- Elvis has taken the shape of a sixteen-year-old Canadian….. Enjoy this kid’s rendition of the classic Blue Christmas just in time for the holidays!
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is exhibiting the 1000 Journals Project right now supporting our all ages art movement! Check out some of these inspiring entries.
- Holland is carrying on the tradition! Today we’re taking a moment to look back on the history of NYC’s most iconic music venues…. 40 years later we have created something along those lines- check out these awesome pictures that represent these spots then and now!
- Come to our annual Rogue Art+Craft Village this Saturday to celebrate and support our local independent artists & crafters!
ROGUE ART+CRAFT VILLAGE
original artwork and prints, furniture, accessories, jewelry, ceramics, ornaments, clothes, household items, gifts, handmade bath stuff, stationary/cards/tags AND MORE! Including coffee, a mobile gallery, a vegetarian food truck, and a DIY Stamped Wrapping Paper Workshop.
- We know it’s that unfortunate week but the holidays are just around the corner! Here is the perfect guide for getting through finals week by the one and only Leslie Knope!
Holiday Art and Craft Village Supports Local Vendors
The Holland Project hosted their annual Rogue Art+Craft Village this weekend featuring their sellout Holland Edition Prints Sale in support of the local arts and independent craft vendors. The Holiday sale included donated works from several local artists to fund the non-profit’s mission for an all- ages art and music movement in Reno.
Participating artists of the annual print sale were told to come up with one design for this year’s Edition Print Sale. The event provided The Holland Project with several local art works available for community buyers to access affordable art with prices ranging from $10 to $50 and the offer for buyers to subscribe to the entire collection of handmade prints for $250.
Each print was done individually ranging in color and detail as well as a wide spread of mediums. Prints were available framed or unframed depending on the desire of the buyers. One of the prints was done by The University of Nevada, Reno’s professor Ahren Hertel who participates every year.
The fair totaled 23 vendors selling items including jewelry, photography, clothing, canned foods, and pottery. Local coffee house The Hub handed out their dark brews to fuel Rogue’s holiday shoppers through The Holland Gallery market set up and make sure buyers could access every vendor’s table.
Both Rogue and the Holland Edition Print Sale successfully brought in over one hundred visitors leaving both Holland and the local vendors happy with the outcome and in high hopes for another big turnout next year.
The Holland Project continues to plan future events for the all-ages arts and music community in Reno and hopes to see the community come out and support events similar to Rogue. The Holland Project Gallery is located in Midtown on Vesta Street.
Zombies crawled the streets of Reno last month. The event succeeded this year, bringing in several hundreds of zombies across the downtown streets and bars. As the city continues to support such events as the infamous crawls, many restaurants, bars and shops have seen an economic boost. Downtown bars remain the busiest by far during the crazy Saturday night pub-crawl and their numbers skyrocketed.
“The Zombie Crawl is probably one of the busiest nights for all the bars along with the Santa Crawl,” said Jesse Reeves, bar manager at Lincoln Lounge Bar. ”It is definitely packed all night long.”
The event which is put on without a personal profit, is organized by several team members that began with the idea for a small and friendly pub crawl. Years later the Zombie Crawl turned into a national event raking in thousands of dollars for charity. According to the Reno Gazette Journal blog Reno Rebirth, the organization is a 501©3 charity were all the money goes towards the benefits of others giving about $29,000 to the school district after the 2011 Santa Crawl.
The event calls for partaking bars to supply official commemorative crawl cups which allow the participating zombies to buy drink specials set up for the evening.
“We pay to be featured on the list of bars for the event,” said Derek Markie, manager at Imperial Bar downtown. “Because it gets so busy we order additional liquor specifically for that night. We did a $3 beer and shot special for Jack Daniels and Coors Light. I believe we ordered two extra cases just to cover Zombie Crawl specials.”
Not only does the event raise money for charity but significantly helps local bars increase in sales. After purchasing the spot on the list of bars on the map, each bar is able to purchase the crawl cups to sell to customers and dressed up zombies.
“Pretty guaranteed that you will sell all of the cups,” Jesse said. “We also make money off of the cups because we get back more than we bought them for. Gives us reason to apart of the event!”
Zombie Crawl organizers expected the 2013 event to be the biggest one yet, and sounds like it could’ve been from participating zombies.
“It was packed everywhere,” said Terence Geig, a University of Nevada, Reno student. “The lines outside the bars were ridiculous, it took around an hour to get in anywhere, but it was fun!”
With shows like “The Walking Dead” on popular television, the Zombie Crawl theme for events has started to spread across the country in places like Richmond, Denver and New Jersey. In a couple years time there could possibly be a Zombie Crawl in every city across the United States. As long as bars see profit from these events and zombies continue to crawl these events will continue to grow, spreading the support for local school districts.