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:​​​​

  • Cirque Du Soleil | Airs April 25
    Go behind the scenes of the Cirque Du Soleil show, Corteo, as it comes to Reno.
  • Ballet Folklorico | Airs May 2
    A dance group that brings the culture and spirit of Mexico to life through dances passed down through generations.
  • Crochet Monsters | Airs May 9
    Meet a mother who started crocheting monsters for her son and how that turned into something much larger.
  • Craft Beer | Airs May 16
    Arteffects hops into Reno’s budding craft beer culture as we visit local breweries to explore the intersection of custom brews and artistic design.
  • LXS | Airs May 23
    Head to the Nevada Legislative Building in Carson City to see the Legislative eXhibition Series (LXS), which has displayed artwork by 140 Nevada-based artists since 1985.
  • Artown Poster | Airs May 30
    See how the creators of this year’s Artown poster celebrate the arts and culture of our region by creating a design that’s one for the books!

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. 


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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