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The Reno Art Fest 2018 on June 30 - July 1, 2018


The Reno Art Fest 2018, our second year in Reno, will be held on Virginia Street, between 4th and 6th Sttreets, in downtown Reno on June 30 - July 1, 2018. Please note that the dates and venue for this event are different than last year.

reno signReno Art Fest 2018 will feature numerous artist tents 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 $3,750 will be awarded. Local artists will be featured in addition to 40+ artists from different regions in collaboration with CWB Events. There will be an artist reception at Artech on Friday, June 29 from 5pm-7pm. The public is invited to an exciting, interactive "After Party" 7:30-10 pm with a no-host bar, art cars, fire-spinning, DJs and dancing. 

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 conjuction with the Artech, a local non-profit organization.

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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. 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. As the kick off event 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. 

Artist Amenities:
$3750 in cash as Artists Awards:

  • Best of Show $1,000 plus solo show and opening reception at Sierra Arts Gallery
  • First Place $1,000
  • Second Place $750
  • Third Place $500
  • Honorable Mention 2 @ $250 each

Booth sitters will be available
Free Artist parking
Security provided on Saturday evening.


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. 

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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Application process:

The following is the process I follow (generally) for accepting artists in our events.

Application – it is best to apply early to have a better chance of being accepted, and if you happen to want a particular space. If there is a particular space or booth requirement, such as facing the sun, etc. please note that on the application and I will do my best to accommodate you. One other note – legibility counts when filling out your application! It has to be legible so I can read it!

Payment of fees – once you are accepted into the event, your fees will be collected. This generally happens 10 weeks before the event start date. Once accepted, there are no refunds, but a credit towards future events is possible if cancelled more than two weeks before the event. After that, the entry fee is forfeited.  If you have financial constraints and need the charges to happen on a certain date, or need to be notified before charges are made, please note that on your application. Of course, any delays in payment of the fees due, will delay your acceptance into the event.

Upon acceptance – Once the fees are paid, you will receive a confirmation letter with your space number and other useful info. If you have not rec’d your confirmation letter by two weeks prior to the event, please call or email us ASAP.  Info in regards to the site map, show location, and weather can be found on our website.

Professional behavior must be exhibited at all times. We reserve the right to remove any exhibitor, without a refund, who is behaving unprofessionally, inappropriately or illegally, at our discretion.

Booth set up:
Booths should create a boutique or gallery look to compliment the work. All display racks must be covered. Tables must be completely covered on all sides to the ground with professional material.A few examples of what could be considered acceptable can be found here. All exhibitors are responsible for keeping their area clear during show hours, including clean up at the end of the show. All inventory and display materials must be contained within the space you have requested. Stored inventory and crates must be out of public view. You may not expand into the aisles or beyond the space for which you contracted. Please set up your booth accordingly. All signage must be professional. No handwritten signs. Your booth and work should be consistent with the images sent for jurying. If there is a significant variation, we reserve the right to ask you to leave the venue without a refund. If a canopy or tent is used it must have a suitable backdrop to block the view of other exhibitors and vehicles parked behind the booth. Exhibitors are responsible for securing their booth properly, with stakes and weights as needed, to insure a safe show for the public and neighboring booths. A few examples of securing your canopy can be found here. No smoking, loud sound systems, or noisy generators are allowed in booth areas.

Booth Sitters
I or one of the staff are available for booth sitting for short periods. Call us at 916-936-9393 (a cell phone that I carry) or stop me as I wander thru the show. 

Break Down/ Load out:
At the end of the show, before you start breaking down, your commission envelope needs to be turned in. We need all envelopes returned, even if you had no sales. We can take cash, checks and credit cards and receipts are available if needed. Do not start the load out/breakdown of your display cannot occur before the end of the show (unless notified differently by CWB Events). As in the set up at the beginning of the show, please be aware of and courteous to your neighbors, as I am sure you will see them again at a future show. Pack all of your artwork, and then bring your vehicle in to load up. Parking or driving on the grass is never allowed. Please do not take two spaces and allow passage of other traffic (don’t block the road).

Business Licenses:
Generally we will purchase a special event license/permit for the event that covers all of the participants. You will be notified if you need any other special license. You are required to have a Resale Permit for the State of California. You can download an application from the State Board of Equalization at

Check In:
The spaces are generally marked on the day prior to the event. If you know your space number, and where it is, you are welcome to set up after the set up time noted on the confirmation letter. If you don’t know your space number, please contact us. There is a site map for the event on the website for your reference. If you have any questions or cannot locate your space, please call us at 916-936-9393. 

Clean up:
Please make sure your display is kept clean and orderly at all times. After the show, when you have loaded up all your display, please police the area to be sure that all debris and trash is picked up. There are trash bins/dumpsters available for the larger items. Don’t leave anything behind (boxes, wrapping material, zip ties, etc.). Someone will have to pick it up, and most likely it will be me….

You will be given a commission envelope on the first day of the show. At the end of the show, before you start breaking down, your commission envelope needs to be turned in. We need all envelopes returned, even if you had no sales. We can take cash, checks and credit cards and receipts are available if needed. All sales made during the event, resulting from the event as well as all commissioned work are eligible for the 10% commission. Do not include any sales tax collected as part of your gross sales. The commission is on the honor system. Each participant makes their own sales during the event.

Confirmation Letter:
Once accepted and all fees have been paid, you will receive a confirmation letter which will contain the instructions for set up (booth number, set up time, parking info, etc.) via email and/or postal mail. If you have not rec’d your confirmation letter by two weeks prior to the event, please call or email us ASAP.  Info in regards to the site map, show location, and weather can be found on our website.

Display Set-up:
CWB Events will strive to set up prior day set up when possible. Spaces are usually marked by 3:00 pm the day before. Please check with us to see when set up will be available, or check your confirmation letter for more info.  Please be aware that overnight security will not be available on the nights prior to the show. When loading or unloading, we are not allowed to drive or park on the grass. No Exceptions! Also, driving while on grass is also prohibited, but that is a completely different issue!

Inclement Weather:
All events will be held rain or shine or wind. Outdoor shows are subject to weather extremes. We would never force an exhibitor to set up in severe or dangerous weather and risk ruining their work, but we do expect all exhibitors to be at the show ready to set up if the weather changes. It is imperative that exhibitors be present. Weather predictions are notoriously inaccurate; raining even 30 minutes away doesn’t mean it’s raining at the show site. In extreme conditions, exhibitors must realize that a show can be cancelled due to weather related problems with no return of fees.

Insurance Requirements:
CWB Events, show management, park officials, property owners, sponsors and those working at the show are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen property. You are responsible for the safety and liability insurance of your work and display, bearing all risk and expense for any damage, loss, or theft of their own or others artwork or personal property or injury to any person, regardless of cause.

Exhibitor gives permission for photos to be used for the purpose of marketing the event, such as print advertising, postcards, etc. Providing a bio would also be appreciated

Medium of Work:
You are only to submit one medium of work per booth space. Combining two mediums into one display, such as having both Jewelry and Photography in the same booth is generally not allowed. Check with CWB Events for any exceptions based on the work you are submitting.  You are only able to display the work for which you were accepted into the show. CWB Events reserves the right to refuse participation in the event if the work on display is not consistent with these guidelines, or with the work submitted with the application. No refunds will be made in these instances.

Original Work:
All work must be original and completely finished. Limited edition prints and Giclees are allowed, but should be less than 50% of your work. No imports or manufactured items are allowed. No objects from commercially available kits, parts or patterns; pottery, glass or other materials from pre-manufactured molds; embellished commercial objects and clothing; factory-made items; t-shirts. Your images for jurying must represent what is going to be sold in your booth. Artists assume all risks and liability for claims alleging copyright or trademark infringement or the misappropriation of images or ideas.

CWB Events will provide directions for Participants  (including their staff, and family members) in the confirmation letter, and we will be available on site for more info. We will have designated parking areas during each event for participant’s vehicles and participants must park in these areas. If you are not sure where to park, please ask. If you have an official handicap parking emblem, please let us know and we will do our best to allow you to park near the event, and try to arrange for a booth near that parking area.

Pets and Children:
We would appreciate it if you refrain from bringing pets or children to the events.

We have both printed (sent by USPS) and an email version are available to show participants. Please specify on the application how many you want of the printed postcard, if any. You can have as many email versions as you like.  Printed postcards are generally sent out 30-40 days before the event. For the printed postcards - If you are late applying to the show, we may not have enough time for us to send them to you, and for you to then send them out, or we may be out. If you do ask for them, please be sure to use them to promote the show. Sitting on your desk or in your studio does not do us any good! I will send a copy of the email version out to all artists approx. 2-3 weeks before the event. At that time, I will also send out any last minute instructions or changes. And please, when sending out multiple emails, be sure to use the BCC feature of your email program. For more info about BCC emails, the how and why to use it, can be found at

Problems, questions or concerns: 
CWB Events is artist focused and committed to helping you have a pleasant, hassle-free and successful selling experience. Please feel free to call us at 916-936-9393 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions, suggestions or comments at any time. Our website is and our mailing address is CWB Events PO Box 827 Acton CA 93510

Once an exhibitor is accepted into the show the entry fee is non-refundable. There will be no refunds for inclement weather. Cancelling within two weeks of the event will result in your entry fee being forfeited. 

Sales Tax: If the show is in California, you are required to have a Resale Permit. You can download an application from the State Board of Equalization at Nevada shows are handled differently, details to be provided.

Overnight security is provided for all events, as noted in the confirmation letter. Although security is provided, CWB Events cannot be responsible for any losses or damage.  Please secure your tents/display by using the side curtains, or placing all items under cover.

No power or water is available at booth sites. We do not provide electricity or water at any of our events. Some locations do have these available, but it is not guaranteed to be turned on. The other option is to use deep cycle marine batteries. No fume producing generators are allowed at any of our events, unless proper distance for noise and ventilation can be maintained, and their use is approved by CWB Events.

A few examples of how to secure your display, although I am sure there are many ways. It is your responsiblity to safely secure your display!


Incline Village Fine Art Festival -


On August 10-12, 2018, plan on visiting the 6th Annual Incline Village Fine Art Festival in Incline Village NV at Preston Field, at the northern end of the Lake Tahoe area. The Incline Village Fine Art Festival features artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine arts, which may include paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone and wood. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase.

In addition to fine art, fine crafts will also be presented. Festival attendees may find blown glass, turned wood, semi-precious jewelry, pottery, stained glass, and an array of high-quality crafts.

Artists from around the country, as well as many from the local area. See the fine photography of Dirk Yuricich of Stateline, weavings from Lawrence and Judith Romiti of Incline Village, interesting and functional ceramics from John Manley of Washoe Valley, fine wood furniture from Thomas Finch of Minden, and very pretty fabric creations from Pam Levy of Tahoe City. These and the other talented artists from around the country, are proud to personally present and discuss their unique 

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work with you. Learning how something is made, or the story behind it, can enhance your appreciation of the work, giving it more meaning to you, and create a greater connection to the art and the artist.

Another artist, one you won’t be able to miss is Dave Harper of Darby, Montana. He will be one of the artists right at the gate. He works in metal, creating large and small sculptures of bears, trees, children as cowboys and cowgirls…. And then there is the wood furniture he makes that is very interesting. The list goes on and on! Definitely pieces that you would be proud to display at your home.

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Also present will be Arts For the Schools ( , a non-profit organization based out of Truckee. Arts For The Schools is a bi-state 501(c)3 non-profit that fundamentally believes that access and exposure to the arts is essential for all. Arts For The Schools fills the gaps in visual and performing arts education for more than 10,000 children at K-12 schools AND provides access to artistic excellence for the public. For 32 years Arts For The Schools has encouraged children and adults to create, perform, learn, lead, understand and discover. Encouraging art for the children (and adults!) is something that CWB Events strongly believes in and supports, donating the space for this event. Stop by and say hi, see what they are up to!


Preston Field is located at 700 Tahoe Blvd, near Mt Rose Highway, in Incline Village, NV. 


The hours of the event are from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission and parking are free. The event is handicap accessible.

The Incline Village Fine Art Festival is presented by CWB Events. For additional information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 916-936-9393.

 Applications are available thru this website or on ZAPP

The Incline Village Fine Art Festival is presented by CWB Events. 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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