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Nevada’s Big Give, April 25th (12 AM – 11:59 PM)

posted: April 24

TAKE 10 (minutes or less) TO GIVE $10

VSA arts of Nevada is participating again this year in Nevada’s Big Give tomorrow, April 25th.  We are asking all of our friends and supporters to donate just $10 (or more!) to see what kind of impact we can have in providing additional arts programs for Nevadans of ALL ages and ALL abilities.  You can even pre-schedule a donation TODAY if you are not available TOMORROW.


Since 1986, VSA arts of Nevada has provided accessible arts opportunities for Nevadan’s of ALL abilities through our educational and cultural access programs.  We can’t do it alone. That is why we are asking you to contribute just $10 towards our mission.  With your help, VSA arts of Nevada is able to offer hundreds of workshops at no cost to thousands of children and adults with special needs and affordable workshops/camps for children and adults of ALL ages/abilities.


Our other “hat” is the historic Lake Mansion in Reno’s Arts and Riverwalk District that we saved and transformed into a cultural asset with a gallery, art studio, tours and events.  Visit the VSAN website at or the Nevada’s Big Give website at to learn more.  On the Nevada’s Big Give website you can learn about VSAN programs plus discover hundreds of other deserving Nevada charities.  Makes you proud to be a Nevadan!


Today or tomorrow, join me in giving where we live by supporting your favorite non-profit organization with a donation for as little as $10.  Visit to learn more.  See you on-line where you can support VSA arts of Nevada and hundreds of additional wonderful charities.


Youth Art Month Kids Festival and Exhibit

posted: March 4

Free! Youth Art Month Festival March 15, 10 am – 2pm.

Exhibit: March 3 – April 30, 10am – 4pm.

During the one day “Youth Art Month Family Festival”, children of all ages participate in eight “hands-on” art creation stations, face painting and tours of the historic mansion, “Reno’s First Address”.  No registration is required and activities run continuously during the free event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is partly funded by the City of Reno’s Art & Culture Commission and sales of the “Rich in Art” license plate.

Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3 through April 30, the Lake Mansion, owned and operated by VSA Nevada, will be filled with colorful and imaginative children’s art work created during 750 VSA arts of Nevada workshops in 65 elementary through high school special education classrooms in Washoe and Carson City Schools Districts.  Admission is free and includes tours of the historic Lake Mansion built in 1877, moved in 1971 and again in 2004.

YAM press release 2014

VSA International Young Soloists Award Program

posted: November 7

Since 1984, the VSA International Young Soloists Program has identified talented musicians who have a disability. The VSA International Young Soloists Competition annually selects up to four outstanding musicians from the United States and the international arena, and supports and encourages them in their pursuit of a career. These emerging musicians receive $2,500, professional development opportunities, and a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Click here for more information and to apply online.