Take home some of our region’s finest art. By Holly Zynda. Encircling the beauty of Lake Tahoe in full spring bloom are a number of premier boutique art galleries that house some of our region’s most alluring pieces. Local artists and those from abroad have witnessed the charm of the Reno/Tahoe area and captured it in various artistic mediums.
Art in the great outdoors – Explore Northern Nevada’s outdoor art walks, murals and sculptures this spring. By Annie Flanzraich. When the weather turns warm in Northern Nevada, all I want to do is spend as much time as possible outdoors while enjoying the fresh-smelling air and radiant sun. Now, there are many ways to do this — hiking, spending time at the dog park with my reluctant schnauzer, brunching on patios or simply sipping a cup of coffee on an Adirondack chair. But, I think the best way to experience the glory of temperate weather is by pairing it with art. Luckily, there’s a host of ways to pair the two. Here are some of my favorites.
See some of the region’s most recognizable art pieces. By Annie Flanzraich. There is no shortage of art to see and experience in Reno/Tahoe. From large-scale sculptures of sea creatures to gold-plated vehicles, there’s an exhibit for every taste. It might be impossible to see every piece of art on one trip, so here are seven pieces we think you should cross off your bucket list.
By Patrick Turner Matter Splatter invites visitors of all ages to take matter into their own hands. In this inventive, hands-on exhibition coming to The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, visitors can explore the materials used to produce some of the most advanced technology in existence today.
Curtains Up: Catch A Performance or Film at Reno/Tahoe Theaters. By Annie Flanzraich. William Shakespeare once wrote, “All the world is a stage.” So, it’s not a stretch to say that the theatrical arts are all around. From intimate venues to large performance halls, many places in the Sierra offer the chance to see a show. As a reformed actress (the highlight of my theatrical career included a performance as Orphan No. 76 during my high school’s production of the musical, Annie), I’m always keen to see a show or film. Here are some of my favorite venues.
A peek at places that have social media abuzz. By Heidi Bethel Instaworthy spots abound in the Sierra. Whether you’re looking for a great vantage point to shoot a Tik Tok video or want a quick photo to post alongside your Facebook status, Reno/Tahoe has some amazing views that are sure to get you more followers.
Entertainment aplenty that won’t break the bank in the Sierra. By Jason Lopez Whether you want to catch an open mic night, do a little dancing or enjoy the arts, Reno/Tahoe is a mecca for inexpensive entertainment. Here are a few of my favorites you should definitely checkout!
Stay Curious, Captivating museums around the Sierra. By Jen Peng. There are plenty of interactive museums in the Reno/Tahoe area, so there’s no reason to stop exploring just because the temperature dips. Here are some of our favorites in the region.
Explore Reno/Tahoe’s past, present and future through the words of local authors. By Annie Flanzraich In his 1871 book, “Roughing It,” Mark Twain famously described Lake Tahoe as “surely the fairest picture the whole world affords.” Almost 75 years later, Walter Van Tilburg Clark called Reno the “city of trembling leaves,” in his novel of the same name. Reno/ Tahoe’s beauty and complexity have ignited the creativity of writers in all generations, so it would be impossible to list all of them in a single article. However, it is possible to recommend a few recent reads that capture the region’s history, spirit and imagination.