Daydream in Reno

Found in the 'Biggest Little City!' This mural with Daydream written on it -- a work of art by Joe C. Rock -- is an exhibit at the Reno Playa Art Park in Reno, NV.

Daydream mural, Reno, NV

Earlier this year, we spend a few days in Reno, Nevada. While we were there, we stayed in Circus Circus in the city. When I looked out the window of our hotel room, my eyes caught sight this huge mural just across from the street — the Daydream mural. It was a picture of a couple in the middle of a passionate kiss and behind them was what looked like some dry mountains that can be seen on the other side of the Sierra Nevada.  On this work of art were the letters that read ‘Daydream.’ A mural by Joe C. Rock.

Daydream mural:

The kissing couple, Daydream mural in Reno

The Daydream mural at the Reno Playa Art Park

On our second day in Reno, we decided to walk around and get a feel of the ‘biggest little city in the world.’ As we turned into Virginia Street and what should I see: the mural that I’d seen through the window — The Daydream mural.

And in front of the mural were the sparkling structures that I had seen from up there. I later learned that these structures — the metallic butterfly, electric dandelion and a star made of stars — that I had seen all lit-up at night, were exhibits of a public art project.

The Gateway Project’s 2016 installation @ The Reno Playa Art Park:

The Daydream mural by Joe C. Rock, Reno.

The Gateway Project's 2016 installation @ The Reno Playa Art Park:

 Linking to

Monday Mural hosted by Oakland Daily Photo

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11 Comments on this post.
  • Sami
    25 September 2017 at 3:23 am
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    Fabulous mural!! It’s huge and so much detail.

    • dNambiar
      26 September 2017 at 1:33 pm
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      Indeed. 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by, Sami. 🙂

  • Rahul
    26 September 2017 at 12:11 am
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    Sure it looks dream like!

    • dNambiar
      26 September 2017 at 1:34 pm
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      Doesn’t it!! 🙂

      I came across so many great murals in Reno. Wait till you see them all, Mr. Bhatia. 🙂

  • tom the backroads traveller
    27 September 2017 at 3:15 am
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    …there is so much to see here, nice that you were able top photograph from so many angles.

    • dNambiar
      27 September 2017 at 11:46 am
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      That was fun. The one I took from the hotel room seems to be free of other distractions — the other exhibits at the art park, I mean.
      Thank you for stopping by, Tom.

  • Oakland Daily Photo
    27 September 2017 at 8:00 pm
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    Reno has an incredible selection of murals. Your photos show how intricate this one is. Thanks for contributing to this week’s Monday Mural.

    • dNambiar
      29 September 2017 at 12:07 pm
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      Oh yes! Reno has some great art work on its streets. I’ll link up a few in the coming weeks.
      Thank you so, so much for hosting MondayMural. 🙂

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