Sierra Arts Foundation Announces First Annual


Sierra Arts Foundation, a nonprofit advocating for arts and artists within a 200 mile radius of Reno and Sparks, is organizing the first annual Carson City Art and Music Festival on June 10, 2023 on the legislature grounds in downtown Carson City.

The festival will begin at 12:00 p.m. and continue through 5:00 p.m.

The Carson City Art and Music Festival will showcase the diverse talents of local artists and musicians. Attendees will have the opportunity to view and purchase art while enjoying five live performances.

“We are excited to bring the Carson City Art and Music Festival to life,” said Tracey Oliver, executive director at Sierra Arts Foundation. “This festival will celebrate the vibrant arts scene in the surrounding community and provide an expanded platform for more artists and musicians to showcase their talents. It’s a great opportunity to bring the whole family and, with the impressive lineup of artists and vendors, we’ll have a little something for everyone.”

The festival will feature more than 30 artists selling artwork that spans various mediums including Kristen Fabry selling jewelry, Jessica Fry selling digital prints and watercolors, Giulietta Markman selling wood burned items, Susan Stewart selling paper items, cards and bookmarks, Mars Pancoast selling needle and crochets items, and many more.

Five different musicians (solo and group) will be performing a range of genres throughout the afternoon including some jazz from First Take featuring Rick Metz, classic and retro hits from the Retro Radio Dolls and more.

At this time artists showcasing work include:

  • Kristen Fabry: original art, prints, jewelry, terrariums
  • Brenda J Bush: paintings, resin, jewelry sensory bottles
  • Jessica Fry: buttons, digital prints, watercolors, custom rugs
  • James Kremsner: original arts and prints
  • Giulietta Markman:printmaking prints, wood burning pieces
  • Susan Stewart: clocks, cards, bookmarks
  • Nevada Gourd Society
  • Pietro Accardi: watercolor and pastel framed art
  • Natalie Young: handmade gratitude journals, handmade painted silk scarves
  • Kecia Olney: prints, stickers, keychains
  • Suzy Musil: needed body adornments, hand needed jewelry
  • Mars Pancoast: art prints, crochet and needlework
  • Brenda Cunha: art prints, commissioned pet portraits, apparel
  • Sabrina Frey: glass bead mosaics
  • Kate O’Hara: art prints, tote bags, screen printed bandanas
  • Nate Kuhne: prints, paintings
  • Diana L. Kamps: Northern Nevada vistas, scenes
  • LEOR: paintings, prints, apparel
  • Ashley Gottlieb: original paintings, prints
  • Gaetano Evangelista: 3D printed custom planters, art prints
  • Nickie Robinson: custom watercolor and acrylic paintings
  • Michael Unsinger: artwork, enamel pins, prints
  • Jenny Krupka: paintings, posters, framed bugs
  • Jack Davis: Original paintings, full-size and reduced-size prints
  • Lori Foster: fluid acrylic paintings

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