Downtown Reno's New Space Whale Sculpture | KUNR

Downtown Reno's New Space Whale Sculpture

Aug 6, 2017

Reno is becoming the new home for a large, so-called Space Whale sculpture. Our News Director Michelle Billman chatted with contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno to learn more.

Credit Joe Sale Photography

The sculpture is a life-size representation of a humpback whale mother and her calf. There were roughly 1,700 individual glass panels installed in this ambitious piece of public art.

The project is paid for out of the city’s portion of room tax funds that go into the city’s arts budget. 

To learn more, check out this video

The sculpture's dedication this week has been postponed due to weather. Check with the City Of Reno for updates.