(775) 276-7653
(775) 276-7272
Featured Artists and Upcoming Events
Indoor/Outdoor Events Thursday, February 11th

BIG Photography Event hosted by Art Obsessions from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

2nd Annual Galentine's Day Sip-N-Shop hosted by our Village neighbor, Wandering Wyld from
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

These are just two of many great reasons to come to The Village at Rancharrah on Thursday, February 11th. Indoor/outdoor events to make it easier to social distance. Masks required.

A little bit of Rancharrah history:


Bill Harrah, founder of Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, buys his Reno estate from Norman Blitz, “Duke of Nevada.” On March 1, 1957 Bill renames Gentlemen’s Ranch to “Rancharrah".


Bill Harrah dies at the age of 67. Bill Harrah’s estate divides in two: the Rancharrah mansion and 15 acres to his wife Verna, and the remainder to his sons John Adam and Tony Lee.


John Harrah buys out Verna and Tony’s Rancharrah holdings and rebuilds what is now the existing mansion with its extensive grounds.


John Harrah buys back all three additional Gentlemen’s Ranch Properties, increasing Rancharrah’s acerage to 141 acres. The 52,000 sq. ft. climate-controlled equestrian center is constructed.
Abe Blair, Photographer

As an artist choosing to work with the medium of photography, I am always trying to push the natural limits of my cameras, whether it be film or digital. I am traditional in my method working to get the image correct in the camera without building one in the computer. This makes every finished image a personal success and through this traditional method each image has a life and soul of its own, one that I am excited to introduce and share with my viewers and collectors.

I use my camera as a painter would use their brush, focusing more on the mood and power of a pre-visualized scene before the camera even comes out of the bag. Through a process of continued visits to my selected locations I am able to study the light and weather patterns through the changing seasons and truly connect with my surroundings. This process combined with patience and great light is a path I look forward to following for many years to come.

Meet Abe and learn more about his photography.

Artist Reception at Art Obsessions on Thursday, February 11th from
4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Scott Thompson, Photographer

Scott Thompson, of Scott Shots Photography, has lived in the Tahoe area since 2002 and he has been building his collection of fine art landscape images since the film days. Scott prints his large prints in his Truckee based studio. Canvas prints and 100% cotton paper prints printed by Scott are available for ordering. Metal Prints are also available. 

Scott is the current winner of the “Best Local Artist” category in the N.Tahoe Sierra Sun newspaper's 2020 “Best of” contest. His work has been published countless times in The Tahoe Weekly, Tahoe Quarterly, Sierra Sun, Moonshine Ink, Northwoods Magazine, Nevada County Gold magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Diablo Magazine, and more. 

Meet Scott and learn more about his photography.

Artist Reception at Art Obsessions on Thursday, February 11th from
4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Save the Date:
Stay tuned for upcoming "Meet the Artist" Art Obsessions' events and The Village at Rancharrah events coming in March and April. Follow us on Instagram @artobsessions.usa for the latest information.
Art Obsessions

The Village at Rancharrah
7300 Rancharrah Parkway, Suite 150
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 276-7653
(775) 276-7272
Instagram: @artobsessions.usast