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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. 

Upcoming Community Engagement Sessions

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Join Forecast Public Art and City of Reno Staff at one of our upcoming Open Houses on 4th Street to give input on your vision for the east 4th Street district. We’ll have different activities for people to engage in for people to share current conditions, favorite things about the district, opportunity zones, and their vision for the future of E. 4th Street.

Thursday, November 7, 5:30 - 7 pm Arlington Towers second floor conference area

100 N. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89501

In conjunction with the Downtown Reno Partnership Town Hall and Mixer

Friday, November 8, 6 - 8 pm at Black Rabbit Mead Co.

401 E. 4th St., Reno, NV 89512

Saturday, November 9, 10 am - 12 pm at Pitch Black Printing Co.

700 E 4th St., Suite A, Reno, NV 89512


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.