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WHEREAS, the Artists Co-operative of Reno (“ACR") has maintained a volunteer cooperative since May of 1966, at 627 Mill Street in the City of Reno, providing an outlet and basis of support for local and regional artists and their collectors; and

WHEREAS, the sale of Nevada artistic works and crafts promoted by ACR for the last 50 years has been, and continues to be, an important stimulus to our local and state economies; and

WHEREAS, ACR has provided support to local non-profit organizations through a percentage of sales, including non-profit partners such as The Nevada Rock Art Foundation, Nevada Land Trust, SPCA, Nevada Journeys, Paws for Love, Veterans Guest House, Animal Ark, and many more; and

WHEREAS, ACR provides an important service as an outlet for collectors and sellers of "Nevada Heritage" art, helping to perpetuate the rich history of local art and facilitating the creative expressions of Nevada's talented community of artists; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada congratulates the Artists Co-operative of Reno on its fiftieth anniversary, with appreciation for its role in promoting culture and the arts in this state, with best wishes for many more successful years to come;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  May 1, 2016, as a day in honor of the

 FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARTISTS CO-OPERATIVE OF RENO

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson