Jacobs announces expanded event space in Reno

Jacobs Entertainment, the Colorado company that has purchased several blocks in downtown Reno for development, announced on Feb. 1 that it had filed permits to expand the Glow Plaza on Fourth Street into a larger venue, to be called the Glow Plaza Festival Grounds. The venue is expected to include a state-of-the-art stage for free concerts, a food truck alley, and a large open-air shade pavilion. Completion is expected this summer. Organizers plan to host a Burning Man related event and a Blues and Jazz festival, among other events.

Space Whale sculpture to undergo repairs

The Reno News & Review reported last week that the Space Whale sculpture in Reno’s City Plaza, will have much of its stained glass replaced with more durable, harder-to-vandalize Lexan.

“The stained glass and steel sculpture of a humpback whale and her baby, born at Burning Man in 2016, has had about a quarter of its 1,800 glass panels broken since it was installed on city property in 2017,” the RN&R reported. More here.

National grants + opportunities for February

Colossal posted a new list of art grants and opportunities with February deadlines, including LIFT–Early Career Support for Native Artists, Sustainable Arts Foundation’s Grants for Artists with Children, and other grants, residencies, fellowships, and open calls.

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