About Us


Double Scoop is a statewide media outlet that covers the visual arts in Nevada.

We believe that a vibrant community needs the arts, and the arts need a hub for honest, thoughtful discourse. 

We publish a web site, statewide visual arts calendar, podcast, and the “Short Scoop” weekly art roundup on KWNK 97.7, Reno Community Radio.

When we say “art,” we don’t just mean gallery and museum shows. These are important parts of Nevada’s art culture, but they’re not the only parts. We also report on arts education, arts funding, artists’ stories, and the bigger cultural issues that relate to art and culture. We aim to illuminate the connections between art and everyday life. By our definition, “everyday life” can mean anything from national politics to local issues (like development and tourism) to personal stories and perspectives.

We aim to publish a wide range of voices. Our contributors are journalists, critics, students, teachers, and artists.

Double Scoop’s founder and editor, Kris Vagner, is a seven-time Nevada Press Association award winner, former Arts Editor for the Reno News & Review, and a 2018 graduate of the Masters in Media Innovation program at the University of Nevada, Reno. She’s also Culture Desk Editor for The Sierra Nevada Ally.

Double Scoop is a sole proprietorship and is funded by members, contributions, advertisements, and grants.

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