24-Hour Mural Marathon – Call for Artists
Circus Circus Reno announces a call for artists for the 24-hour Mural Marathon.
Deadline: 19 Apr 2016
The competition will begin at 10 a.m. on July 15th and go through the night, ending at 10 a.m. July 16th. The competitors will have 24 hours to paint an original mural in panel 19’7” feet wide by 14 feet high. This is a permanent art installation on the side of the Circus building. The murals (seven in total from seven different artists) will face Virginia Street in the heart of the Arch District in Downtown Reno, a busy intersection for motorists and travelers. Virginia Street will be closed for the event from 5th to 6th street. There will be music and food. This event is not just a competition but a show for audiences of all ages. People will be allowed and invited to watch the art.
The artists will compete for prize money, $2,000 to the first place winner, $1,000 to the second place winner, and $500 to the third place winner. Each artist will also receive a $750 stipend to pay for paint and materials in order to complete the murals. The winners will be selected by a panel of judges.
Circus Circus entered the art scene in 2014 with the very first 24-Hour Mural Marathon and it has grown since then.
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