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Call for Artists

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Truckee River Path Mural

DEADLINE:  June 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm

The Reno Arts & Culture Commission (RACC) is seeking proposals from artists for a public art opportunity along the Truckee River Path at 2nd Street. Artists working in the United States and who have experience designing projects with a similar budget and scope are encouraged to apply.

The Truckee River is a unique asset to the City of Reno and flows through the heart of downtown. This mural is the first in a series aimed at revitalizing the Truckee River walk by creating murals at the bridges that go over the pedestrian and bike path along the Truckee River. The City is focused on creating a safe, beautiful, and accessible river connecting people and places by integrating more art along the Truckee River corridor. The RACC is seeking proposals for a mural that covers the underpass at 2nd Street.

Projected budget is $5,000 for the entire project. 
This budget is inclusive of all costs associated with the design, planning, fabrication, and completion of the project. The budget includes all travel costs and insurance.

For more details and information on how to apply, please download the project PDF.


E. 4th St. Public Art Project

DEADLINE: July 6, 2020 at 11:59 pm

SUMMARY: The Reno Arts & Culture Commission (RACC) is accepting qualifications from artists for a public art opportunity on E. 4th Street in Reno, NV. Artists working in the United States and who have experience designing projects with a similar budget and scope are encouraged to apply. Teams of artists are welcome to apply.


The Reno Arts & Culture Commission received an Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support community engagement and public art creation in the City of Reno’s E. 4th Street District. E. 4th Street has undergone many transformations over the years and remains an important part of our city’s history. There has been a recent resurgence of businesses in the area--old and new--and a desire to create a cohesive identity in the neighborhood. The City’s new master plan, Reimagine Reno, and the Downtown Action Plan, envision the area as an innovation district. This project will enhance what is already becoming a mixed-use and light industrial environment to transform East 4th Street into a vibrant location for residents and tourists. This project is an opportunity to bring together the neighborhood, businesses, and Community Assistance Center to create a sense of social cohesion, safety, and identity.

Before putting out this RFQ, the RACC worked with Forecast Public Art on a series of community engagement sessions. The input received has been compiled in a report that can be found here: . This report includes thoughts on location for the artwork, themes, forms the artwork could take, the community identity, and references to the history of the area. It is recommended that you read the report to get a better idea of the background for this project.

The RACC is interested in connections to the local artistic fabric. This could include mentorship, hiring local artists, hiring or working with local fabricators, and more. 

For complete details and information on applying for this call, please download the PDF.

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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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