Various Art collected by the City of Las Vegas.
This Art is either owned by the City of Las Vegas or on loan from various artist.
This program is run by the Office of Cultural Affairs.
City Hall has acquired some new artwork thanks to two UNLV graduate students. They have been hard at work to create and install a new art installation that will welcome visitors near First and Clark downtown as you approach City Hall.
The piece, called Strata, honors southern Nevada’s unique desert landscape and sedimentary rock formations. In response to the urban landscape, this installation strives to raise awareness that contributes to better decision-making about our environment.
The artists, Audrey Barcio and Rebecca Pugh, are part of a public art course at UNLV. Each piece of this installation is 25 yards long. It took them two days to paint all of the panels and an entire day to install one of the 25 yard panels; there are four total panels in the installation.
Water and Light flow throughout our valley. This city exists because of our excess use of these elements. An excess of elements can also cause great damage to this oasis. We are at a pivotal point in our city’s history. The current housing crisis has caused numerous pools that populate those yards to have been left unattended. Many now live as ghosts and rememberances of a lighter time, a time when water and light signified refreshing coolness and icons of leisure. For Stop and Glow I have revisited the pools shapes of Las Vegas as a means of relief. Waiting for a bus in the brutal and painfully hot sun. I hope that the pools of light will serve as a reminder of the prosperity and life our pools once provided and something refreshingly cool for the patrons of CAT.
In 2008 construction began on a new Stupak Community center and the building was dedicated on January 5, 2010. Bright Horizons was installed near the entrance of the Stupak Community Center April 1 & 2, 2010.
The Stupack Community center will be open weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and will be closed Sundays and holidays.
Coordinated through Metro Dare program, this mural was designed and painted by Jose Belver working with local elementary school children.
The Stop and Glow project required looking at the urban space of downtown Las Vegas to generate an appropriately defined recognition of its continuing spectacle. The architectural structure of the massive digital screen at Fremont St is at one time protection from the daytime elements as well as a focal point for social activity at night. The images for the Casino Center stop within vicinity to the Fremont Street Experience utilize forms related to the presence of this object, seen and simultaneously ignored between it’s eruptions of light and sound.
Stephen Hendee 2008
On Dec. 2, 2009, the Las Vegas City Council approved to move forward with the financing of a new City Hall, a project that will boost the economy through job creation as part of the city’s economic stimulus plan. The new City Hall opened to the public March 2012.
The new City Hall is located downtown between First and Main Streets and Lewis and Clark Avenues, is two blocks south of the Golden Nugget hotel-casino. It is also near a new downtown transportation terminal. It is an integral part of a broader downtown redevelopment plan that is expected to create thousands of jobs, stimulate private investment and generate millions in new tax revenue to the city.
The Las Vegas Arts Commission commissioned local artists, Sean Russel and Zak Ostrowski to create unique and original works of art for the New City Hall. Sean Russel’s “Rivalis” paintings adorn the lobby and various other floors of the new City Hall. Zak Ostrowski’s mixed media “Bristles” can be seen behind the information desk and inside the employee cafeteria.
Created in celebration of the Las Vegas Centennial, this mountain-like steel sculpture marks the site of the City of Las Vegas Centennial time capsules, which will be opened in 2105. Produced in partnership with the Las Vegas Centennial Commission and the City of Las Vegas Arts Commission.