Burning Man at Reno Playa Art Park in Reno, Nevada – Road Trip Day 9 Ep.24

Neek sez:

Burning Man is a seven-day event in the Black Rock desert 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of Reno, Nevada.  Aside from the wild night festivities and highly creative interactive artwork, Burning Man is a world renown Art event culminating in the burning a giant effigy on the last evening.  

I have never been to Burning Man and truthfully, the clothing optional aspects of it intimidate the hell out of me.  The artwork and designs of the temporary structures fascinate my aesthetic imagination, therefore, it was to my delight that some of the smaller artwork from the 2016 Burning Man is displayed at Reno Playa Art Park. Looking at the sculptures, it’s evident that Burning Man is a person who is stepping out to the beat of their own drummer. Continue reading

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Punk, Street Art, and Buddha’s Hand – Traction Ave in Downtown Los Angeles

Lex sez:

Neek and I went to downtown LA in search of an area near Little Tokyo filled with murals and other street art.  There was some parking on Traction Avenue so we stopped there to take a look around.  Lots of murals painted on the sides of buildings were already visible as we walked down the avenue.

We were happily surprised as we approached Third Street to see that part of the street was closed off.  There were booths where people were selling arts and crafts and one that was selling different blends of organic juices.  We tried one filled with different kinds of citrus fruits that was really tasty.  Continue reading

Fremont Street East – Downtown Las Vegas Outdoor Art Exhibit

Lex sez:

One of the many things I loved about our room at the El Cortez Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas was the incredible view outside the window of the area known as Fremont Street East.

The first thing I saw when I opened the curtains was the incredibly vibrant mural “The Horned Lizard” by Belgian artist ROA, which shows a horned lizard, also commonly called a horned toad, colorfully squirting a stream of blood out of its eye!  This was just the first of many murals that caught our attention. Continue reading