Arts and Culture Top 10 List
1) The Collective
Experience one of the most creative and distinctive jazz ensembles in the northwest.
2) Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Whether you love magic, theater or music, the Pioneer Center is bound to have a touring act that is sure to entertain. Located in the heart of downtown Reno, the center is easily accessible, affordable, and a great way to experience artistic performance. It’s Reno’s address for Broadway.
3) Nevada Museum of Art
The only accredited art museum in the state, the Nevada Museum of Art is a private, non-profit organization that serves as a cultural and educational resource for everyone. Through creative programming and scholarship, the Museum provides the opportunity for people to encounter, engage and enjoy a diversity of art experiences. Exhibitions include works from the Museum’s permanent collections spanning nineteenth through twenty-first century art, traveling exhibitions from across the globe, and artwork by emerging artists.
4) National Automobile Museum
Don’t miss “One of America’s Five Greatest Auto Museums.” The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) has a “Wow!” factor you don’t often find in a museum. You’ll see more than 200 eye-popping cars, and authentic street scenes. The facades bring displays to life; a department store here, a movie theatre there which accompany artifacts from each era.
5) Ancient Rock Art Sites
Step back in time into Nevada’s rich archeological history to learn about the ancient inhabitants of this area of the Great Basin. Rock art depicts the lives of the natives who came here first, and the challenges they faced in a sometimes-harsh environment.
6) Bruka Theatre
Experience Bruka theatre, a performance art space located on the main strip in the Biggest Little City. Bruka started as a Children's theater and has since grown to include many forms of performance art: original plays, classic and contemporary plays, musicals, children’s plays and dance.
7) Stremmel Gallery
Visit a fine art gallery located in an architecturally award-winning building. The gallery specializes in contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture by mid-career and established American and European artists.
Reno's annual Artown festival entertains crowds each year during the entire month of July with over 400 performing and visual arts events at more than locations and continues the cultural vibrancy with an Encore series October through April featuring nationally recognized headline artists.
9) Riverwalk Wine Walk
Stroll through the area of town where Reno began. The Riverwalk is right in the heart of the Truckee River Arts District where you’ll find shopping, restaurants, bars and taverns, entertainment and even a whitewater park. The merchants in this area host a Wine Walk the third Saturday of every month from 2 to 5 p.m.
10) Reno Open Studios
Take a tour of private artist studios and learn about the creative process and have the opportunity to buy art directly from the artist at greatly reduced rates with no gallery surcharges.