Church Fine Arts

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The Church Fine Arts Complex, opened in 1962, houses the Departments of Music, Art, Speech Communication and Theater, and is home to the Nevada Repertory Company, Nightingale Concert Hall and the Sheppard Contemporary gallery.

James Edward Church was professor of Latin, German, classical art and history at the University of Nevada, Reno from 1892-1959. Church's development of the first snow surveying techniques and a system of analyzing avalanche hazards brought recognition to the school and the state.

Each spring, Church Fine Arts plays host to one of the University's most successful outreach efforts, the Reno Jazz Festival, attracting thousands of participants from high schools and universities from throughout the region.






Upcoming Events

Brett Flanigan, Mural Artist

Brett Flanigan, Mural Artist 5/6

Arts / College of Liberal Arts, School of the Arts, Art, University Museum District

As the first manifestation of University Galleries' new mural series, Oakland-based artist Brett Flanigan has created a rapturous melody of color and shape...

Jack Pierson

Jack Pierson 5/6 11:00am

Arts / College of Liberal Arts, School of the Arts, Art

Guest-curated by Jack Pierson, it features 19 artists – both emerging and established – who work in a variety of media, including photography, painting,...

Argenta Concert Series: "Festive Hungarica"

Argenta Concert Series: "Festive... 5/6 7:30pm

Arts, Music / College of Liberal Arts, School of the Arts, Music

The final performance of the Argenta Concert Series fifth anniversary season welcomes to Reno the multiaward winning violist Hsin- Yun Huang, University of...

Jack Pierson

Jack Pierson 5/7 10:00am

Arts / College of Liberal Arts, School of the Arts, Art

Guest-curated by Jack Pierson, it features 19 artists – both emerging and established – who work in a variety of media, including photography, painting,...

Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel 5/7 7:30pm

Arts, Music

The University of Nevada, Reno and Artown are proud to present Tommy Emmanuel. Emmanuel, a two-time Grammy nominee, whose five decade career has garnered...

Recent Events

Jack Pierson 5/5/2016

Jack Pierson 5/4/2016

Recent Activity

Deanna Dulen

Deanna Dulen left a positive review 4/19/2016

Inspirational and Informative. Thank you to UNR and supporters. This event transformed my hope for the future and gratitude to the wise, caring, and compassionate developing community of Reno. Thank you

Juila Hammett

Juila Hammett left a positive review 4/19/2016

I loved the lecture. I was disheartened that UNR decided late in the game to require tickets and those of us who share Klien's values and who had registered on UNR's website well in advance were not notified. For example the woman who Klein singled out at the end of her lecture as having helped her prepare for that very lecture had to scramble at the last minute with others of us in the lobby struggling to find tickets. Poor form UNR. Meanwhile they reserved the best seats in the house for elite faculty who probably hadn't even read the book or unlikely even care about the subject. This is old school and indicates poor customer service on the part of the university. Naomi Klein made a significant point about the NSHE system divesting from fossil fuels. I certainly hope her message was heard by the prestigious faculty and regents sitting in all those prime seats. You will soon hear more about this issue on campus. #DIVEST #KEEPITINTHEGROUND.

Rita Sloan

Rita Sloan left a positive review 4/19/2016

Naomi Klein was fantastic! If only more people could listen to her!

The only problem with the whole experience was the mix up about reserving a seat. I thought I had done so through this site, only to find out at the door that I had to be put on a waiting list. I had responded weeks ahead, thinking all was well. This site needs to make it clear that indicating one's plans to be at an event here do not guarantee a seat, even with long lead time, and that attendees must also contact Lawlor for reserved tickets.

Dylan Andrews

Dylan Andrews left a positive review 4/19/2016

Naomi didn't disappoint! She spoke passionately and eloquently about the major issues we face moving forward. Would have liked a much longer Q&A at the end. Next time

Sandra J Prytherch

Sandra J Prytherch left a positive review 4/1/2016

Lovely. Beautiful. So glad that I had the opportunity to attend.

Surender Singh

Surender Singh 3/28/2016

Church Fine Arts, houses the Departments of Music, Art, Speech Communication and Theater.

Pooja Kamthe

Pooja Kamthe 7/7/2015

Church of fine arts is a wonderful place with full of classic art beauty..One of my friend had also attended Flute day event and was surprised to see the art of all students over there.There's another place for fine arts in Singapore named as Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society( my 3 day tour to Singapore(, I had gone to visit these place and attended the dance event it was mind blowing..
Even you can get a chance to attend these events on your next tour.

Mary V Miller

Mary V Miller left a positive review 1/31/2015

Flute Day was a wonderful event. The master classes and clinics were fantastic, and the Guest Artist Recital with Ai Goldsmith was inspiring. Another outstanding Music Department Event!

Jane A Gardner

Jane A Gardner left a positive review 12/3/2014

What a wonderful show for the whole family! The music, the staging, the acting, the singing and the dancing was so well done and energetic. The set was nicely done and worked so smoothly with the story. I highly recommend seeing this musical before it ends as you will not regret the experience.

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Getting Here

    Parking Information

  • Parking available in the Brian Whalen parking structure