RENO — The River Gallery has announced that it will be closing at the end of July.
The River Gallery is located in downtown Reno, and since it’s opening in 2005 it has been an asset to the downtown culture. Gallery owner and artist Alejandra Carpenter announced earlier this month that she has decided to take time off from managing the River Gallery.
“The gallery has been a labor of love,” Carpenter said in a press release. When asked why the gallery was closing, Carpenter stated she has simply decided to take some time off to renew her artistic energies.
Displayed in the gallery is a diversity of works, with most of the pieces being created by Carpenter herself. Carpenter’s original impressionistic paintings are done in oils, acrylics and watercolors, all reflecting her Hispanic heritage. The River Gallery also features photography, sculpture and glasswork by local artists. Carpenter and her husband intend to re-open the gallery in a new location in late 2013.
Throughout the month of July the community is invited to take advantage of reduced prices on most of the gallery pieces. A special closing sale is anticipated to be held from July 22 through 28 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. A formal closing reception will be held on July 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. with a special showing by local artists Zach Piereno and Amber Marie.
The River Gallery is located at 135 N. Sierra St. Suite A-2 in Reno.