24 hours. 7 artists. 1 winner
Artists submissions for the Circus Circus Reno 24-Hour Mural Marathon July 15-16th opens February 19th! 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, travelers and events.
2015 was the second year of the 24-Hour Mural Marathon and featured seven very different artists. Anthony Padilla won the first place and prize money for his mural “Ascension.” The selection committee will be accepting submissions to be one of the competitors for the event From February 19th through April 19th.
The competitors will have only 24 hours to paint an original mural in panel 19’7” feet wide by 14 feet high. 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 competition will begin at 10 a.m. on July 15th and go through the night, ending at 10 a.m. July 16th. The winners will be selected by a separate panel of judges to be determined.
Virginia Street will be closed for the event from 5th to 6th street to accommodate the artists. Circus Circus Reno will also have music, food and art vendors. Reno is Artown and Circus Circus wanted to connect with the community to not only show the support for the art community but to also take part in it.
To submit, artists must submit a biography or resume, two examples of previous work created, an artist’s rendering of the proposed mural and a signed work agreement. For a copy of these documents and entry guidelines please visit the website. Entries must be emailed to Debbi Engebritson, Director of Marketing for Circus Circus Reno using We Transfer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively, it may be mailed to the attention of Debbi Engebritson, Circus Circus – Reno Advertising Department, 500 N. Sierra Street, Reno, Nevada 89503. You are responsible for delivery of the entry package within the entry period. Get your art ready and submit and we will hopefully see you in July!