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:​​​​​

  • Reno Film Collective | Airs October 3
    Learn how a short film is made and see just what it takes to complete these collaborative projects.
  • Vines of the West | Airs October 10
    Tina Vines is a vintage-loving, Reno-based artist who fell in love with chainstitch embroidery.
  • Jane Lufkin | Airs October 17
    This landscape architect from Sonoma County ignited her passion for painting when she moved to the Sierra Nevada.
  • Moulage | Airs October 24
    The art of creating mock injuries with the purpose of training first responders. But it can also be used to make zombies and other gruesome creatures.
  • Carson City Ghost Walk | Airs October 31
    Learn how Mary Bennett brings history to life through storytelling, costumes and curiosity of the supernatural.

Funding for ARTEFFECTS is made possible by 


Bently Foundation


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


Watch ARTEFFECTS Thursdays at 8:30 pm o
catch repeat broadcasts Sundays at 6:30 pm on KNPB 5.1.

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