Reno to host plethora of performances

July 6, 2012 by  

The Silver State Young Chautauqua Association, in partnership with Reno Artown, will present the Young Chautauqua Festival in Reno from July 17 – 20 at Rancho San Rafael Park located on North Sierra Street. Admission is free and families are encouraged to attend.

The Young Chautauqua has been performing in Northern Nevada for 19 years. The group consists of young scholars ranging from 8 through 18 years of age, personifying historical characters in their performances. The association is supported by parents and volunteers.

Performances will take place in the “Big Tent” at the park beginning at 9:30 am until 12:30 pm. Food trucks will be onsite providing snacks and beverages, while arts and crafts will be on display at the park pavilion adjacent to the Big Tent area. Various music, dance, and dramatic performances will take place in the evening. The program of entertainment changes nightly. Local printing companies are working with event organizers and vendors in handling poster, flyer, and catalog printing projects. Banner printing is also in process as needed for the various booths and displays.

The Young Chautauqua Festival is part of Reno Artown, a local entity bringing various forms of art and artists to the city annually. Artown has received five grant awards from the National Endowment for the Arts. Focus is placed on culture, diversity, and innovation from artists from around the world who are invited to perform in Reno. It presents hundreds of events, workshops and programs throughout the year.

For more information on the Young Chautauqua Festival and other events scheduled in Reno, visit the Reno Artown website or call 775-322-1538.