Last July — that would be 2014 — a hubbub took over several pages in the RGJ. Circus Circus is promoting a contest to paint murals on the Virginia Street side of their Casino in a 24 hour Marathon. First, a competition was held to select 8 artists to paint 14 feet high by 30 feet long murals in each of 7 structural bays of the building. Circus Circus is providing the artists a $750 stipend for paint and other materials. On Saturday at 10am, brushes are be put down, the murals judged and the winner awarded a $2,000 First Prize. $1,000 goes for Second and $500 for Third and your mural will be on prominent display for one year along with the others.
Recently, my senses perked with the announcement in the RGJ for the 2015 contest. I clipped the RGJ and dusted off my camera. There’s a story here for RectorSite.
Nice job… and they’ll be up all year, go take a look for yourself.
2 thoughts on “Reno Artown Murals”
Wow. Very nice! We do a. Similar thing here in ATL…it’s called graffiti!
RENO: Wherefor ART Thou?
Thx for sharing. Cool beans.
Love this type of street art. We were in Santa Barbara one summer when they were doing their annual sidewalk chalk art festival. WOW! the talent was amazing. And Circus-Circus should be commended for sponsoring this public art project.
BTW, we have a new address & email you may want to note:
2541 W. Crown King Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85741