Reno Artown Murals

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.

standby for new murals

 

blah blah
we all predict there will be enough paint and talent
I got to Virginia Street just at the right time on Saturday afternoon. Deadline past, Judging just completed but the street still closed for cleanup and tidy-up.
here we are, looking north on virginia street; left to right as you face circus circus
… and the first mural encountered just happens to be the winner of the SECOND PRIZE: Owl Be Waiting by Bryce Chisholm,
Yellow Bird by David Cherry, Reno NV

Tom by Stephane Cellier, Virginia City NV
FIRST PRIZE: Ascension by Anthony Padilla, Sacramento CA
Untitled by Asa Kennedy and Derek Miller…            the dry grass to the right and the pedestrians to the left seem to fit right in to this composition
Evolition of Man by Danielle Rumbaugh

Nice job… and they’ll be up all year, go take a look for yourself.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Reno Artown Murals

  1. 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:

    ourpc@centurylink.net
    2541 W. Crown King Dr.
    Tucson, AZ 85741
    520-219-2541

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