The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

1240 Ice House Ave
Sparks NV 

Phone: (775) 453-6537

The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

The Generator is an oasis of decommodification. We don't buy. We don't sell. We dream. We convene. We create. We make. We're inspired by the magic and inspiration we see in all its enormity at Burning Man each summer, and we want to keep it alive all year. We combine forces and share resources in the name of creative growth and community involvement for all.

We have light industiral equipment and tools, artist mentorship resources , 3 phase power, and 35,000 square feet of workspace. We share our collective know-how and we hope to learn from yours. We're here to encourage professional artists and beginners alike to make art and to learn from each other as a creative community.

We operate under the same creative community ethic outlined in Burning Man's Ten Principles. Here's our version, the Generator's Ten Principles:

Radical Inclusion - Everyone is welcome

Gifting - We're generous with our time and resources. If you can be too, please do, but we don't expect a one-for-one trade.

Decommodification - No commercial sponsorships. No advertising. No selling. No entry fees. No membership fees. (And no hidden costs. No kidding!) (But please note we don't necessarily provide materials.)

Radical Self-reliance - Much as we love to collaborate, your mom doesn't work here. You're responsible for your own stuff and your own good time.

Radical Self-expression - Only you can be you, so do that. We don't have a party line you need to adhere to.

Communal Effort - We have a lot to learn form each other, and we value creative cooperation and collaboration. Together we can think big and build big.

Civic Responsibility - With the freedom to do your own thing comes the responsibility of doing your part to uphold public welfare. Be safe. Be courteous. Make sure your actions don't compromise your safety or the safety of others. Conduct yourself in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

Leaving No Trace - It's 5 minutes later and your mom STILL doesn't work here. You must clean up after yourself. And while you're at it, follow the Campsite Rule: Leave it better than you found it.

Participation - You've heard of Burning Man's idea of "Radical Participation," where no one's a spectator? Yup, it's just like that at the Generator. Everyone is invited to work and play here.

Immediacy - Stay with us; we're going to get a little philosophical here. You know how sometimes while you're going about your everyday life you can lose track of yourself, of what you really value? We're not going to tell you what you should value, but we will tell you this is a place where you can hold onto your dreams, cultivate the heck out of them, and let them loose. We want to see you flourish creatively. We think that's good for everyone.

Welcome to the Generator! We're an inclusive art space in greater Reno, Nevada (We're actually in Sparks) for anyone who wants to make art and be part of a creative community.

We are located at 1240 Icehouse Ave. in Sparks, Nevada!

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Founded: Matt Schultz, Andy Luna, Bill Horner, Lindsay Adams

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community Organization

Hours

Tue: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm



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Past Events

Reno Punk Rock Flea Market

Reno Punk Rock Flea Market
12:00 pm - 02/10/2018

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

Listen up nerds, weirdos, moon stompers & punk rockers! This event is for you. The first ever RENO PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET! Two days of art, music and mayhem! We're...

Make Your Own Yoga Pants

Make Your Own Yoga Pants
04:00 pm - 12/02/2017

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

We will go through the steps of making a pair of yoga pants from start to finish. By the end of class you will have a brand new pair of yoga pants that will fit...

Intuitive Painting Workshop

Intuitive Painting Workshop
06:00 pm - 11/30/2017

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

Join Jet for this beautiful and expressive class. The workshop begins with a short guided meditation followed by an amazing creative experience. It's magical every...

Free Sculpting with Matt

Free Sculpting with Matt
07:00 pm - 11/28/2017

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

Come sculpt heads or whatever you want with Matt Schultz! Bring tools and clay. This is a free form sculpture class! Come sculpt with other artists, share skills,...

Introduction to Hand Plasma Cutting

Introduction to Hand Plasma Cutting
12:30 pm - 11/26/2017

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

Have you ever wanted to use a hand plasma cutter? Now is your chance! Learn to cut designs into and out of metal along with safety, set up, operation and trouble...

Student Showcase

Student Showcase
08:00 pm - 11/18/2017

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

We have exciting news! Coming up the Reno Aerial Co-Op will be hosting an event November 18th. The student showcase is from 8-9pm. So students - now is your time...

Creative Sewing with Jet

Creative Sewing with Jet
02:00 pm - 01/21/2017

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

Do you want to learn to sew? Do you need a place to work on your creative sewing project? Whatever your reason we welcome you and your project regardless the size...

Creative Sewing with Jet

Creative Sewing with Jet
02:00 pm - 01/07/2017

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

Do you want to learn to sew? Do you need a place to work on your creative sewing project? Whatever your reason we welcome you and your project regardless the size...

Creative Sewing with Jet

Creative Sewing with Jet
02:00 pm - 12/17/2016

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

Do you want to learn to sew? Do you need a place to work on your creative sewing project? Whatever your reason we welcome you and your project regardless the size...

Creative Sewing with Jet

Creative Sewing with Jet
02:00 pm - 12/03/2016

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

Do you want to learn to sew? Do you need a place to work on your creative sewing project? Whatever your reason we welcome you and your project regardless the size...

Creative Sewing with Jet

Creative Sewing with Jet
02:00 pm - 11/05/2016

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

Create a holiday wall hanging that is unique! Or bring your own project or idea and we can help you make it. There are so many possibilities. We have project ideas,...

Maker Monster Mash

Maker Monster Mash
06:00 pm - 10/29/2016

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

Join us on October 29th at 6:00 pm for a fantastically frightening fete to help raise money for the Generator. Your $10 General Admission includes: • Haunted...

Burning Man Preview & Open House Extravaganza

Burning Man Preview & Open House Extravaganza
06:00 pm - 08/05/2016

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

The Generator is alive with passionate creators this time of year, and we invite you to come and catch the buzz! Get an inside peek into one of the most fascinating...

Free Beginner's Yoga with Heather!

Free Beginner's Yoga with Heather!
07:00 pm - 07/21/2016

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

One of our wonderful makers and community members, Heather, is hosting free yoga classes in the performance corner of The Generator! Every Thursday evening you are...

Gene Pokestop? Potluck and Meeting

Gene Pokestop? Potluck and Meeting
06:00 pm - 07/20/2016

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

Tonight we will hold our usual potluck and meeting. All are welcome! Remember to bring art or items you would like to auction\. On tonights agenda: 1. Eat and talk...

Free Beginner's Yoga with Heather!

Free Beginner's Yoga with Heather!
07:00 pm - 07/14/2016

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

One of our wonderful makers and community members, Heather, is hosting free yoga classes in the performance corner of The Generator! Thursday July 7 is your first...

Free Beginner's Yoga with Heather!

Free Beginner's Yoga with Heather!
07:00 pm - 07/07/2016

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

One of our wonderful makers and community members, Heather, is hosting free yoga classes in the performance corner of The Generator! Thursday July 7 is your first...

Pot Luck!

Pot Luck!
06:00 pm - 07/06/2016

At The Generator INC. A community art and builders space.

Meet us at 6PM for food in your mouth and then we can use our well-fed mouths to talk about fun stuff in the future. We will meet in the sewing room. Here is the...

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