Sparks Art Walk returns April 21

Now that we are heading into warmer weather, the Town of Sparks is relaunching its Sparks Art Walk with its first event of 2022 to be held April 21 from 5-7 p.m. in Victorian Square.

Meanwhile, an artist reception will be held at the Depot Gallery (831 Victorian Avenue) featuring artists Kirsten Mashinter and Turburam Sandagdor.

Sandagdor’s exhibit is called the Infinity Incognita Galaxy. Born in Mongolia, Sandagdor grew up in a family of artists and began creating intricate illustrations using paper and scissors depicting landscapes, people and animals from his native land. For more information on his work, visit, and it will be on display at the Depot Gallery until April 27.

Kirsten Mashinter will present her exhibit, “Mus/tang,” which features woven images, minimalist collages, and photographs of her heirloom 1973 Mustang Grande. This work in progress will be on display at the Depot until April 30; to see examples of his work, visit https://www.bluemashstudio. com/. Mashinter also teaches art workshops on cyanotype, lumens, and how to develop film using coffee.

Wearing a mask is mandatory to attend the artists’ reception on April 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and social distancing protocols will be in place.

As April is also considered National Poetry Month, the Sierra Arts Foundation and Spoken Views Collective will also host live readings in Victorian Square and docent-led 45-minute art tours will take place at 5 and 6 p.m. For a map and the full schedule of events, visit the Depot Gallery or Engine 8 Winery for activities, and turn in your map at the end of the night for a chance to win great prizes.

Created by the City of Sparks, the Sparks Art Walk was created to showcase the regularly rotating public art installations in downtown Sparks to celebrate the aesthetic and historic values ​​of the City. promote local and renowned artists; and create fun for anyone who wants to take full advantage of Victorian Square’s offerings. The program was approved by Sparks City Council in May 2020 and the art installations are renewed every two years. The Sparks Art Walk is supported by its partners: 39 North Downtown, the Sierra Arts Foundation, the Sparks Heritage Museum and the Cordillera Film Festival.

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Christopher S. Washington