Downtown Playa Park Gets Updated With New Sculptures

New and familiar interactive art is coming to downtown’s Reno Playa Art Project. Starting Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, the space is getting new sculptures approved yesterday at the Reno City Council meeting.

The new interactive sculptures were seen at this year’s Burning Man.

“I am excited that our City Council’s vision is for Reno to be known for our arts and culture scene,” said Mayor Hillary Schieve. “As we work to further our Thriving Downtown and University District, the Playa Art Project plays a critical role to connect UNR and downtown.”

The park is located on Virginia Street across from Circus Circus.

A mural by Joe C. Rock provides a backdrop for the park, and this year’s sculptures include “A Family Affair,” a family supported heart, “Electric Dandelions,” giant glowing dandelions, and a “Chicken and Egg Situation,” featuring a gigantic steel frame chicken.

An opening celebration on Friday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. and will include fire dancers, a DJ, and welcome by city officials and Reno Playa Art Project representatives.

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