Carrying On A Tradition of Art Excellence In Reno For 100 Years.
Latimer Art Club, also known as LAC, is a 501(c)(7) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the fine arts in a wide variety of mediums. We encourage healthy interaction among our fellow artists, as well as the growth and improvement of each person as individuals. We encourage skill development in creative young people by granting yearly educational scholarships.
Lorenzo Latimer greatly influenced Nevada’s artists in the early 1900s. He was a successful artist and teacher in the Bay Area of Northern California and traveled to Reno, Nevada many times a year to teach outdoors known as Plein Air painting. In 1921 a number of Latimer’s Reno students organized the Latimer Art Club. Early members of the LAC, known as “Latimers”, became a strong organization supporting the arts in Reno. Today the “Latimers” keep the legacy strong ensuring growth for many more years to come.
An Artown Event
Artown Show and Sale
Sparks Heritage Museum
July – August
Freedom of Expression
September 8 – 11 2022
Reno Convention Center
Lorenzo Latimer’s “Old Tree Near Schoolhouse, Old Virginia Road, Reno”
15th Annual Miniature Show
The Latimer Art club hosts an annual art exhibition open to all artists 18 years and older residing in Nevada. Theme of show to be announced. .
This is a judged and juried show with awards and prizes
Other activities include outdoor paintings each year with a varied schedule from April through October. We gather at locations throughout Reno and the Sierras, enjoying the environment and the company of other artists practicing in a variety of mediums. Paint-outs culminate with an informal critique over lunch. Artists within the community are welcome to attend.
Guests Are Always Welcome To Attend
2022 Meeting Dates
We are now resuming our In-Person meetings at Moanna Nursery Design Center.
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
February 12 Minature Painting Exchange
December 10 – Holiday Party 12:30 – 2:30pm
Meetings are typically held at Moana Nursery Design Center 1190 W Moana Lane, Reno, NV. Located directly behind the Nursery located at 1100 Moana Lane, Reno, NV 89509.
During the meetings, attendees are treated to presentations by artists or members of the community as well as having the chance to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow artists. We welcome everyone, regardless of age, ability, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation gender or gender identity.
Be sure to check out our generous sponsors.
Without our sponsors, we could not support the artist and bring you these wonderful events. Follow the link to our sponsors page and let them know you found them through the Latimer Art Club.
It’s official, this book has gone to press. Hardcover, 376 pages filled with comprehensive historical essays, newly discovered photographs, and hundreds of full-color images of paintings by Lorenzo Latimer and the founders of the Latimer Art Club. A unique tribute to Nevada’s rich art history and celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Latimer Art Club.
P.O. Box 1506
Reno, NV 89505
Moana Nursery Design Center
1190 W Moana Lane
Reno, NV 89509