Businesses around the state are reopening, and some art venues are among them. While large gatherings such as Burning Man and Life is Beautiful have been canceled, some smaller events are still in the works. Here are three venue and event announcements that arrived today

Artists Co-op reopens, continues fundraising for historic building

Watercolor artist Eileen Fuller is a member of the Artists Co-op Gallery, which reopened today. Photo: Kris Vagner.

The Artists Co-op Gallery in Reno reopened today, providing hand sanitizer and requesting that visitors wear masks and practice social distancing.

Last year, the group raised enough funds to purchase the building that it’s occupied for the last 54 years. The fundraising continues—this time for improvements to the heating and cooling system—with the current exhibition, “Building for the Future!” One wall of art is priced at $20, and a collection of “Heritage Art” features works by Nevada artists who are deceased or no longer producing work, including the late UNR art professor Jim McCormick.

The gallery is now open daily from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The fundraising exhibition is up through July 31.

Socially distant dinners @ Sierra Arts Gallery

“Listening” a photograph by Sally Hanrahan in a handmade frame, is among the horse-themed works on display at Sierra Arts. Photo: Courtesy of Sierra Arts.

At Sierra Arts, the new horse-themed exhibition EQUUS is up on the walls, but social distancing guidelines don’t allow for a reception. Instead, Sierra Arts has partnered with neighboring Wild River Grille to host dinners in the gallery. Viewers need to reserve tables 24 hours in advance, and will be seated at a distance from other diners. Ten percent of proceeds from each meal go directly toward supporting the artists in the show. They include Katrina Lasko, Ronda Eden, Jennifer Charboneau, Sally Hanrahan, and Gallery Director Maria Partridge.

For reservations, call Wild River Grille at (775) 284-7455. Beginning June 4, the gallery will be open Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m.-p.m. and Saturdays noon-4 p.m.

Carson City Open Studios announced for August

Photographer James Markle discusses his work with visitors at the 2019 Open Studios event. Photo: courtesy of Carson City Open Studios Tour.

The second annual Carson City Open Studios Tour is slated for Aug. 22-23, as part of the 2020 Jazz & Beyond Music and Art Festival. Approximately 30 artists are expected to have their work on display in 12 locations, including the barn at River Bottom Ranch. Visitors will be able to pick up a map of studio locations at each studio on the day of the event. Prior to the event, maps will be available at the Nevada Artists Association Art Gallery and Carson City Visitors Bureau.

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If your gallery or art space has reopening news, please send it to kris@doublescoop.art. Please post your events—virtual or IRL—on our statewide visual art events calendar.
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Posted by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s editor in chief. In former lives she was a literature student in Arizona, an art student in Boston and Los Angeles, an artist, gallery owner, art teacher, and Arts Editor for the Reno News & Review. She’s been writing about Nevada art and culture since 2004. More at www.krisvagner.com.

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