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

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

Nevada State Museum Las Vegas Opens New ‘Showgirl’ Exhibit

Jubilee costume by Pete Menefee

Bally’s Las Vegas’ signature showgirl show, “Jubilee,” has been dark since 2016 following a 35-year run, but the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas is intent on keeping the show’s memory alive by way of a few new exhibitions.

In June, the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas opened a new permanent exhibit space in their famous “Showgirl Wall” that displays original “Jubilee,” design renderings alongside the realized stage costumes. This exhibit provides an awareness of the behind-the-scenes artisans responsible for dreaming up the extravagant designs that were once seen on the Jubilee stage. 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