Updated: May 27
Today I took a virtual street art walking tour around Midtown, Reno, Nevada using Google Street View as the vehicle. The following are some of the murals and pieces I discovered during my wanderings. I have never been to Reno and I just had a look at a map of the United States and closed my eyes and pointed to a city. Of course, I would much prefer to be walking around on foot.
Starfighter in blue
A Young woman wearing a hoodie This beautiful mural in a blue-grey duotone is about 3 m tall and it is been placed on the side of a car park. The young woman has a frame in which she is putting her arms through.
Blue Mural, Horseshoe Motel, Reno
The mural is blue with the images of horses in a rodeo. There is an orange streak of paint in rough circular shape highlighting the riders and the horses.
Bacchus emerging from a sea of wine
A mural depicting Bacchus emerging out of a sea of wine. Bacchus is the God of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, fertility, ritual, madness, religious ecstasy and festivity. There are a number of people floating in the sea of wine one is a young boy holding a tire. Another is a man that appears to be drowning and toasting a glass of red wine at the same time. "Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune. " a quote by Dr Thomas Fuller.
Purple Cat Smiling
This street art piece is a purple cat that looks like the demonic version of the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland. It is placed over the window of a shop called Happy Happy Joy Joy a toy store in midtown Reno. The eyes are a yellow spiral pattern making the cat looking bugged out.
Mural on Smoke and Liquor Shop, Reno, Nevada
A colourful and engaging street art mural on a smoke and liquor shop in Reno, Nevada. The whole facade of this duplex building has been painted and would make an excellent photograph.
Back in the Day is Now
A large mural on the side of a building on Virginia Street, Reno. The mural is a pattern of flowers and blue leaves with the byline “Back in the day is now.”
Mural on Concrete Wall - Wild Orchid Building, Reno
The mural is on the front concrete wall outside the wild Orchid building, in Reno. The mural is a space scene containing galaxies, planets, stars, and other celestial objects.
Lion and Ghoul Mural
This piece to pics a female ghoul or skeleton standing next to the head of a lion. The lion almost has human-looking eyes and it has a glum look of sadness.
If you enjoyed this post and are interested in street art you may enjoy reading;
The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti
By Rachael Schacter