Chautauqua Presentation “Sisters of the Sage” at Dangberg Historic Park August 28

August closes with a Chautauqua presentation “Sisters of the Sage” which will highlight the lives of Annie H. Martin, Lillian V. Finnegan and Anna N. Harris at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Wednesday, August 28, at 6:30 pm.

These three influential women from the early days of Nevada will meet to reminisce about their early lives, the suffrage movement and their accomplishments as women, in both Carson Valley and Carson City. Continue reading

Sample the Sierra Celebrates 10 Years of Food, Wine and Art September 14th

Sample the Sierra

Sample the Sierra, South Lake Tahoe’s farm-to-fork festival, will celebrate its tenth anniversary of regional foods, wines, beers and spirits at Bijou Community Park, South Lake Tahoe California, Saturday, September 14.

What began as a geotourism initiative in 2009 by the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce (Tahoe Chamber) with El Dorado County and the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority to promote the bounty and heritage of the region, Sample the Sierra has grown into a sold-out festival that attracts residents, foodies and international visitors alike. For ten years attendees have tasted their way through the unique and popular flavors of the Sierra Nevada via wine, spirits, beer and cuisine created from local sources. The festival and the area’s expanding food scene has morphed since it began in 2010. Continue reading

49th Annual Virginia City Hill Climb will return to the Comstock September 21-22

Ferrari Hill Climb, Silver City - Virginia CityCar enthusiasts and Virginia City Merchants received some good news in January. The 49th Annual Virginia City Hill Climb will return to the Comstock. This year’s event will feature both exotic racers and vintage muscle cars zipping up the Truck Route on September 21-22. And it will add new events to help bring bigger crowds to C Street merchants. Continue reading

New Show at the Copeland Gallery Minden August 12

You are invited to the next art exhibit at the Carson Valley Arts Council’s Copeland Gallery featuring the work of three local artists, Lee Lewis, Mary Ann Crosby and Marilyn Elligott. The show starts Monday, August 12. 

An artist’s reception will be held on Friday, August 16, 5 pm to 7 pm. Refreshments will be served and it is free to the public. Come and meet the three artists and preview their amazing work. Continue reading

State Museum Lecture Focuses on Nevada Aviation History and Future August 22


From barnstorming pilots of the post-World War I-era – Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart among them – to World War II Army Air Corps training to the present-day Reno National Championship Air Races, aviation has been a mainstay in Nevada.

Today, a wide variety of aviation happens every day in the Silver State – from gliders above the Carson Valley, to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds above Las Vegas, to the next generation of fighters at Top Gun above Fallon to who knows what above Area 51.

Kurt Haukohl, the Nevada Department of Transportation’s State Aviation Manager, knows the past, present and future of Nevada aviation and it’s a presentation he’ll share at the Nevada State Museum on Thursday August 22 as the featured speaker of the monthly Frances Humphrey Lecture Series. Continue reading

Churchill Arts Council 2019-20 Season Announcement

Churchill Arts Council

Updated Website & Season Brochure

We are pleased to announce that our 2019-20 Season is now available on our website and season brochures will be mailing out next week. View our upcoming 2019-20 Season events at

To receive a printed copy of the season brochure please send an email to with your mailing address.
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Georgia O’Keefe: “Living Modern” at NMA through October 20th

The only West Coast venue to offer a new look at this iconic artist through her art, fashion, and style

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern
July 20 – October 20, 2019

Expand your understanding of renowned modernist artist Georgia O’Keeffe in the context of her self-crafted public persona — including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera. Living Modern focuses on O’Keeffe’s wardrobe, shown for the first time alongside key paintings and photographs. It confirms and explores her determination to control how the world understood her identity and artistic values. Continue reading

Lost City Museum Hosts Hot & Dusty Art Invitational

Something new is being blown into the Lost City Museum during the hot and dusty days of August.

The Lost City Museum‘s docents are organizing an art exhibit to show off the tremendous artistic talent that is an integral part of the Moapa Valley community. Starting August 1, the museum’s Fay Perkins Gallery will be the venue for an exhibit of some of the finest artwork done by artists with a connection to Moapa Valley. Continue reading