Councilman Cedric Crear To Celebrate New Public Art Projects

The city of Las Vegas will celebrate its 2019 Contemporary Art Program Tuesday, May 7, at 10 a.m. at Fire Station 1, 500 N. Casino Center Blvd. Ward 5 Councilman Cedric Crear will reveal the mural that covers the bay doors at the station; it is titled “6 Ways to Draw Attention” by artist Erik Burke.

With a commitment to promoting and developing the arts as a meaningful and creative part of the city, the Contemporary Public Art Program partners with the community, artists and creative teams to present temporary site-responsive murals, sculptures, projections, performances and other proposed media on public and private designated sites. This year, the program will feature artwork by Brett Bolton, Erik Burke, Randy Mendre, Valentin Yordanov and Bobby Zokaites.

All artists submitted proposals by the March 13, 2018 deadline and were notified within two months of the submission. Selected artists are eligible to receive up to $10,000 toward direct project costs. For more information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or email ArtsLasVegas@lasvegasnevada.gov.