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FREE Youth Art Month Family Art Festival at the Lake Mansion

March 16 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Free
Lake Mansion 250 Court St. & Arlington Ave. Reno 89501 826-6100 ext. 2#

Join us for our annual Youth Art Month Festival between 11 AM – 3 PM*! It’s FREE! No registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.   Parking is available in AFAN’s lot off Arlington Ave. in addition to street meter parking or free public parking 2 blocks east at Sierra St. and Court St.

-Eight creative art stations for kids to make and take art home

-Free book for each child

Tours of the historic Lake Mansion

Face painting

-Wonderful and colorful exhibit of children’s artwork from AFAN’s program in 50 special education classrooms throughout Washoe County.  This program and the festival is funded by the Marshall R. Matley Foundation, NV Energy, The Nell J. Redfield Foundation,  the City of Reno, Safeway Foundation, the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, and Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation.

-Patty Cafferata sharing her knowledge of Nevada’s history and her historical building books including The Lake Mansion:  Home to Reno’s Founding Families. 

Did you know that AFAN conducts art workshops in over 100 general and special education classrooms?  We do!  AFAN is the only northern Nevada arts organization with such an extensive program providing quality art experience for students and training classroom teachers to utilize the arts across their curriculum.  AFAN is at the forefront transforming STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) into STEAM – adding the “A” for Art!

Nevada’s Rich in Art license plate helps fund this free festival!  Get one at the DMV when you renew your license or register your car.

Donations are graciously accepted, allowing AFAN to continue conducting our annual free and open-to-the-public Family Art Festivals in November, March and July.  Thanks!

*Families who have children with special needs are invited to arrive an hour early (10 AM) to provide for a little more time and room.