If you are looking for Arts for All Nevada, you have found us! If you are looking for Very Special Arts Nevada, VSA arts of Nevada, VSA Nevada, or the Lake Mansion, you have also found us.
We changed our name to Arts for All Nevada in January, 2015 to better express what we accomplish year-round - providing quality art opportunities for ALL ages and ALL abilities. We were founded in 1986 - 30 years! Donate $30 and celebrate with us knowing you have changed a child's life with art.
"This is art heaven", shouted a 6 year old boy when entering a FREE and open-to-the-public Arts for All Nevada Festival. Three times a year, Arts for All Nevada conducts these festivals with eight "hands-on" art creation stations, tours of the historic Lake Mansion and visits and photos with Santa for the December festival. To celebrate Youth Art Month, during the months of March and April, join us at the Lake Mansion (250 Court St. and Arlington Ave. , steps south of the Truckee River) to view art created in 50 plus special education classrooms where AFAN has a program. On March 4 , 2017 AFAN conducted our annual Youth Art Month Festival with 8 art stations, a free book for each child, face painting, tours and more from 10 AM - 2PM. From 9-10 AM we will be open for children with special needs to provide a little more time.Our next free family fesitval is July 15, 2017! Join us.
In addition to camps and workshops for adults and children that are open-to-the-public, Arts for All Nevada also conducts visual art, theater and creative movement workshops in numerous facilities including special education and typical classrooms, hospitals, after-schools settings, nursing homes and more.
Arts for All Nevada wears three hats - arts education throughout life, disability issues and advocacy and with ownerships and operation of the Lake Mansion, the region's history.
The Lake Mansion, home to Arts for All Nevada administrative offices, "Art Access Gallery" and "Art Happens Here" studio was built in 1877 and is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The mansion and adjacent courtyard and enclosed Garden Pavilion are available to rent for meetings and a variety of special events including weddings, bridal and baby showers, birthday parties, fundraisers and more.