Reawakening the Great Basin: A Native American Arts and Culture Gathering

Reawakening the Great Basin: A Native American Arts and Culture Gathering

The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony comes together with the Nevada Museum of Art at Hands ON! on Second Saturday to celebrate Native American art, culture, community, and tradition. During this FREE Artown event, the public is invited to meet several established and emerging Native American visual artists from across the region, who will be selling their traditional and contemporary creations, and sharing their knowledge. Numerous performing artists will demonstrate a variety of traditional dances. The gathering also features basket weaving, creation of Tule duck decoys, hand game demonstrations, Language and Culture Youth Storytellers, Indian tacos, Native American Royalty, hands-on art projects, gallery talks, and storytelling. Bring the whole family to learn, listen, shop, participate, and celebrate during this very special community day. 


10:30 am | Opening Ceremony featuring the RSIC Pow Wow Club with Young Chief
11:00 am | RSIC Language and Culture Youth Storytellers share Great Basin Creation Stories
11:30 am | Hoop Dance by Sage Romero
12:00 pm | RSIC Eagle Wing Pageant Dancers
12:30 pm | Eagle Dance Demonstration and Regalia Presentation
1 pm | Mankillers Presentation and Drumming Demonstration
1:30 pm | Grindstone Patwin Dancers
2 pm | Jack Malotte in Conversation with Ann M. Wolfe
2:30 pm | Tygel Pinto
3 pm | Hand Game Presentation
4 pm | Bird Singers from the Pala Band of Mission Indians

10 am – 5 pm | Toi Ticutta Traditional Paiute Tule Duck Decoy Demonstrations with Joey Allen
10 am – 5 pm | Great Basin Native Basket Weavers Demonstrations
10 am – 5 pm | Art Project: Screen Printing Designs by Jack Malotte

Reawakening the Great Basin Sponsors: 

Wells Fargo and The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission

Hands ON! on Second Saturday Sponsors:

Lead sponsorship for the Hands ON! program through 2024 is provided by the Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation.

Sponsor: Renown Health

Media sponsorship by Ahora Latino Journal, Entravision, and El Sol de Nevada.

Ongoing Programs
Saturday July 13, 2019 10 am – 5 pm