The Nevada Museum of Art is hosting a Steampunk-themed evening this Saturday, November 1st, in honor of Nevada’s 150th anniversary. The celebration starts at 3:00pm with Honest Abe’s Imagination Celebration street festival. Their will be live music by The Novelists, Tyler Stafford, and Six Mule Pile Up to get you in the Steampunk spirit! The festival will take place on Hill Street between Liberty and California, and there will be retail stands and food vendors along with the live music. Guests are also invited to indulge with some Nevada-themed drinks at 1864 Tavern. The street festival will close at 8pm and admission is free for all guests. 1864 Tavern will also be hosting Abe’s post-party at the end of the night.
The street festival is designed to be a pre-party for the night’s big event: Honest Abe’s Imagination Celebration party inside the Nevada Museum of Art. The party, which is party steampunk ball and part carnival, is meant to celebrate our state’s “visionary spirit” and will be a “grand re imagining of the future through the wondrous lens of the past”. Guests can view the original Emancipation Proclamation, which has been lent to the Nevada Art Museum for a short time in honor of this event. All guests are encouraged to dress in costume (The Nevada Art Museum says “think Civil War meets Jules Verne meets the wild subconscious of a boyhood Lincoln.”). There are a few places in the area where you can find appropriate attire, such as PolyEsther’s, Junkee Clothing Exchange, Melting Pot World Emporium, and Neon Dragonfly. Tickets are on sale now and include complimentary treats and desserts. This Imagination Celebration begins at 7:30pm and goes until 11:pm.
Visit the museum’s website for more information on this once-in-a-lifetime event!