PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Arts Commission Meetings:The City of Las Vegas Arts Commission meets on the third Thursdays of the month (except for July and August) at 4 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Please contact the Arts Comission office for further information at 702-229-4631
Public Art Lecture – Dan Corson
Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-3515.
Dan Corson’s artwork straddles the disciplines of art, theatrical design, architecture, and landscape architecture. His projects have ranged from complex rail stations and busy public intersections to quiet interpretive building, meditation chambers and galleries. With a master’s degree in art from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s in theatrical design from San Diego State University, Corson’s work is infused with drama, passion and layered meanings, and often engages the public as co-creators within his environments. He is particularly interested in green design and new technologies and how these tools can help frame and amplify the natural world and our shifting relationship to it. Corson has been honored with eight Public Art Network Year-in-Review National Awards, and has partnered with architects and landscape architects for four AIA Awards and three ASLA awards. For more information on the artist, visit http://dancorson.com/. For more information on the event, call 702-229-4631.
Art on Main Street
As part of the Main Street/Commerce Improvement project, the city is adding several amenities to make the area more pedestrian friendly. With funding provided by the city’s Public Works Department, an artist or artists will be commissioned to create several art benches and a gateway sculpture for the Arts District at the intersection of Main Street and Commerce. The city and the Arts Commission plan on other opportunities to place art on Main, but this will require additional funding. The Arts Commission invites members of the public to contribute to this effort.
The city can accept cash, cashier’s checks or money orders made out to “City of Las Vegas” and mailed or delivered to:
Office of Cultural Affairs
City of Las Vegas
495 S. Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
For more information, contact Dianne Cripe at email@example.com, or 702-229-4631.
Other First Street Art Trail Projects:
Boulder Avenue to Bridger Avenue
This text-based “wheel art” can be found on the eight groupings of bright green bike racks along the Art Trail. You will find custom phrases by well-known writers, poets and thinkers, each designed and hand-stenciled by the artist. Share your favorite bike-related text and Cycled Musings photos by emailing us at CLVarts@lasvegasnevada.gov for possible inclusion in the City social media.
SNOWBALL IN VEGAS
Southwest corner of First Street and Coolidge
Jesse’s colossal “cat head” celebrates the Las Vegas artist’s love for felines and makes the ordinary monumental. This 9-foot-tall kitty invites viewers to contemplate our relationship to the everyday. Visitors are invited to upload their selfies and photos with Mr. Cat and emailing them to CLVarts@lasvegasnevada.gov for possible inclusion in City social media.
CITY HALL“WINDOWS ON FIRST”
ROTATING STUDENT ART INSTALLATIONS
City Hall between Clark and Lewis
This on-going series of temporary installations can be viewed in the large display windows on City Hall facing First Street. The window provides college-level students with the opportunity to develop, design, install and evaluate a project in the public realm.
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