The Reno Art Fest 2019 

July 12-14, 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 12-14, 2018. We will also be changing the hours a bit, to take advantage of the cooler evenings, with the hours of  Friday 4 - 8 pm, Saturday 10 am till 8 pm, and Sunday from 10 am till 5 pm. On Friday, the plan is to have a street party to kick off the weekend - with food trucks, wine and beer, and the start of the Mural painting contest, with the murals from last year being painted over! The 24 Hour Mural Contest brings 8 select artists to the Circus Circus hotel to paint 8 different murals on their exterior wall! They only have 24 hours to complete these huge works of art! And on Saturday you can watch their progress and view Controlled Burn's Fire Fest in the evening. On Sunday you can see the final murals and see who won. All three days will be filled with entertainment, food trucks. wine and beer, and great art!

RenoArtFest2018 Logo smReno Art Fest 2019 will feature numerous local and national juried artists whose original work of 2 and 3 dimensional fine art includes a full spectrum of the arts including acrylics. 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. which is available for purchase. Cash prizes of $4000 will be awarded.   

WEB BANNER ArtownAs one of the events 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. 

Booth Prices:

10x10 booths = $125*
10x20 booths = $200*
Corner spaces are an add't $25 if available
Plus 10% commission on all sales

Situated on North Virginia Street between 4th and 6th streets in Reno, the event will be open on Friday 4 - 8 pm, Saturday from10 am till 8 pm, and Sunday from 10 am till 5 pm. 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 thruout all three days. Northern Nevada's Controlled Burn will also perform on Saturday evening at 8:00 pm. The event will conclude on Sunday at 5 pm. We have changed the dates from last years event in order to collaborate with the Mural Contest

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

  • Best of Show $1,000
  • Awards of Excellence (2) $750
  • Judges Choice $500
  • Awards of Merit (4) $250

Booth sitters will be available
Artists Hospitality Booth
Free Artist parking
Security provided on Friday and Saturday evening.
Booth pricing that is very affordable, priced at $125 for a 10x10 space!


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Reno Art Fest 2019 will be located on North Virginia Street between 4th and 6th streets in Reno NV. The hours of the event are from 4 - 8 pm on Friday, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm on Saturday and 10 am till 5 pm on 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!), and is handled at the show! 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.

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