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Artown Begins in Wingfield Park

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Every night this month, Reno will be celebrating arts and culture.

Monday night, the 18th year of Artown started in Wingfield Park, where hundreds showed up to kick things off.

"The music is interesting," says William Craig. "You know, this is music I grew up with so it's fun to hear it again."

Artown has grown tremendously in the last 18 years, and features more than 500 events this month. And to continue that trend, representatives hope to reach out to a broader audience.

"Focusing on the seniors and the multi-cultural tapestry that we have right here in our community," says Natasha Bourlin, a spokesperson for Artown.

That means having free events and getting more families involved as well. Supporters say by getting more people interested in Artown, it will continue to be the driving force for arts and culture and this community.

"With people just being aware of Artown and having enthusiasm and excitement for it," says Aimee, who didn't want to give her last name.

Excitement is something we found in a lot of people who are happy Artown is back.

"Oh yeah, super happy," says Ben Craig. "I can't wait. All the different events, and every Friday night the music is awesome."

Artown representatives say tonight was just the beginning. The whole month they will be exposing new art genres, sounds and forms of music.

Written by Adam Rasmussen

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