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☷ City of Reno Nevada - Large scale mural helps revitalize City Hall Parking Garage 31 May 2022
City of Reno , state Nevada ( By Press Release office)
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The City of Reno will officially dedicate Bluebirds Among Sage , a large - scale exterior painted mural , into its public art collection Wednesday , June 1 , 2022 at 3 p . m .
Media , City of Reno employees , and the public are invited to participate in the celebration on the Reno City Plaza . Free refreshments will be available to the first 150 attendees .
About the Mural Project
Artist Charly Malpass began painting Bluebirds Among Sage on the City Hall Parking Garage on May 10 and finished her mural on May 19 .
Malpass’ design covers nearly all of the exterior Parking Garage surface area on the south wall and the southwest corner , with some elements wrapping into Lincoln alleyway . Malpass teamed up with Encore Paint , a company that collects material from hazardous waste centers turning old , discarded paint into new , usable paint for artists . Sustainability has been a major theme in Malpass’ recent projects .
On February 23 , 2022 , the Reno City Council approved an Agreement to commission Malpass for the City Hall Parking Garage Mural Project in the amount of $70 , 000 from Room Tax .
On January 24 , 2022 , the Reno Arts and Culture Commission ( RACC ) approved the recommendation from the Public Art Committee ( PAC ) to commission Malpass for the project . The RACC identified the City Hall Parking Garage as an ideal location for public art .
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