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Special Events


Throughout the year, VSA arts of Nevada produces special events to raise awareness, raise funds, raise friends or raise the fun level!  If you have an idea for a special event, let’s talk.  Please support the following events.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at 775-826-6100, ext3# or

Lake Mansion Jingles with Art and History

Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10 AM – 2 PM

Celebrate the start of the holiday season at the historic Lake Mansion at a free one day family festival for all ages.  Children participate in eight hands-on art workshops, visit with Santa (bring your camera), interact with a storyteller, and take home a book for their own library. All visitors see, hear and touch Reno’s past during tours of the 1877 Lake Mansion and enjoy a unique selection of arts and crafts for your own home or to give as gifts.  For a creative and interactive gift idea for the artistic child or adult in your life, purchase a gift certificate for an art workshop or camp experience.

Parking available in the Lake Mansion parking lot off Arlington Ave., on the surrounding streets or the large public lot at Sierra St. and Court St. (a few short blocks east of the mansion).

Reno’s Original (and best):

Paint & Sips, Paint Your Pet and TGIAF (Thank Goodness it’s Art Friday!)

Experience “Paint & Sips” at the Lake Mansion located at 250 Court St. and Arlington Ave., one block south of the Truckee River with free parking.

Make it a special event for your family and friends with our own Paint & Sips or Paint Your Pet! You bring the food, wine, beer or other beverages of your choice and VSA Nevada does the rest, providing a fun and talented teaching artist who will guide you step by step recreating the featured painting.  All art supplies (16”x20” canvas, acrylic paints, table easels, and brushes), an apron for the night, stemless wine glasses, a wine opener, ice, water, an area for food/drink and a wonderful welcoming space makes it easy, fun and stress free.  By the end of the event everyone will be amazed at their creations they get to take home.

You can also register for monthly Paint & Sips, Paint Your Pet and TGIAF with pre-selected famous artists’ work.  Come with a pal or come solo and meet new friends!  Check VSAN’s adult workshop page on this website.

$350 for up to 12 people.  If more than 12,  $10 additional per person up to 15 maximum.  Contact Eva Lerud at or 826-6100, ext.2.  Information: Click here for the rental agreement.