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Gibraltar Drive now home to Longest Little Landscape mural

Post Date:07/22/2019 1:37 PM
The City of Reno invites the public to the unveiling of the “Longest Little Landscape” mural, titled The Infinity Range, by artist Jennifer Charboneau on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. along Gibraltar Drive in southwest Reno.

Technically, the project consists of three murals, as there are three separate retaining walls that span the section of Gibraltar Drive between Heavenly Valley Lane and Cashill Boulevard. All three walls are now adorned with mountainscape-themed murals.

“This is just one more attraction that adds to the vibrancy of our growing arts and culture destination,” Ward 1 Reno City Councilmember Jenny Brekhus said. “This neighborhood mural is a prideful tribute to our city and region, and to the state of Nevada, which most people don’t realize is the most mountainous state in the lower 48.”

The piece was approved by the Public Arts Committee. Previously, the retaining walls had been a target of graffiti for a number of years. In response, Brekhus asked City staff to come up with a solution for beautifying the walls, and the Longest Little Landscape mural concept was born.

According to the City of Reno’s Arts, Culture and Special Events division, at approximately a quarter-mile total in length, this is the longest mural the City of Reno has ever commissioned. 

Refreshments are generously being served by Rita’s Italian Ice and Jack’s Popcorn Company.
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