Imperial Bar and Lounge will transform into a “Korean BarbieQ,” replete with disembodied Barbie art installations, female empowerment and Korean fusion, through November.
The new owners of Imperial partnered with Abigail Plonkey, founder of THRICE and an arts experience maker out of Denver, Colorado. Plonkey’s team will create a pop-up art and food experience turning Imperial pink and adding six new dishes and six cocktails to its menu. The bar will be filled with Barbie-themed art decorations and interactive installations.
Expect to find chevrons made of legs, a wall made of hair and Barbie-head chandeliers. Plonkey also commissioned a mural by Reno’s Joe C. Rock and a custom sign by Color of Neon, the only neon benders left in Reno.
“It’s meant to be cheeky and fun,” she said.