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Grand Sierra Resort puts artistic spin on monthly First Friday Festival


Local Artown artists to showcase their work at First Friday

Grand Sierra Resort celebrates the First Friday of every month with a property wide celebration of food, entertainment, giveaways and music.  On Friday, April 6, the GSR has partnered with Artown to take on an artistic theme showcasing local artists and their work. The First Friday Festival kicks-off at 6 p.m. with live entertainment throughout the casino, dining specials, GSRewards for gaming players and the art show.

Enjoy live entertainment with the Spazmatics at Xtreme, DJ Jessica the Ripper and DJ Baby Chino at WET and Rustler’s Heat at Mustangs.

GSR’s fabulous restaurants are offering $12.99 dinner specials. Enjoy a 6-ounce filet mignon or pan-roasted salmon in Charlie Palmer Steak or Café Sierra. Rim will have a sushi or sashimi 12 piece platter, and The Lodge’s special will be an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet dinner.  Dine at Briscola and get 50% off your dinner bill. For a late night snack, Second Street Express will have $5.00 large cheese or pepperoni pizzas and $1 hotdogs.

Gaming players can earn double points with GSRewards from 6 p.m. to midnight while playing reel slots and video reels.

Visit with local artists Frank Haxton, Becky Murway, Amy Hunter, Barb Uru and Kelly Peyton who will be showcasing their work.  Wine and cheese will be offered throughout the art exhibit.

With a passion for advertising, local photographer Frank Haxton started his career in San Francisco.  He opened Digiman Studio in Reno 15 years ago and has experienced significant growth through the advancement of his fine art photography.

“My work is an exploration of my inner most feelings,” says Haxton.

Becky Murway started her interest in photography in high school and is now a nationally recognized photographer. She continued her education in commercial advertising photography as associate photographer and studio manager of Digiman Studio, in Reno. She later became the lead photographer for Skagen Designs, an international watch and lifestyle company.

“I love taking all kinds of photos but my passion right now is for interpretive environmental landscapes,” said Murway. “It’s great to be able to do what I love and then share it with others.”

Visit www.grandsierraresort.com or call 775-789-2000 for details.

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