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Playa-Inspired Gateway Project Gala and Bike Parade Being Held Oct. 16 & 17

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The interactive Pentamonium sculpture created by Gary Gunderson in collaboration with Jeff Tangen.

A coalition of arts organizations and volunteers have formed the Gateway Project, which is holding a fundraising event aimed at enriching the city’s public art collection

The event is on October 16 and 17, 2015.

The Project has commissioned nine playa-inspired sculptures made out of bike parts by local artists. Proceeds from the auctioned sculptures will support the temporary installation of the  Pentamonium sculpture created by Gary Gunderson, in collaboration with Jeff Tangen.

The Project’s gala is Friday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts.

Entertainment will be provided by Controlled Burn, silk aerialists, stilt walkers, fortune tellers, magicians and more. DJs and playa-inspired performances will keep the festivities going within the Pioneer Center at the after party that runs until 2 a.m.

In collaboration with RenOpen Streets, a burner-inspired bike parade is being held Saturday, October 17 starting at 10 a.m. at Lunsford Park, located on the corner of Riverside Drive and Washington Street in Reno

It will culminate with the dedication of the Pentamonium sculpture at the Lear Theatre.

Tickets to the Gateway Gala are $250 per person, with tables of ten available. Tickets for just the after-party are $65 online and $75 at the door.

Information: RenoGatewayProject.com. Tickets may be purchased at PioneerCenter.com or by calling 866-553-6605.

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