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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February, 2016
Public Contact: 775-826-6100, ext. 2#, info@artsforallnevada.org
More information: www.artsforallnevada.org
Press Contacts: Mary Ellen Horan, ext. 1#, meh@artsforallnevada.org
Jacqueline Lampson, ext. 3#, jacqueline@artsforallnevada.org

 

EVENT DATE:  March 12 from 10 AM – 2 PM
Event will be open 9-10 AM for children with special needs and their immediate family members.

FREE!  Youth Art Month Family Festival at the Lake Mansion
ANNUAL MARCH-APRIL EXHIBIT AND FESTIVAL CELEBRATES ARTS EDUCATION

Reno, Nevada  –  March 1-April 22, 2016 – Arts for all Nevada recognizes the nationally celebrated Youth Art Month  with a free family art festival on March 12 from 10 AM – 2 PM and Arts for All Nevada’s “Youth Art Month Exhibit at the Lake Mansion” March 1- April 22.

During the one day “Youth Art Month Family Festival”, children of all ages can participate in eight “hands-on” art creation stations, face painting and tours of the historic mansion, “Reno’s First Address”.  No registration is required and activities run continuously during the free event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The one day festival celebrates an amazing woman and vice president of Arts for All Nevada’s board of directors, Marion Tavenner Hose, who we lost too soon.

Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1 through April 22, the Lake Mansion, owned and operated by Arts for All Nevada, will be filled with colorful and imaginative children’s art work created during 500 Arts for All Nevada’s art workshops in 50 elementary through high school special education classrooms in Washoe and Carson City Schools Districts.  Admission is free and includes tours of the historic Lake Mansion built in 1877, moved in 1971 and again in 2004.

Arts for All Nevada’s Youth Art Month Exhibit and Festival are funded in part by generous donors including: the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, The Leonette Foundation, Marshall R. Matley Foundation, NV Energy, The Nell J. Redfield Foundation, City of Reno, Safeway Foundation, The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, Charles H. Stout Foundation, Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, and the Terry Lee Wells Foundation.  Nevada’s colorful “Rich in Art” license plate also helps fund Arts for All Nevada’s programs for children.

The Lake Mansion is located on the corners of Court Street, Arlington Avenue and Flint Street, one block south of the Truckee River in Reno’s Arts District.  If additional information needed, contact info@artsforallnevada.org, 826-6100, ext. 2# or www.artsforallnevada.org.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:  Arts for All Nevada is a statewide, not-for-profit and non-governmental organization conducting over 3,000 art workshops each year throughout Nevada.  Arts for All Nevada was incorporated in 1986 with a mission to provide arts access for ALL. As the owner of the Lake Mansion, Arts for All Nevada is responsible for the thoughtful preservation and year-round use of the mansion as a cultural and historic site.

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PRESS CONTACT:  If you’d like more information about this event or to schedule an interview, please contact Mary Ellen Horan at 775/826-6100, ext. 1#, meh@artsforallnevada.org or Jacqueline Lampson at Jacqueline@artsforallnevada.org.