New Public Art in Downtown Reno

Reno is experiencing an explosion of growth in its arts scene. From murals to sculptures, there are hundreds of creative gems waiting to be discovered in the area. Take a look at two sculpture parks unveiled within a week of each other, showing that Reno is leading the way with its growing arts and culture scene.

The Sculpture Garden in Bicentennial Park was a partnership between the Reno Arts & Culture Commission and the Rotary Club of Reno. Visitors can walk through six sculptures alongside the Truckee River and can experience a self-guided audio tour by dialing the number located at the base of the sculpture. Experience the new sculptures and their beautiful surroundings at Bicentennial Park on the Truckee River, across from the main island of Wingfield Park.

The Reno Gateway Project recently brought Reno Playa Art Park to the public in downtown Reno. This park was a Burning Man 2016 Global Arts Grant Recipient and consists of art pieces that were on the playa during Burning Man 2016. Reno is the closest city to Burning Man so you can experience its influence year-round, and the opening of the park was no exception.

Local dignitaries, project supporters and community members experienced fire spinning, DJs and art cars, in addition to food trucks and the “burning” of the ceremonial ribbon. The Reno Playa Art Park is already a jewel of downtown and is a must-see for visitors to Reno Tahoe. Come check it out on Virginia St., just north of the Reno Arch.

For arts & culture events, check out Artown! It’s regarded as one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in the country by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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