KNPB brings viewers the exciting stories of our region, its artists and the power of their work in the series ARTEFFECTS. Join our host Beth Macmillan from Reno’s Artown Festival each week for an episode that features KNPB produced segments along with additional segments submitted by partner stations nationwide in conjunction with the public television Major Market Group.

Upcoming Episodes:​​

  • Pat Blide | Airs December 13
    Meet sculptor and iron worker Pat Blide, and see how he brings life to discarded metal through his works of art.
  • Battle Born Memorial | Airs December 20
    Designed by Nevada artists, this tribute ensures that Nevadans who gave their lives for our country will never be forgotten.
  • Parade of Lights | Airs December 27
    Head to Hidden Valley in south Reno for the 37th Annual Parade of Lights and see how dozens of neighbors competitively create dazzling displays of holiday cheer.
  • Willis Allen | Airs January 3
    The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Learn its history from Executive Director Willis Allen.
  • Elder Care | Airs January 10
    The Eldercare Concert Series delivers a variety of live music to our local elder community.
  • Balloon Guys | Airs January 17
    Meet a couple of friends from Reno who fell in love with the world of balloon animals.
  • Body Paint Factory | Airs January 24
    The human body as a canvas, let's see how it's done.
  • Western Folklife Art | Airs January 31
    One story from the rich vein of arts and culture of the American West.

Funding for ARTEFFECTS is made possible by the June S. Wisham Trust, Kate & Richard Kenny, Nell J. Redfield Foundation,
Kathie Priebe, Heidemarie Rochlin and the annual contributions of KNPB members. 


The June S. Wisham Trust  Kate & Richard Kenny   


Nell J Redfield FoundationKathie PriebeHeidemarie Rochlin

With support from

Nevada Arts CouncilNational Endowment for the ArtsCity of Reno
Nevada HumanitiesNational Endowment for the HumanitiesCarol Franc Buck


ARTEFFECTS is moving to Thursdays at 8:30 pm, beginning November 8.
Or, catch repeat broadcasts Sundays at 6:30 pm on KNPB Channel 5.1.

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