Playa art is being installed downtown, and sculptures will be featured as part of the city’s efforts to mitigate blight.
The Reno Playa Art Park, presented by The Gateway Project, will be downtown for about a year, and an opening celebration is planned for Thursday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. The park is on the 500 block of Virginia Street.
Art Spot Reno is also hosting a mural walk with muralist Joe C. Rock on Nov. 12.
“Joe is painting the new mural at the Reno Playa Park on Virginia Street,” said Art Spot Reno’s Geralda Miller. “He generously accepted to paint this wall for less than half his normal rate. Because of his ongoing community gifting, Art Spot Reno ask you to join us in making up the monetary difference.
“Joe C. Rock will be co-hosting the tour. Learn all the secrets and symbols from the artist himself. The tour starts at 11 a.m. at Blue Whale Coffee Co., 32 Cheney St. Tickets are $10 per person at the door. All proceeds will go to the artist.”
Visit artspotreno.com for more information. Watch a video interview with Rock and artist Kirsten Berg below.
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. In addition to managing This Is Reno, he holds a part-time appointment for the Mineral County University of Nevada Extension office.