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RELEASE – Find Your Folklife at Reno-Tahoe International Airport 

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RENO, Nev. (March 28, 2024) – The Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is proud to announce the installation of a captivating new art exhibition titled “Find Your Folklife” in the depARTures Gallery. Curated by the Nevada Arts Council, the exhibit explores the rich tapestry of cultural identity among Nevadans in the 21st century, now on display through May 1. 

The unique feature of this exhibition lies in its use of “lenticular two-flip” panels, where each photograph pair transitions seamlessly as viewers move past them, creating a thought-provoking visual experience. These panels, produced by renowned innovator Tom Saville, utilize a special technique that allows the images to transition fluidly, offering viewers a glimpse into the multifaceted nature of cultural identity. 

“Find Your Folklife” delves into the essence of who we are as individuals and communities throughout Nevada, emphasizing the diversity and interconnectedness of our cultural heritage. The photographs featured were meticulously captured over three years by Nevada Arts Council folklorist Rebecca Snetselaar, showcasing twenty-two individuals in both their ceremonial cultural attire and their everyday lives. Accompanying each image pair is a statement in the model’s own words. 

The “Find Your Folklife” exhibition invites travelers to engage with the vibrant cultural landscape of Nevada, celebrating the diverse traditions, beliefs, and values that shape our collective identity.  

Downloadable video, photos, and produced footage of the exhibition can be found here.  

About the depARTures Gallery: The depARTures Gallery is a dynamic art space dedicated to showcasing exhibits that entertain and inspire. Every 3-4 months, travelers can expect displays of various art forms from local and regional organizations and artists collectives that celebrate the cultural heritage and creative development of northern Nevada. 

About Arts at the Airport: For decades, the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) and both RNO and Reno-Stead Airport (RTS), have been strong supporters of art. The Arts at the Airport program is designed to showcase captivating public and local art that celebrates the unique Reno-Tahoe community, while striving to be a respected arts partner and regional resource. RNO’s art programming features permanent works, temporary exhibitions, and performances, in addition to its growing focus on community outreach. Digital assets for the Arts at the Airport program can be found here.  

Find Your Folklife is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative–Traveling Exhibition Program. It was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the State of Nevada. The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. 


The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) Board of Trustees have pledged a minimum one percent of design and construction costs for capital improvement projects in public spaces from RTAA funds for art at Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) and Reno-Stead Airport (RTS). RNO strives to engage passengers, enrich the travel experience, and reflect the vibrant culture of the region through all forms of art with the core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion at the forefront. For more details, visit