There’s a thriving arts & culture scene in Reno/Sparks that includes impressive and dramatic murals throughout. This inaugural event celebrates an art form that harmoniously incorporates the architectural elements of a space to dramatically impact passers by.
Thirty dynamic artists, including two international, 12 national and 16 local, will transform 31 vacant walls and alleys into an outdoor art gallery. Covering approximately 20,000 square feet of wall space, this festival features artists using a diverse array of styles of mural art, including abstract, photo realistic, illustrative, graffiti, paintbrush, airbrush, roller brush, wheat paste and stencil. Artist educator Peter Whittenberger will create a special digital projection for the event.
The weekend’s festivities also include free docent-led mural tours on Saturday and Sunday, and nightly live music.
Well-known muralist and activist Edythe Boone, from Oakland, Calif. is Master of Ceremonies. Her documentary, “A New Color,” will be shown at the Nevada Museum of Art on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion moderated by the film’s director, Mo Morris. Ms. Boone, Erik Burke, and muralists from around the country will be on the panel. Tickets.