Artown 2014 schedule announced

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Updated: 5/07 11:33 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Summer is just around the corner and that means lots of great outdoor events, including Reno's very own Artown. The organizers behind Artown announced this year's lineup on Wednesday.

From art installations, to some pretty big names in pop music, the 19th year of Artown will have it all.

"It just runs the gamut, there's something for everyone," said Executive Director Beth MacMillan. "There will be over 500 things to do in these 32 days."

If you're looking for something to help get you excited for the summer months to come, look no further than Artown. In its 19th year, the festival is pulling out all the stops.

Grammy-award winning artists Los Lonely Boys are scheduled to appear, as are newcomers like The New York Gypsy All-Stars. There is sure to be something for everyone at this year's Artown, and most of it is free.

"77-percent of what we offer is free, so you can come and have a great time enjoying the arts, learning new cultures," said MacMillan. "We bring a lot of cultural diversity in the form of music and dance, so we encourage everybody to come downtown, and all around town, and experience the arts for very little, and sometimes no money whatsoever."

Artown brings in an estimated $15 million in economic revenue to the Reno area, by way of hotel rooms and other travel expenses. It has been a major part of the city's rebirth, helping to strengthen our area's art industry and unite the estimated 300,000 attendees who travel from around the world to enjoy the best of what Reno has to offer.

"19 years ago, before art town started, July was just another hot month in the city of Reno," explained MacMillan. "Now it's a signature month, and it's a gathering place for friends and family where people can gather in parks and have a huge artistic experience."

"They can be an artist during the month, they can watch many different genres and disciplines."

Artown kicks off July 1 at Wingfield Park, and will end on August 1. For more information, click here.
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