Thing to do in Reno, Nevada
A two-time Burning Man Global Arts Grant recipient, the Reno Playa Art Project (RPAP) includes an assortment of interactive sculptures that were seen on the playa at Burning Man 2017. The park is situated in a space formerly occupied by two dilapidated motels on Virginia Street near Fifth Street in downtown Reno.
In collaboration with Artech’s programming support, local businesses and community volunteers continue to bring interactive public sculptures from the playa to the city of Reno for temporary display for a second consecutive year.
A mural by local muralist Joe C. Rock provides a picturesque backdrop for the park. This year’s sculptures include “A Family Affair,” a family supported heart; “Electric Dandelions,” giant glowing dandelions; “Chicken and Egg Situation,” featuring a gigantic steel frame chicken; “Maya’s Mind,” a tribute to Maya Angelou; and “Skull”, a metal skull with embellishments. Click here to download images.
The public is invited to attend a grand opening celebration on Friday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. The opening will include fire dancers, a DJ spinning tunes and welcome by city officials and Reno Playa Art Project representatives.
The Reno Playa Art Park is sponsored in part by by Artech, the Eldorado Resort Casino, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Reno-Tahoe USA, and the City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission. More information can be found at ArtechReno.org.
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