Reno Gateway Project

The Gateway To Art In Reno

What Is The Gateway Project?

The Gateway Project is a coalition of nonprofits, community businesses and volunteers who are raising funds to bring new interactive public sculptures from the playa to northern Nevada for temporary display.

With the help of the City of Reno and Sierra Arts Foundation, we were able to secure Gary Gunderson’s “Pentamonium” in downtown Reno at the site of the Lear Theatre (with thanks to Artown).  Today, the public continues to take delight in ringing the interactive sculpture’s bells, and marveling at its intricate whirly-gig on top.  Children of all ages gather to celebrate the arts and read about the work’s origins from the playa.

The 2015 Gateway Gala featured local artists, and the auction of locally crafted sculptures to raise funds for Pentamonium’s installation.  (Photos of the gala are available online here.)

For 2016, we continue to bring new work to Reno with a goal of raising $30,000 in an effort to bring an even grander idea from the playa to downtown Reno. Through the Gateway Gathering, planned on Saturday, June 25th – we’ll be raising funds to help bring a Burning Man Global Arts Grant project to Reno for installation at the Lear Theatre (Riverside Drive and Ralston Street).

On Saturday, June 25th,  The Gateway Project Reception will start a night of celebration, then immediately following afterward,  the Gateway Gathering will kick the night into high gear.  This year’s goal is an exciting one –  helping bring a Burning Man Global Arts Grant project to Reno – the Playa Park.  This curated collection of art pieces will be placed together on the playa at Burning Man, then re-assembled in Reno for the public to experience and enjoy.