Public Art in Reno

Reno, as mentioned before, is a very arts-friendly community.  Being so, public art can be found throughout the city.  Much of it, like the Believe statue shown in an earlier blog, is originally displayed at the Burning Man festival, an annual festival celebrating the creation and appreciation of art taking place just under 125 miles away from Reno.  The city of Reno says through their website that, “Public Art encourages a heightened sense of place, can inspire the spirit and provide opportunities for private reflection in public space. Public Art is part of what translates an address into a neighborhood; it can provoke thought, communication and engagement. Public art challenges people to define their own aesthetic.”

The city displays 185 pieces of outdoor public art, and strives to include many different types of works to which residents can connect and enjoy.  “Reno’s public art collection is curated to include examples of many different genres and styles from representational to abstract and a variety of materials which provide our citizens and visitors with a diverse collection. From bronze to wood, ceramic to steel, the collection as a whole has substance and is of the highest possible quality in terms of craft and engages our citizenry.”

Here are a few notable pieces around town and where to find them:

 

Reno Star

Artist:  Mark Szulgit

Located at:  South McCarran and Virginia Street

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Portal of Evolution

Artist:  Bryan Tedrick

Located at:  Bicentennial Park

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BELIEVE

Artists:  Jeff Schomberg and Laura Kimpton

Located at:  City of Reno Art Plaza

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Tree Spire

Artist:  Monkey Arts

Located at:  Whitaker Park

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Check out the City of Reno website to find the locations of more public art throughout Reno.  Comment below to let me know what public art you love in your city.

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