Mural Tour

Reno’s Midtown District is filled with colorful murals that have become an important part of its cultural landscape. Put on your comfy shoes and wander through the streets and alleys on Art Spot Reno’s guided Midtown Mural Tour taking place every second Saturday of the month.The two-hour Midtown Mural Tour starts and ends at Blue Whale Coffee Co., 32 Cheney St. Tickets are $10.

Learn all about the murals -- who painted them, their history and symbolism -- from docents eager to share their knowledge.


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