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"Space Whale" Dedication in Downtown Reno Scheduled for Friday

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The City of Reno will be dedicating the new Space Whale in City Plaza Friday, August 18th. 

The Space Whale was assembled last week but the City pushed back the dedication because of the threat of rain. 

Back in April the city spent $64,000 to rent and install the Burning Man sculpture. At about 50-feet tall it's a life-sized sculpture of a humpback whale and a calf. Washoe County Commissioner Kitty Jung has directed $9,000 of her special district fund to light up the Space Whale for one year. 

The installation is scheduled to stay at the City Plaza until after Burning Man 2018. 

The City says the Space Whale is a full scale stained glass humpback whale mother and calf and was featured at Burning Man in 2016.  The Space Whale, LLC teamed with artist Android Jones to create the sculpture in steel and stained glass. 

If you'd like to attend, the dedication is open to the public. It begins at 8:15 p.m. Friday August, 18th. 

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