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East 4th Street Public Art

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In May 2019, the City of Reno received a National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant to support public outreach and public art creation to commemorate the City of Reno's 4th Street District.

The Lincoln Highway project will bring together businesses and residents of east 4th Street in a community process to create a sense of social cohesion, safety, and identity. This two-year community engagement process will explore cultural district development, the history of the area, storytelling, and the past and future of Reno. The result will be one or more public artworks that reflect the community identity. 

4th Street has undergone many transformations and, most recently, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County completed a two-year multimodal improvement project connecting the City of Reno and the City of Sparks. The City of Reno will partner with the 4th Street Brewery District, Nevada Humanities, and the Community Assistance Center to realize this project.

Forecast Public Art has been brought on as a community engagement consultant for the project. Saint Paul, Minnesota-based Forecast fosters dynamic, inclusive and resilient communities through public art, community-engaged design and transformative placemaking. 

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Upcoming Community Engagement Sessions

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Open 4th Street at the Depot

Friday, January 17, 6 - 8:30 pm

The Depot - located at 325 E. 4th St., Reno, NV 89512

Join the City of Reno at the Depot on Friday, January 17 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. with Forecast Public Art and artist Jen Charboneau to learn about the E. 4th Street Public Art Project. Cindy Ainsworth the President of the Nevada Chapter of
the Lincoln Highway Association and one of the founding members of the Historic Reno Preservation Society (HRPS) and Alicia Barber, PhD, Director of the 4th Street/Prater Way History Project will give a historical overview of the area with
their talk “A Visual History of Fourth Street”. Also enjoy live music by the Reno Modern Brass and complimentary appetizers.


If you have questions or would like more information, please email Megan Berner, Public Art Program Coordinator, at or call (775) 326-6333.

National Endowment for the Arts logo The 4th Street Public Art Project is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.