Are you ready to take a walk on the ART side?
This Month’s Activities
May is Older Americans Month. Join us downtown on Thursday, May 19 from 5 – 7 p.m. for art and storytelling. Professional artists will be making chalk ART from stories told to them by the public, focusing on an older generation. The Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada will facilitate conversations and dialogue and Sierra Arts bring their best artists.
Cordillera International Film Festival will be sharing Schoolhouse Shorties: a delightful blend of award-winning short films that shine a light on wise old souls, including a selection from a local filmmaker, “Lost in Memories”, at the historic Glendale Schoolhouse.
Depot Gallery will host an Artist Reception with Recycled Propaganda – Las Vegas from 5 – 7 p.m.
Drop in at the Sparks Heritage Museum to make your own chalk ART on the tables upstairs.
Plus! Docent-led art tours will be at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Pick up a map with the full schedule at the Depot Gallery or Engine 8 Winery.
Recycled Propaganda – Las Vegas
Recycled Propaganda is a socio-political artist acclaimed for his graphic exploration of a broad variety of contemporary issues from global history to current affairs. Its sole creative, Izaac Zevalking, is an English-American who was raised bicontinental in a family who highly valued creativity and outside-the-box thinking. This support and lifelong emphasis on ingenuity, coupled with a background in graphic design, bred an artistry which aims to encourage critical thought and nuance in an increasingly apathetic and polarized society.
Galleries on VIC Exhibits
O’Skis Pub and Grille – Richard Allen Wells – Flat Sound Full Sight
Cantina Los Tres Hombres – Natalie Durante – Nevada Landscape Photography
Packs N’ Pints – Nathanael Kuhne – Contemporary Societal Portraiture
Pinon Bottle Company – Francine Burge – Mixed Media: The Landfill is Full
Engine 8 Urban Winery – Eric Brooks – Geometric Landscape Abstractions
See the Artwork
Docent-led art tours will be at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Meet the volunteer docents at the Depot Gallery, beside the train.
If you miss the tours, scan the QR code at each artwork for bios, artists’ statements, and audio tours. You can also print this map: Sparks Art Walk Map and visit all of the hidden gems of downtown: Go off the beaten path.
Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada (N4)
The N4 village connects Northern Nevadans for inclusive, community-based services, volunteer opportunities, and affordable transportation. N4 does so much in our community and serving our seniors is just one.
At the artwalk, their staff and volunteers will be facilitating conversations with artists who will then interpret the stories into art. Memories are fleeting like the chalk art, but are worth celebrating.
Facilitators will help the public develop stories to be drawn using the following prompts:
- Tell me about a favorite food and why you love it.
- What was one of your best trips?
- What is one of your favorite books?
- What was your favorite part of your job?
- What song brings you back to the past?
- Tell me about a favorite pet.
- What is your favorite movie?
- Tell me about a favorite hobby.
- Tell me about your first car.
The following artists from Sierra Arts Foundation, Nevada’s premiere arts organization & resource center, will be creating chalk ART
- Sheyenne Taylor
- Natalie Durante
- Teresa Rodriguez
- Maryknoll Sanchez
FREE PARKING LOCATIONS for Downtown Sparks
- Victorian Plaza Galaxy Theater Parking Garage: 1130 Ave Of The Oaks
- Great Basin Brewery: 846 Victorian Ave
- Sparks Heritage Museum: 829 C Street
- Nugget Casino Resort: 1100 Nugget Ave