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Kris Vagner, Double Scoop's Editor and Publisher, is a journalist who's been covering arts and culture in Nevada and California since 2004. She freelances for the Reno News & Review and other publications. Kris has earned awards for critical writing, entertainment writing, feature writing, and—somehow—sportswriting. Read more at www.krisvagner.com.

Not your grandfather’s landscapes

Mikayla Whitmore is trying to figure out exactly how much space to take up as a young, queer woman artist. More power to her.

/ January 21, 2020

UNR’s University Arts Building wins national design honors

The University Arts Building officially opened at UNR in February 2019, and by December it had earned four national awards and honors for its design. A Jan. 3 press release from UNR's College of Liberal Arts listed the accolades: Honor Award in Architecture category from American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland Merit Award in the Newly… Read More

/ January 9, 2020

Nevada Arts Council announces grantees

Over $22,000 goes to 17 artists for upcoming projects

/ December 18, 2019

PHOTO GALLERY: Community art in the making

Artist Asa Kennedy and volunteers are working on a Día de Los Muertos mural in Reno

/ November 13, 2019

PODCAST: “Who’s this museum for?”

Las Vegas artist Justin Favela talks about institutional inclusion

/ November 9, 2019

Lay of the land

Artist and activist Jack Malotte takes a close, honest look at Nevada

/ October 18, 2019

Route to the rurals

Ron Arthaud spent years learning to paint, then settled in a remote Nevada town and got to know the landscape

/ October 17, 2019

More sculptures announced for Neon Line

Two more Burning Man pieces on Fourth Street make up the next phase of a developer's entertainment district

/ October 17, 2019

Paint this town

Street art worldwide has come to incorporate ideas about community and inclusion. The Elko Mural Expo has its finger on the pulse of that trend.

/ October 4, 2019

Better visibility

The Nevada Museum of Art now houses the Great Basin Native Artists Archive. Here's why that's a move in the right direction.

/ September 22, 2019