Artown Goes ‘Heartown’ With Virtual Art Activities
Artown is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that brings together artists and local arts organizations to orchestrate exhibits, installations, tours and performances. The annual city-wide celebration of the arts has taken place every July since the mid-1990s, with concerts, gallery displays, pop-up performances, theater productions and crafts of every type—and most of it free to the public. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this summer’s Artown will see only 300 events planned by 127 artists. The events include webinars, livestreams, virtual tours and scaled-back gatherings that comply with Sisolak’s reopening guidelines.