It’s that time of year again when we welcome back one of Holland’s most favorite programs & exhibitions!  The Stranger Show is a collaborative program between Hug High School, the Nevada Museum of Art, and the Holland Project that pairs art students from Hug with a practicing artist from our local community to create collaborative art pieces. This year students and artist mentors teams explored themes of identity and community in the creation of their pieces.  The final works compete for Jury Awards (as determined by members of Reno’s arts community) and an Audience Award (as determined by votes placed by all those who attend the opening reception). The Stranger Show is a unique opportunity for the participating teens and for the artists; one that results in growth, understanding, and skill building, and is a one-of-a-kind experience for both parties.

This year, 18 students from Hug High School were paired with artists who include some of our community’s best painters, printmakers, illustrators, photographers, sculptors, mixed-media artists, street artists, ceramists, woodworkers, and more. Additionally, the Hug High Culinary Class will serve up delicious hors d’oeuvres during the reception.

Come check out all the amazing work, vote for your favorite piece, and nosh some yummy treats during the Opening Reception on Friday, October 14th from 6-8pm at the Holland Project Gallery on 140 Vesta Street.

The exhibition will be up from Oct. 11th – 28th and weekly gallery hours are Tue.-Fri. 3-6pm or by appointment by emailing alisha@hollandreno.org or calling 775-742-1858.



The Holland Project Gallery is one of the go-to art spaces in Reno to see young, contemporary artists and their influences both regionally and nationally. The main gallery space, located at 140 Vesta Street, features 1-3 exhibitions a month with gallery hours Tuesday-Friday 3-6PM, or by appointment.

To see what’s up next in the Holland Gallery, check out our UPCOMING EXHIBITS page.
Interested in what’s been here before? Look through PAST EXHIBIT PHOTOS.