Photo By: Sydney Martinez

Photo By: Sydney Martinez

Photo By: Sydney Martinez

Photo By: Sydney Martinez

Photo By: Sydney Martinez

Photo By: Sydney Martinez

Photo By: Sydney Martinez

Photo By: Sydney Martinez

Photo By: Sydney Martinez

Oats Park Arts Center

Housed in the 1914 Oats Park School, the center was renovated and now hosts exhibitions by regional artists and presents concerts featuring an eclectic range of musical acts.

Address:
151 EAST PARK STREET
FALLON, NV 89407

(775) 423-1440

The Oats Park Arts Center in Fallon serves as a hub for performing arts venue that hosts exhibitions by regional artists today, but draws its roots back to the early 1900s when the building served as a school. The Oats Park School, designed by famed Nevada architect Frederick DeLongchamps, was built in 1914 and served the community up until 1954 when a massive earthquake occurred in nearby Dixie Valley. Ultimately, the earthquake took such a toll on the school that it was condemned and boarded up—that is, until 1986 when the Churchill Arts Council fundraised $10 million to restore the property to its present state. Renovations began in the early 1990s, and by 2003 the property was comprised of three art galleries, a 350-seat theater, and an Old-West-meets-urban-café-style-bar. Fallon didn’t have an arts center prior to Oats Park, but the school was preserved in such a thoughtful way that it resonated with people throughout the community.

When visiting the property, be sure to check out each of the three museum-style galleries. Rotating exhibits include paintings, photography and sculpture by arts from Nevada and neighboring states. Enjoy a frosty beverage at the extremely well done Art Bar, and then pop into the Barkley Theater for  an impressive live musical performance. There is also a great little gift shop on site to snag a souvenir.

Check Oats Park Arts Center’s website for regular activities and performance schedules.

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