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Bicentennial Park Call for Sculpture

DEADLINE: 3/9/2020, 5:00 p.m.

The City of Reno Arts & Culture Commission, in collaboration with The Reno Downtown Rotary, is seeking sculpture for purchase and installation in Bicentennial Park, immediately east of Ralston Street between First Street and the Truckee River, in downtown Reno.

Goals of this project include: transforming a park into a home for a permanent sculpture exhibition; increase public awareness of art; broaden viewers' perspectives of public spaces within the City, and foster a sense of place in a highly visible area along the Truckee River.

SPECIFICATIONS: All sculptures MUST fit one of the existing pedestals. The maximum weights and sizes vary for each pedestal type. There are two available pedestals (2B and 5C - See PDF for weight and size specifications). The pedestals are topped with a steel plate for welding/securing artwork. Selected artist(s) will provide an image of the artwork being proposed.

BUDGET:  The total budget for this project is $40,000. There are two (2) available sculpture pads. The purchase price of the piece should include any artist fees for transporting the work to the site. Please note: The budget is for 2 pieces of art, not necessarily from the same artist.

For more information and to apply to the call, please download the complete Request for Proposals PDF.

Call for Artists: Tahoe East Shore Trail Mural

DEADLINE: 2/1/2020, 6:00 p.m.A photography of a tunnel leading to a beach at Tahoe.

Since its opening in June 2019, the new Tahoe East Shore Trail connecting Incline Village to Sand Harbor State Park has quickly become an attraction for both residents and visitors interested in exploring Tahoe’s famed East Shore on foot or by bicycle. To augment the natural beauty of the immediate surroundings and transform a utilitarian tunnel into an enjoyable, relevant art experience, the Tahoe Fund and Tahoe Public Art, with financial support from Raley’s, have joined together to commission a mural that will be unique to the space.

For more information and to apply to the call, please visit Tahoe Public Art's website. 

Project Information 

Overview - The RACC seeks proposals to produce at least seven videos six that are 15 seconds in length and one that is 2-3 minutes in length. The following videos should be produced: 

  1. The 15 second videos will be based on the RACC’s latest marketing campaign “Discover your “I”” - Inclusion, Inspires, Identity, Imagine, Interact, and Investment to be shown on the RACC’s social media platforms, TV, and website.
  2. The 2-3 minute video will incorporate all of these video concepts to be presented by the RACC to the City Council as well as other community stakeholders.

City of Sparks: Mural RFQ

DEADLINE: 3/27/2020, 5:00 p.m.The City of Sparks logo.

The City of Sparks is accepting qualifications from professional artists or teams of artists in response to a public art opportunity for the City of Sparks.

BACKGROUND

In 2015, the City of Sparks began one of the largest redevelopment projects in its history in downtown Victorian Square.  Planned for completion by 2022, a six-square-block area of downtown Sparks called Victorian square will be transformed into housing (apartments and condos) for 5,000 new residents, new restaurants and retail spaces, an event venue, a central plaza and gathering space. New buildings around the existing parking garage has made the building invisible to general public.

This project aims to make the accessibility inside the garage easier to find and allow pedestrians inside the garage to find their way into the local businesses and outside plaza.

For more information and to download the RFQ, please visit the City of Sparks's website.

City of Sparks: Sidewalk Art RFQ

DEADLINE: January 31, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

The City of Sparks is accepting qualifications from professional artists or teams of artists in response to a public art opportunity for the City of Sparks.

BACKGROUND

In 2014, Priyasha Landry, a Junior girl scout in 4th grade at Westergard Elementary started working on her Bronze Projects. On the first day of school, a little girl was hit on the crosswalk at Mae Ann and Avenida Da Landa. This is a growing issue in many areas. Priyasha found the idea to have a flag program to get the attention of drivers before crossing the street. She created a solution to a problem in the area which is the requirement of the Bronze project and formed her team of a few other girl scouts and the City tried a pilot program which has been in use for almost 4 years now. This is a project executed by a 13 year old with the help of the City of Sparks and it is amazing to have little voices be heard and see them making a difference and being an advocate for Pedestrian Safety.

For more information and to download the RFQ, please visit the City of Sparks's website.


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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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