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24-Hour Mural Marathon Now Accepting Artist Submissions

Through April 21

RENO, NV (March 7, 2017) – Artist submissions for Circus Circus Reno’s 24-Hour Mural Marathon is now open. The event, which will be held July 15-16, will challenge selected competitors to paint an original mural in a panel 19’7” wide by 14 feet high on the Virginia Street side of the Hotel Casino. The murals will remain on the walls for one year and competitors will compete for prize money: $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second and $500 for third. Each artist will also receive a $750 stipend to pay for paint and materials. The competition will begin at 10 a.m. on July 15 and end at 10 a.m. on July 16. The winners will be selected by a panel of judges to be determined.

 

Artist submissions are open to any and all artists from around the country. Interested artists may submit no more than two original concepts. Each concept submitted need not be fully completed work, but should illustrate clearly to the selection committee what their finished piece would look like. Entries must be submitted electronically by 12 a.m. on April 21 using Wetransfer.com to masonv@eldoradoreno.com. Alternatively, it may be mailed to the attention of Victoria Mason, Eldorado Resort Casino – Community Relations, P.O. Box 3399, Reno, Nevada 89505. For more information, official rules and submission guidelines, please visit CircusReno.com or click here.

 

This will be the fourth annual event for Circus Circus Reno and it is also part of the annual Artown festival.  Spectators are invited to watch the selected artists live at work as well as be present for the final awards ceremony. Virginia Street will have viewing areas, as well as music, food and art vendors.

 

About Circus Circus Reno

Circus Circus Reno is a vacation destination with six unique dining options. Enjoy the free circus acts at the midway as well as games for all ages. Circus Circus Reno is one of three connected resorts in Downtown Reno including the Eldorado Reno and Silver Legacy Resort Casino, boasting over 4,100 hotel rooms, 23 restaurants, 19 bars and lounges, 8 nightspots and 226,500 square feet of gaming. For more information visit circusreno.com find us on Facebook, friend us on Foursquare, follow us on Twitter, download our Mobile app or call 775.329.0711.  #CircusReno