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Jan
16
2015

A new art gallery in midtown, connected with a tattoo shop, opens this Saturday.

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Jan
15
2015

WHEN: Tonight, January 15, 6 pm

WHERE: 777 Sinclair Street, Reno, NV 89502

Unbeknownst to many in the community, the city recently started a new graffiti program in MidTown as a pilot project which will expand to the rest of the city, where graffiti abatement teams are up at the crack of dawn, before most of us even rise out of bed, to remove tags from the night before.

This of course relies on the tags still being reported via Reno Direct, however the program is yielding stellar results in MidTown.

The program is called GET (Graffiti Enforcement Team) and they've recently been hyper-focusing on MidTown by cleaning and providing awareness in the most vandalized areas.

Tonight the GET will be sharing the most recent developments for the MidTown District. This includes the introduction of an 'adopt a block' program, graffiti identification, and new innovative ways to approach graffiti abatement. The Children's Cabinet will also introduce a new and exciting program to combat graffiti, which will benefit our youth and redirect bad habits.

The City of Reno 'gets it' now, and is refocusing efforts on graffiti after budget cuts nearly gutted the graffiti program in 2012/2013. At one of our recent West of Wells Neighborhood Groups, we were informed by our beat officer that the city has re-budgeted the Graffiti Tag Investigator position, though I am not sure if it's been filled yet or not.

If you live in MidTown, West of Wells, or own a business in these neighborhoods, I encourage you to attend tonight, and meet the hardworking team that has made a visible difference in MidTown.

 

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Nov
26
2014

Local businesses take root in Northwest Reno! Though this is outside of my normal 1-mile zone coverage from downtown, it's a significant project worth mentioning, because I love the idea of extending local businesses out to big-box-ville, and gives residents of Northwest Reno a whole new array of shopping options.

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Oct
10
2014

According to News 2, The Kings Inn could be receiving a facelift early next year if the sale goes through Nov 15.

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Jul
1
2014

See the artwork of more than 100 artists in restaurants, galleries and businesses in the downtown Reno Arts District during Art Walk Reno.

On July 3, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., local and regional artists will have art in 14 stops, between Liberty Street and Second Street, and Virginia Street and Arlington Avenue.

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Jun
17
2014

It's time for one of the most eclectic, fun, rule-breaking art movements in Reno...Nada Dada Motel! Take a break from the traditional art scene in Reno and step into a world that you would probably rarely if ever visit in 'real life.'

 

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Jun
12
2014

One of the coolest things about Reno is there are a ton of people here who give a damn. From the Biggest Little City Campaign to Midtown and West of Wells taking the reigns of their own neighborhood, there are a lot of people who invest serious amounts of time and money into showing other locals and tourists just how cool our urban corridor is.

The latest example of this is the Positively 4th Street event, now in its second year. At its core, this is a group of business owners who are fed up with the bad wrap that 4th Street consistently gets. The East 4th corridor has actually cleaned up quite a bit over the years, but often falls under the radar of locals and tourists seeking a good time.

Here's your chance to see how passionate these business owners are about their own neighborhood, and what the East 4th Street corridor has to offer.

 

 

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Jun
5
2014

Restaurants, galleries and businesses in the downtown Reno Arts District are bustling every first Thursday because of Art Walk Reno.

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Apr
28
2014

Several groups are hard at work downtown to change Reno's perception of being purely a gambling town. One of these groups is Reno Art Spot. Check out this new event that will showcase local art downtown!

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Apr
3
2014

I stop by the new co-working space downtown for photographers and videographers called Hatch.

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