Thank you for your support.

We are Arts for All Nevada, housed in the Lake Mansion Arts and Cultural Center, and we strive to create arts and culture opportunities for all.

Arts for All Nevada started in 1986 as the Nevada state affiliate of VSA (Very Special Arts) an international program of the Kennedy Center. We placed teaching artists in residencies in special education classrooms throughout the state. A shortage of art teachers in public schools led to the spread of our program into mainstream classrooms and into afterschool programs. The demand for teaching artists spread to other organizations wanting to bring art to their constituents, including senior residences and hospitals. Our public programs include art classes, creativity camps, exhibitions, and free family art festivals.

With the acquisition of the Lake Mansion, we became purveyors of public art classes, a rental venue, and the stewards of an important part of Reno’s history.

Arts for All Nevada was incorporated in Nevada in 1986 for charitable purposes to provide access to the arts for Nevadans of all ages and all abilities. As an IRS approved 501c3 tax-exempt charity (EIN 94-3030518), your donation to AFAN may be tax-deductible. Please check with your accountant. We are also looking into a text-to-donate feature that would make the donation process easier for those wanting to give.


Please go to the online donation with our secure form below or send a check:

Arts for All Nevada

250 Court Street

Reno, Nevada, 89501


For donations made in memory of/honor of, please write the name of the person in the “memo” area.

To pay with a credit card over the phone call: 775-826-6100 ext., 2#. You can also welcome to stop by the Lake Mansion with check/cash/charge card so we can thank you in person!

For more information please email info@artsforallnevada.org.