Mural covered walls, Burning Man art, museums, landmarks, sculptures, monuments, galleries and more is the name of the game at the Sparks Art Walk, a free public art exploration that tours six blocks surrounding Victorian Square in downtown Sparks, NV. Made available in partnership with the City of Sparks and Sierra Arts Foundation, explore the Sparks Art walk at your own pace any time, where art aficionados can scan QR codes on each installation to learn more about the artwork and artists. A downloadable map guides you throughout businesses and museums in the heart of downtown Sparks—including within Great Basin Brewing Co., where hand-painted imagery adorns each outdoor patio table—along with other Sparks landmarks including the Centennial Terminal Building, Chinese in Nevada Monument and Rail Car Display, and the Glendale School House historic site, and many more.
If you’re up for an even more in-depth look at Sparks’ burgeoning arts and culture scene, join in on free, expert-led Sparks Art Walk tours that depart from downtown Sparks’ Lillard Park the third Thursday of each month. Key attractions along the way are the Sparks Museum & Cultural Center, which includes a permanent gallery showcasing the history and heritage of Sparks, along with rotating galleries that highlight the region’s cultural scene.
Tour goers will also find The Depot Gallery, which was created in collaboration with the City of Sparks and Sierra Arts Foundation, and features a wide array of local and regional artists. Another important stop is the Galleries on Vic, which showcases an array of Victorian Square merchants who showcase the work of local artists through pop-up-style galleries. To see a complete list of current merchants and exhibits, click here.
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For more information on the Sparks Art Walk, get in touch with the City of Sparks directly at (775) 353-7856.
Embark on a self-guided Sparks Art Walk anytime, where visitors can learn more about each installation by scanning a QR code included on each piece. Or, participate in a docent-led tour that meets up at Lillard Park at 831 Victorian Avenue every third Thursday of each month. These 45-minute tours typically run all year long (though are sometimes canceled due to inclement weather), departing at 5 PM, 6 PM, and 7 PM.
Whether you decide to immerse yourself in Sparks’ growing art scene at your own pace or join in on a guided tour, admission to the Sparks Art Walk is always free.