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July 1, 2020 @ 9:30 am - July 31, 2020 @ 9:30 pm
Artown’s Opening Night Extravaganza! A virtual spectacle of sight, sound, song, and dance, featuring personal messages and performances from Artown’s 2020 headliners who were postponed. The 2-hour special will air on Nevada Sports Net on July 1 and then will be available on Artown’s social media platforms. NSN will stream the Opening Night Virtual Extravaganza on the NSN website for people all over the world to watch! Here in northern Nevada, NSN is available over the air on channel 21; Charter channel 787 in HD or channel 7 in SD; DirecTV and Dish Network on channel 21; or on AT&T U-verse channel 1021 in HD or 21 in SD. NSN is available in the following counties: Washoe, Carson, Humboldt, Churchill, Pershing, Douglas, Lyon, Mineral, Lassen Lander, and Eureka. This year, in place of Artown’s large summer festival gatherings, the people are the headliners, as Artown becomes “Heartown,” a regional campaign in celebration of the essential role art plays in our hearts, in our lives and in our communities. We’re asking EVERYONE to ‘show us your heart through your art.’ Families can do “Heartown” art projects by crafting expressions and symbols of love with whatever supplies they already have around the house or at work –any expression of art that comes from your heart is welcome. Artown staff and volunteers are collecting donations of art supplies for the “Heartown” campaign for distribution to under served communities, children’s programs, non-profits, and family-focused organizations to ensure everyone can participate in this regional effort. Each weekday morning during July, we will stream our annual Discover the Arts series. These two hour, arts sessions are presented in two parts, during the first part, children are introduced to an arts discipline and during the second part, they are led in the creation a hands on art project which will be assembled with everyday items we all have in our homes. These will be held in a virtual format and the sessions will be recorded and broadcast each weekday through Artown’s media platforms. For a schedule of all of Artown’s exciting 2020 events please visit our website at www.artown.org.