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Midtown Sculptural Light Pole Banners

Trao đổi tuyệt đốiDeadline: January 1, 2021

The Reno Arts & Culture Commission (RACC) is seeking proposals from artists for a public art opportunity in the Midtown District of Reno. Artists working in the United States and who have experience designing projects with a similar budget and scope are encouraged to apply.

Project Description:
Trao đổi tuyệt đối The Reno Arts & Culture Commission is looking for an artist/artist team to design and create sculptural banners—kinetic or static or a combination of the two—for light poles in the newly redesigned Midtown District.

Trao đổi tuyệt đốiThere are approximately 120 light poles that sculptural banners could be placed on. The RACC is looking for a minimum of 40 sculptural banners. The sculptures can be attached to the poles in various locations but must not be reachable by pedestrian traffic and not interfere with the traffic lane (this is a major bus route). The light poles are 18 feet high. The printed banners are hung with a bottom clearance of 13 feet. The maximum weight for the sculptural banners cannot exceed 10 pounds.

The goals for the project include:  creating a unique character for a specific area of town, increasing public awareness of art, and broadening visitors’ perspectives of public spaces within the City. The artist(s) selected should have demonstrated experience working in public locations subject to vandalism and weather.

Projected budget is $42,000 for the entire project. 
Trao đổi tuyệt đối This budget is inclusive of all costs associated with the design, planning, fabrication, installation, and completion of the project. The budget includes all travel costs and insurance. The City will assist with installation logistics.

For more information and to apply, download the project PDF.



City of Sparks Opens Call to Artists for New Temporary Art Program

Deadline: January 18, 2021 

Trao đổi tuyệt đốiThe City of Sparks is opening two calls for regional artists to submit pieces for a new temporary art program in Victorian Square. The program will choose artwork and install six pieces of art throughout the downtown area to be changed out on a biannual basis.

Trao đổi tuyệt đốiThis program is designed to enhance the downtown environment and promote the understanding and enjoyment of public art.  The program’s goals are:

  • Create attractive public environments by integrating outdoor art into public spaces;
  • Showcase public art that celebrates Sparks’ historical and aesthetic values;
  • Invest in Sparks’ cultural environment;
  • Enhance the character of Sparks through visibility of community-valued artworks;
  • Promote public participation and interaction with artists and artwork; and
  • Stimulate the downtown economy through increased pedestrian activity and organized art walks, events and educational opportunities.

For more information and to apply for one or both of these opportunities, .  



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Public Art Proposals 

For artists and constituents who are interested in submitting a public art proposal on City of Reno right-of-way please refer to the Public Art page of this website.  Currently, the Public Art Committee and Reno Arts & Culture Commission is not accepting new project proposals for funding requests outside of City of Reno right-of-way. 

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