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:​​ ​​

  • Shibori | Airs June 16​
    Meet local artist Gina Iwahashi, who specializes in Shibori, a Japanese dyeing technique that results in a variety of one-of-a-kind patterns. 
  • Mike Okimoto | Airs June 23
    Head out into the field with local photographer Michael Okimoto and take a peek through his lens at the world of large format photography. 
  • Artown | Airs June 30
    Find out how this month long festival held in July, turns Reno into a citywide art gallery by celebrating music, dance, painting and all other art forms. 
  • Artown Poster | Airs July 7
    Learn how local artist and illustrator Kate O’Hara came up with the winning design. 
  • Veterans Art Project | Airs July 14
    Learn how a Gold Star Mother from Reno is keeping her son’s memory alive by helping veterans heal. 
  • Pyramid High School Art | Airs July 21​
    Explore beadwork, pottery, painting, music and other cultural crafts from students at Pyramid Lake High School. 
  • Mini Maker Faire | Airs July 28​
    Head to Idlewild Park for the Reno Mini Maker Faire, a family-friendly gathering of creative people whose backgrounds include engineering, art, crafts and science. 

Funding for ARTEFFECTS is made possible by Newman's Own Foundation, the Nell J. Redfield Foundation,
Carol Franc Buck, Heidemarie Rochlin and the annual contributions of KNPB members. 

Newman's Own Foundation

Nell J Redfield Foundation

   Carol Franc Buck  

   Heidemarie Rochlin  


With support from
Nevada Arts CouncilNational Endowment for the ArtsNevada HumanitiesNational Endowment for the Humanities

Airs Fridays at 8:30 pm and repeats Sundays at 6:30 pm on KNPB Channel 5.1.

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