Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

From murals and life-size art installations to performance art and events celebrating Nevada’s diverse history, the arts and culture scene in Reno Tahoe is thriving this June! Here is an eclectic list of some fun and creative events to enjoy this month.


Public Art

One of the many murals in town created by Joe C. Rock

For those who want to explore, check out Reno’s MidTown and downtown areas to discover unique art installations, sculptures and murals that punctuate the Biggest Little City. Take a stroll on bike or foot and come face to face with new murals from local artists like Joe C. Rock, or be transported to the Playa by one-of-a-kind art installations straight from Black Rock City.

Local Museums

Hitting the local museums in June is a great way to cool off in air conditioned comfort for a few hours!

On Friday, June 2 from 12 – 1 p.m. explore Jim Markle’s photography at the Nevada Museum of Art where you will be connected to Lake Tahoe’s ecosystem and culture.

The National Automobile Museum introduces the “Biggest Little Science + Fiction Film Festival in the World!”. Award-winning animated and live action sci-fi films will be on the big screen Thursday, June 1 though Saturday, June 3, where attendees can help choose the winners. Check out their complete schedule here.

Performing Arts

Cirque Le Noir

Starting on June 2 and running through August 27 in the Eldorado Showroom, take in intimate cirque-style entertainment that includes balance, contortion, stamina and aerial artistry performed by the world-renowned cast. Buy tickets here.

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

On June 8 through June 10, enjoy a truly unique theater experience when performers attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes at The Reno Little Theater. This format of original plays developed by the Neo Futurists relies on audience participation. When the 60 minutes are done – no matter the number of plays completed – the show is over!

Patrick Garrity

Enjoy an evening of laughter! Back by popular demand, Patrick Garrity returns to perform his comedy at The Pioneer Center for Performing Arts. Get your tickets in advance for $16, or $19 on the day of the show. Click here to get a full list of performing arts at the Pioneer Center for the month of June.

Dickerson Road

The artistic wonderland of Dickerson Road is where you will be immersed in water gardens, nature studies, and production art spaces where you can create a masterpiece of your own. Visit one of the following venues and let your creativity shine.

Infinity Forge

Reno Art Works

Sierra Water Gardens

The Wedge Ceramics Studio


Reno Rodeo 

It’s time to saddle up for the “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West!” The Reno Rodeo will be in town on June 15 through June 24 with tons of rodeo fun for all ages. To purchase tickets and get the full list of events visit their website.

Stewart Father’s Day Powwow

Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with the American Indian heritage and Reno culture. Dancers, craft vendors and Indian Tacos will all be in the mix! Benefits will go towards the preservation of the historic Stewart Indian School.

Visit The Nevada State Museum Carson City to learn about the state symbols and all about the State Capitol. Discover the beautiful history of our town at one of their permanent exhibits.

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