Local Artists Championed at Reno Public Market

Article submitted by Benjamin Engel, The Abbi Agency

Reno’s next premiere community gathering, shopping and experiential space—Reno Public Market—is uplifting local artists, providing space for local artists and musicians, as well as partnering with local artisans to create a centerpiece for a stage in the Reno Public Market Food Hall. 

“A quarter of the space at Reno Public Market is dedicated to arts and culture,” said Nettie Oliverio, arts & culture director at Reno Public Market. “When we started this project, we knew we had to ensure a portion of the space was for uplifting local makers.”

Reno Public Market is currently partnering with local artist Jeff Johnson to restore a vintage neon sign originally created for a dress shop in old Shopper’s Square spelling out “Faye’s” for the Reno Public Market Food Hall. The neon sign will hang on the stage in the center of the food hall, where local musicians, performers, and presenters will take the stage for “Live at Faye’s!”. Reno Public Market is currently accepting submissions for local artists to perform on the stage. 

“We love that we get to help restore the artistry of yesterday while uplifting Reno’s present art community,” said Doug Wiele, founding partner at Reno Public Market. “The vendors in the food hall also contribute to Reno Public Market being a hub for Reno makers.” 

Confirmed tenants at Reno Public Market championing local artists include Wandering Wyld and Makers Paradise. Makers Paradise is creating the Reno Public Market Art Collective with open studio space, event space, galleries, classrooms and workshops, and private studio space on the upper level for production. Wandering Wyld’s space is expected to open in Summer 2022, complete with space for 60 local artists and small businesses to display their creations. 

The Reno Public Market Food Hall  is expected to officially open in Summer 2022. For more information on Reno Public Market, visit renopublicmarket.com

About Reno Public Market
The corner of Plumb Lane and South Virginia Street is being reimagined for the public’s daily shopping needs––including retail spaces along with public market-style food and beverage options. Reno Public Market will incorporate gathering areas that are inclusive and invite residents and visitors alike to share and explore local businesses. This $50 million project will bring modern-architecture and new aesthetics to the historic location. Visit renopublicmarket.com to learn more.

Featured photo, provided by Nettie Oliverio, arts & culture director at RPM, is the neon sign currently being restored by Jeff Johnson that will hang above the stage in the food hall at Reno Public Market.