The Reno Art Fest 2019 on July 13-14, 2019


The Reno Art Fest 2019, our third year in Reno, will be held on Virginia Street, between 4th and 6th Sttreets, in downtown Reno on July 13-14, 2018. We will also be changing the hours a bit, to take advantage of the cooler evenings, with tentative hours of  Saturday 10 am till 8 pm, and Sunday from 10 am till 5. These are tentative dates so far.

RenoArtFest2018 Logo smReno Art Fest 2019 will feature numerous artists whose original work of 2 and 3 dimensional fine art includes acrylics a full spectrum of the arts including oils and watercolors paintings, photography, ceramics, glass, stone and metal sculptures, and wood and clay pieces.  Artists will be on-site to discuss their work available for purchase. Cash prizes of $4000 will be awarded. Local and national artists will be featured.  

WEB BANNER ArtownAs the kick off event for Artown, Reno Art Fest will be part of the marketing and promotion regionally, and nationally as part of this premier arts festival which should dramatically add to attendance. Artown, a month-long summer arts festival, features about 500 events produced by more than 100 organizations and businesses in nearly 100 locations citywide. Artown’s primary goal is to encourage local artist participation and highlight the best performers in northern Nevada. 

The following is the info from last year, which may change....

Booth Prices:

10x10 booths = $100*
10x20 booths = $185*
Corner spaces are an add't $25 if available
Plus 10% commission on all sales
* Good news! Found out that the city of Reno does not require a $15 vendor fee! So, we have reduced that prices to reflect that!)

Situated on North Virginia Street between 4th and 6th streets in Reno, the event will be open from 10:00am - 6:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission and parking are free to the public and participants with a variety of local food trucks, wine and beer concession also available. The Reno Art Fest is presented by CWB Events, in conjunction with Artech, a local non-profit organization.

Live entertainment to include a special "Children’s Creative Zone" with hula hoops, balloons, bubbles, face painting, puppets and interactive art projects for children and adults of all ages. 

Live entertainment (to be announced) will appear on Saturday and Sunday between 12:00 and 6:00pm. Northern Nevada's Controlled Burn will also perform on Saturday evening at 8:00 pm. The event will conclude on Sunday, July 1 at 6pm with a celebratory parade ending at Wingfield Park, as a kick off to Artown. We have changed the date from last years August event in order to collaborate with Artown. 

Artist Amenities (subject to changes):
$4000 in cash as Artists Awards:

  • Best of Show $1,000 plus solo show and opening reception at Sierra Arts Gallery 
  • Awards of Excellence (2) $750
  • Judges Choice $500
  • Awards of Merit (4) $250
  • Artists Reception held on Friday June 29th at Friday 4‐7pm, at El Jefe’s in Circus Circus

Booth sitters will be available
Free Artist parking
Security provided on Saturday evening.
Booth pricing that is very affordable, an introductory price of $100 for a 10x10 space!

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Reno Art Fest 2018 will be located on North Virginia Street between 4th and 6th streets in Reno NV. The hours of the event are from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission and Parking are free.

Applications are available thru this website and on ZAPP. Digital images of your work and display will be required if applying through this website (ZAPP aleady has digital images).
A certificate of liability insurance will be required upon acceptance into this event, and before a space assignment is made! Liability insurance is available thru ACT Insurance, starting at $39If you don't have a Nevada resale license, it is easy to take care of (easier than California!). Call or email for more info!

The Reno Art Fest is presented by CWB Events, in conjuction with the Artech, a local non-profit organization. For additional information you can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 916-936-9393

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