Reno Tahoe’s First International Art Fair Set to Make a Splash

Over 200 regional artists join 40+ national and international galleries, filmmakers and furniture designers in Reno September 8-11
Header Opt1 Mary Nagel Klein Courtesy Piper J Gallery
Mary Nagel Klein Courtesy Piper J Gallery

The Reno Tahoe International Art Show (RTIA Show) will be the first-ever international art fair of its kind in Nevada and will anchor a large-scale city to lakeside celebration of art and design, including an Opening Night Concert and a regional artist awards ceremony at the Nevada Museum of Art. The event is the foundation of a broader vision that seeks to lift Reno Tahoe onto the national stage as an arts and cultural center. 

Peggie Blizard Courtesy George Billis Gallery

Peggie Blizard Courtesy George Billis Gallery

Unlike many art fairs in the US, the RTIA Show will showcase 200+ curated regional artists and bespoke furniture designers as part of a central ‘Heart of Reno’ feature, presenting over 1,000 pieces of original fine artworks never before seen outside of Northern Nevada. Showcased in the adjacent ballrooms will be 40+ national and international galleries presenting the works of renowned artists from around the world.

Susan Watson Courtesy Piper J Gallery

Susan Watson Courtesy Piper J Gallery

Locally sponsored bars and over 50 live musical performances throughout the weekend will create a lively, fun environment unique to the region. 

Ali Armstrong

Ali Armstrong

Running in the days following the conclusion of Burning Man, the RTIA Show will feature an outdoor Sculpture Walk presenting large-scale installation art shown at this year’s Burning Man. The show will also incorporate award-winning short film screenings curated by the Cordillera International Film Festival as well as a significant First Nations, Indigenous Peoples art exhibit. 

Shelley Zentner1

Shelley Zentner

The RTIA Show opens with an evening VIP Preview event Thursday, September 8. Open to the public, show hours are 10 am-6 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10 am-4 pm on Sunday. Daily, weekend and VIP tickets are now available at and include the option to purchase tickets to the Opening Night Concert and Saturday night Awards Gala. The RTIA Show invites designers, architects and art consultants to attend on a complimentary basis. Join us for this exciting inaugural event and the overarching Creative Movement igniting in Reno Tahoe.

The Parrot Lady Director Michalis Kalopaidis Courtesy Ciff

Director Michalis Kalopaidis courtesy Cordillera International Film Festival

Briana Dolan is the COO of the Reno Tahoe International Art Show , a celebration of the best in contemporary arts and emerging design. View their profile or contact Briana at

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