Enjoy the kick-off event, the Garden Party at the Bliss Mansion, Friday, Aug. 5, from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m.,

Claudia Knous, Carson City resident, with her hand-dyed scarves

Part 1:  Start off the afternoon with an Art Sale on the veranda and Mansion Tours from 4:00 to 6:30.  The Art Sale is presented by Carson City Arts Initiative Art (CCAI) and Nevada Artists Assoc. (NAA).  Enjoy the music of Triple Treble (flute trio) on the grass in front of the veranda from 4:30 to 6:30.

FestivalOpenerPart 2:  Then, enjoy a concert from 6:30 to 8:30 featuring Take This with John & Cherie Shipley on the north porch.  A food tent, beer, and wine are available.   Patrons are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

Admission free, donations welcome.