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:​​​​​

  • American Duchess | Airs August 29
    Step back in time and learn how this Reno-based shoe company designs historically-accurate footwear.
  • Space Whale | Airs September 5
    Learn how this sculpture was created with 44,000 lbs. of steel, Tiffany-inspired stained glass panels, and an artistic collaborative process.
  • Bruka Theatre for Children | Airs September 12
    Take an educational Journey with Reno’s Bruka Theatre as they bring theatre and the arts to children.
  • Award Winning Segments | Airs September 19
    Enjoy three recent Arteffects segments that have received International Communicator awards.
  • Golden West Sign Arts | Airs September 26
    Meet Reno artist Derek McDonald, who specializes in traditional hand-painted signs. Learn about his creative process and beautiful designs, which evoke nostalgia, excitement and timelessness.


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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