The Circus Circus Reno 24-Hour Mural Marathon 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 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 winners will be selected by a separate panel of judges to be determined. 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 not only be allowed, but invited to watch the art created right in front of their eyes.