The Amazing Art Expo: Reno NV
3 Days Only: Friday Dec 8th 5 pm – 9 pm Sat & Sunday Dec 9-10th: 12 noon to 6 pm
Friday Dec 8th 5 pm – 9 pm
Sat & Sunday Dec 9-10th: 12 noon to 6 pm
LOCATION: Reno-Sparks Convention Center: 4590 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89505
EVENT TIMES: Friday Dec 8th: 5-9 pm, Sat & Sunday 12-6 pm
If you decide to Cosplay, COSPLAYERS may qualify to receive a $45 Gift Certificate & the opportunity to be introduced to the audience with a particular theme song related to their costume/character by our DJ. Please see FAQ details below to qualify.
MEET NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ARTIST ADAM MICHAELS.
RSVP NOW – IT’S FREE! by clicking the “REGISTER” icon for your FREE Tickets – please only select tickets for adults 18+. Tickets good for all days & simply used to help us track attendance. If you have Facebook, please also click the “Going” Icon on our Facebook event page to help us out.
Featuring the Art of:
- A LICE IN WONDERLAND
- HARRY POTTER
- STAR WARS
- DC COMICS
- LORD OF THE RINGS
- DRAGONS & FANTASY
MEET NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ARTIST CHRISTOPHER CLARK (SEE IMAGE BELOW): Licensed Disney & Lucasfilm’s #1 Selling Artist, Christopher’s artwork can be found at Disney Theme Parks, various galleries throughout the world and even in the home of George Lucas, as well as various famous actors and athletes. Known for his attention to detail in capturing the exact likeliness of character faces and motion, Christopher uses only oil paints (no digital work whatsoever). He has been the featured artist on multiple occasions with Star Wars Celebration, Epcot Center, Comic Cons in San Diego & New York. Christopher will be signing & embellishing all 3 days. CLICK HERE to Visit Christopher’s Web page.
MEET NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ARTIST ADAM MICHAELS (SEE IMAGE BELOW): a self taught traditional artist working primarily with ink and watercolor as well as other mixed medias such as acrylic paints, coffee and red wine. Adam travels and exhibits his art worldwide and his work can be found in distinguished galleries such as Chicago’s Gallery F and Los Angeles’s Gallery 1988. Adam has been licensed and recognized by franchises such as Ozark, Ghostbusters, Firefly and more as well created art and clothing lines for Ghost Adventures’ Aaron Goodwin.
He creates fine original art as well as pop culture fueled pieces which have been labeled “nerd art you can hang in your living room”. Bringing a modern, high end feel that is approachable by collectors and non-collectors alike and spanning all ages, Adam takes inspiration from both the light and dark of life as well as his love of a robust realm of pop culture including Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Stranger Things, Mortal Kombat, Star Wars and all things horror.
AND INTRODUCING THE COMEDIC PARODY ART OF BUCKET! ABOUT ARTIST “BUCKET” Despite being bred as a stormtrooper, Bucket refuses to identify as a “Clone” and prefers to be labeled a scoundrel painter who enjoys long walks on the beach and glutenous pastry products. Visit iamparodyart.com and CLICK HERE to watch a short video message from Bucket.
There will be multiple exhibits of Anime, Horror, Monster, Disney, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, Marvel, DC Comics, Star Wars and parody art on display featuring a variety of artists and available to purchase at affordable pricing along with Show Specials. Original oil on canvas paintings will also be available for purchase.
Cosplayers, princesses, princes, superheroes, Jedi, creatures, monsters, witches, wizards and even muggles of all ages are welcome to attend. And Yes, it’s free, so stop asking!
Kid & Stroller Friendly.
HOW DO I GET MY FREE PRINT? Tag a friend on Instagram or SHARE the event on your Facebook timeline or Instagram pg by Dec 7th. When you check in at the event, simply use your phone to show us you shared the event & you will be given your choice of a free print. Limit 1 Free Print per individual who shared Event. Artists will not sign free prints. Click Here to share the event on Facebook.
WHAT WILL THE ARTISTS DO? The artists will be signing any of their artwork purchased at the show. For any canvases purchased, the artists will also add paint hand embellishments/highlights to the canvas, essentially turning it into its own, one of a kind original, at no additional charge. This is an added service that Disney artists typically charge $200 for but it’s complimentary at the show as a means of the artist thanking you for supporting their art.
IS THIS EVENT COMPLETELY FREE? Yes, no purchase whatsoever is necessary. Please be aware of spammers trying to sell tickets and/or booth space, especially on Facebook.
ARE KIDS ALLOWED? This event is 100% Kid & Stroller Friendly!
ARE YOU ACCEPTING VENDORS OR ARTISTS? No, this event is exclusive to Amazing Art Expo Artists only. The venue also does not accept any food vendors.
HOW DO COSPLAYERS QUALIFY TO RECEIVE THE $45 GIFT CERTIFICATE? Monsters, princesses, princes, superheroes, Jedi, wizards, witches and even muggles of all ages are encouraged to attend and upon approval, may be introduced to the crowd with a particular theme song to their costume/character. Cosplayers who meet the following criteria listed below will receive a $45 gift certificate which are transferable but may only be redeemed during the 3 days of the event. Please read all the qualifications and guidelines listed below:
1.) PLEASE REGISTER BY EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, tentative date you plan to attend (it’s OK if you change it) and character/costume you plan to wear so we can have your name on our list to receive the Gift Certificate. Including a photo of your character or your website is encouraged but not required.
2.) AGE LIMITATIONS: All ages are encouraged to cosplay however, cosplayers must be over 18 years of age to qualify to receive the $45 gift certificate,
3.) COSTUMES MUST FIT OUR THEMES: Relevant Themes include: Anime, Disney, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Harry Potter, Monsters, Horror Characters, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Dungeons & Dragons. Some outside themes may be accepted upon approval.
4.) COSTUMES MUST BE CREATIVE, UNIQUE & STAND OUT: Costumes should generate significant attention to guests who will typically want to approach you for a photograph. Fun dresses, Mickey ears, outfits or basic everyday clothing displaying a pop culture image, theme or text is not very engaging and therefore, does not qualify. Costumes must easily be recognizable, unique, tasteful and not be deemed offensive by Amazing Art Expo staff. This is a family event so we ask to please respect that sexual, racial epithets is not allowed. The barest minimum of body coverage would be that of a bikini. The judgement of “what costumes qualify” is left to the sole discretion of the Cosplay Director and Amazing Art Expo Staff. If you have any questions you should email us at email@example.com.
5.) WEAPONS: All operational shooting weapons and/or sharp objects are absolutely forbidden. Non-firing toy weapons are allowed. Any props which resemble a shooting weapon must have a visibly colored tip. Act responsibly and use caution when carrying, yielding, displaying large props. Any simulation of props, such as lightsaber battles, may be allowed if granted permission beforehand by an Amazing Art Expo crew member and if conducted in an open area free of bystanders.
6.) PHOTOS: Cosplayers should volunteer to pose for photos with guests at no charge. Please do so in an open area so you are not blocking aisles or product displays. You are welcome to ask any Amazing Art Expo employee suggestions for such areas.
6.) REQUIRED TIME TO BE PRESENT: Cosplayers must be present and interactive with guests at the event for a minimum of 3 hours to qualify for the $45 Gift Certificate.
I f you have any questions regarding our guidelines, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
8 (Friday) 5:00 pm - 10 (Sunday) 6:00 pm
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
4590 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502