November 15, 2019
Today, First Lady Kathy Sisolak announced a new arts initiative in partnership with the Carson City Department of Arts and Culture and the Nevada Governor’s Mansion highlighting artwork by artists from around the Silver State.
Beginning in January 2020, the Governor’s Mansion will host contemporary artists from Nevada to display their artworks for six months at a time. A selection committee comprising three arts professionals from around the State will meet twice a year to select an artist, and an exhibition will be held at the Mansion.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to promote artistic expression in Nevada and give local artists a platform to showcase their work,” First Lady Kathy Sisolak said. “The arts are central to who we are as a people, serving as a reflection of our State’s soul, and they create the inspiration, imagination, and innovation that we all need to succeed in life.”
This initiative will utilize the Carson City Department of Arts and Culture, run by Director Mark Salinas, to build statewide communication and collaboration among artists, helping reinforce the importance of art for Carson City and all Nevadans.
These pieces of art will be prominently displayed in the entryway of the Mansion year-round so that all visitors – from local school children to tourists to honored guests and dignitaries – can have an opportunity to take in a small piece of Nevada’s creativity and culture.