Midtown Art Walk to feature local artists, music

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Updated: 7/24/2014 4:02 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Midtown Art Walk's celebration of culture, commerce, and community will take place July 24, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with starting points at either Living Stones Church or Junkees Clothing Exchange.

The exposure for artists plus high foot traffic for shops equals a win-win for all, and with new businesses opening frequently -- the event continues to grow.

“The face of our neighborhood is always changing. We have locally-owned shops and restaurants at the center of the city’s revitalization,” says event organizer, Liz Mumford. “Add in the creativity of Reno artists and you have this distinct culture that defines Midtown.”

This July the Art Walk plans to host more than 20 live performances along with dozens of visual artists. From the south end of downtown Reno all the way to Vassar Street, the Art Walk pairs musicians, photographers, poets and more with some of the area’s favorite businesses such as The Hub Coffee Roasters and Reno Public House.

“Every year we have visitors exploring shops during the Art Walk they didn’t know existed” adds Craig Parish, Executive Pastor of Living Stones Church. “It’s the perfect opportunity to experience everything Midtown.”

Among the live performances this year are the Reno Video Game Symphony, the Reno Philharmonic, a fashion show, and a number of street shows.

“It’s great for artists too, sharing your work with people who wouldn’t normally go to art galleries or open mic nights,” says Renelle Pinero a spoken word artist who is now volunteering on event committee. “The first time I read my poetry in Reno was at the Midtown Art Walk. I was blown away by crowd who came to listen.”

Maps are located at both starting points and visitors are encouraged to share their discoveries on social media by using #MTArtwalk. The event begins at 4 p.m. and is expected to end at 9 p.m.

Click here to visit the Midtown Art Walk website or here for their Facebook page.
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