Summertime brings a great number of events and exhibits that are not always present or available in Reno. This summer, in nearby Sparks, the Hometown Farmers Market will be taking place until August, and offers produce, breads, pastries and gourmet foods, as well as cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and unique items for home and garden. Over 100 vendors participate at the event, which takes place every Thursday night.

A number of art exhibits are also in town for the summer, including "Dean Burton and Tamara Scronce Collaborations at Sierra Arts Gallery," which encompasses photography and multimedia art. "Interwoven: Visions of the Great Basin Basketmakers" will also be taking place. The Nevada State Museum houses this exhibit, which features fine art woven and hand crafted baskets and vessels. Another art exhibit, perhaps the most unusual, being showcased is "100 Years/100 Chairs: An Exhibition of the Vitra Design Museum" at Nevada Museum of Art. This exhibit is meant to illustrate the important role technology, politics and culture played in industrial furniture design.

For those interested in Nevada's history, the Historical Society will have "Everyday Mysteries: Roy Curtis's Photographs of Reno in the 1920s" on display through August.