Reno Sculpture Fest returns May 6

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -- The event that brings dozens of larger-than-life sculptures to downtown Reno will happen again this year. Reno Sculpture Fest is scheduled for May 6-8, 2016.

"We take a little bit of a gallery and museum environment out into the real world where people can just come out and engage and have a good time and feel safe seeing that. It is that gallery and museum experience blended a little bit with the Burning Man playa experience," said Aric Shapiro, director of the Reno Sculpture Fest.

"We have a lot of artists that are part of Burning Man, but it goes beyond that. It is not just a Burning Man festival downtown. It really is its own event now and it is really forging its own identity, which is really a unique identity for arts in Reno," said Reno City Councilman David Bobzien.

The festival takes place on Virginia Street as well as on top of ReTRAC plaza which the cover over the underground train tracks in downtown Reno. In addition to sculptures there will be live music, food, and drink.

Admission to the event is free.