We are proud to feature the work of local artist, Twisted Steel. Mr. Jim Moffitt of Twisted Steel custom designed these banners (all done by hand) for the City as part of the Main Street Beautification Grant.
Each banner is made of Corten steel, they are 4-feet tall by 2.5-feet wide. The banners consist of a rusted-metal look, featuring rivets along the bottom, with an 'F' for Fernley, and a spot to allow for hanging flower baskets in the summer months.
There are a total of 16 banners (8 pairs), they will be attached to light poles along a four-block section of Main Street between West Street and Silver Lace Blvd.
Each pair of banners represent Fernley’s heritage, the themes are: Agriculture, Railroad, Rodeo, Bighorn Sheep, Quail, Vaquero, Wild Horses, and a pair of banners featuring the Cui-ui fish and Pyramid Lake to pay homage to our Native American history.
This custom artwork is 100% funded through the Community Development Block Grant the City received for Main Street Beautification efforts. Stay tuned for additional features included in this grant that will be installed in the upcoming months.
Please use caution if traveling along Main Street on Thursday (3/24) while staff is installing the banners.