Arts for All Nevada thanks our many long-time and more recent supporters including individuals, corporations, foundations, service organizations, government entities and others who make it possible to provide arts opportunities for ALL while preserving and maintaining “Reno’s First Address”, the Lake Mansion.

International/National Level

Arts for All Nevada is a member of the National Art Educators Association.

VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, was founded more than 35 years ago by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to provide arts and education opportunities for people with disabilities and increase access to the arts for all.

With 52 international affiliates and a network of nationwide affiliates, VSA is changing perceptions about people with disabilities around the world. Each year, 7 million people of all ages and abilities participate in VSA programs, in every aspect of the arts – from visual arts, performing arts, to the literary arts. VSA is an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

In 1986, VSA Nevada, now Arts for All Nevada, became the 49th state member of the VSA Affiliate Network, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

State Level

Arts for All Nevada is a member of the Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET)Art Educators of Nevada, and Alliance for Nevada Non-profits (ANN).

Arts for All Nevada becomes a “partner in excellence” with Nevada Arts Council through funding and advocacy.   Nevada Arts Council’s mission is to enrich the cultural life of the state through leadership that preserves, supports, strengthens, and makes excellence in the arts accessible to all Nevadans.  Nevada Arts Council with Arts for All Nevada believes the importance of acccess to the arts for all ages and abilities.  Both entities in partnership and individually provide technical assistance and trainings to arts and cultural organizations concerning accessibility issues.

Arts for All Nevada partners with Nevada Arts Council in promoting Nevada’s “Rich in Art” license plate.  Funds from the sale of these plates are used to provide quality arts programming for Nevada’s children.

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) encourages the preservation, documentation, and use of cultural resources through state and federal programs.  The agency works to educate the public about the importance of our cultural heritage so that Nevada’s historic and archaeological properties are preserved, interpreted, and reused for their economic, educational, and intrinsic values and for future generations to appreciate.

SHPO was instrumental in both funding, expertise and advocacy for the Lake Mansion physical move of the building in 2004 and renovation.

Local Level

Arts for All Nevada is a member of The Chamber (Reno-Sparks-Northern Nevada), the Riverwalk Merchants,  Reno Arts Consortium,  Art Spot Reno, Truckee Meadows Tomorrow and the Regional Alliance for Downtown.

The City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission’s purpose is to serve as the official advisor to the City of Reno on matters related to the cultural life of the community.  The Arts and Culture Commission has been a long-time supporter of Arts for All Nevada programs including workshops in self-contained special education classrooms and other facilities, free arts festival for children and families and funds for American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for cultural performances in Reno.

The City of Reno Access Advisory Committee reviews City Codes and policies for their usefulness in helping to make places more accessible to people with disabilities. Its efforts focus on improving access to public facilities, businesses, and residences for use by individuals with physical or other disabilities, as well as on increasing public awareness of the physical accessibility, educational and employment needs of individuals who are disabled.  The Reno Access Committee funds Arts for All weekly workshops for Adults who have a developmental delay.  These are held at the Lake Mansion late afternoons on Mondays.

Sparks Parks and Recreation supports the Americans with Disabilities Act and strives to comply with all aspects of the law to provide a barrier free environment and experience. They continually work to provide a positive, fun, social, recreational opportunity for people of all ages and abilities.  As part of their services, Sparks Parks and Recreation matches funds with Arts for All Nevada for the arts component of their Leisure without Limits program.

Arts for All Nevada contracts with numerous schools and facilities to be able to conduct hundreds of quality art workshops.  These include:

Present and Past Corporations/Corporate Foundations:

  • Allied Nevada Gold
  • Dermody Properties Foundation
  • Diamond Vault
  • Gannett Foundation
  • Haws Corporation
  • Gayle A. Kern, LTD.
  • Kohl’s (volunteers and funding)
  • Macy’s
  • NV Energy
  • Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
  • Safeway Foundation
  • Sam’s Club
  • Target
  • Umpqua Bank (volunteers and funding)
  • Union Pacific Foundation
  • US Bank
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Whole Foods


  • Art 4 Moore Fund of Tides Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Western Nevada
  • E.L. Cord Foundation
  • David Drakulich Memorial Art Foundation
  • Edwards Foundation
  • Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation
  • The Leonette Foundation
  • William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
  • Nickless Family Trust
  • Odyssey Foundation
  • The Nell J. Redfield Foundation
  • Philip Rubenstein Foundation
  • John Ben Snow Memorial Trust
  • The Charles H. Stout Foundation
  • Terry Lee Wells Foundation

Service Organizations/Other

  • Alliance with the Washoe County Medical Society
  • Connections, yART Sale in July (second Saturday)
  • Historic Reno Preservation Society (HRPS)
  • RiverWalk Merchants Association, July Wine Walk (third Saturday of every month)
  • Rotary Club
  • Soroptimist
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (in conjunction with the yART Sale)
  • Washoe Education Association


  • Burgarello Alarm
  • Cupit, Milligan, Ogden and Williams (CPA)
  • Great Basin Community Food Co-op
  • IQ Technology
  • Macy’s Community Shopping Day
  • Microsoft
  • John Muller and Marlene Richards (Lake Mansion website design, photographer)
  • My Wedding Library
  • Nevada Business Journal
  • Noble Studios
  • Northern Nevada Business Weekly
  • Reno Rose Society
  • Resource 1 Building Consultants
  • Signature Landscaping
  • Tech Soup
  • Vance Fox Photography
  • Peter Walker (photographer)


Arts for All Nevada and the Lake Mansion are supported by wonderful volunteers.  Please join us!