Las Vegas Graffiti in the Art District
On a recent trip to Las Vegas, my daughter and I spent a few hours just riding around. We had the rental car gassed up and we wanted to see something other than The Strip. We found ourselves in the downtown area.
Both my daughter and I are fond of architecture and art and hoped to stumble upon some great artwork and impressive buildings. We very easily found both. More about the buildings in another hub, but within a few short blocks we found all of the examples of graffiti style artwork that you see here. These are only a portion of the photos I took.
If you have Google Earth downloaded, you can find the "Welcome to Las Vegas" mural on the wall at the corner of 1st and Coolidge by looking at the street view. The mural of the lady in purple and gray tones is on the Coolidge side of that block, but that entire wall is painted differently on Google Earth. Based on the construction found on Google Earth, the images there are over a year old.
The three you see below that are entirely black, red, white and gray with red lightning strikes are all on the same wall between two buildings. It's quite impressive seen together. However, I was unable to get it all in one shot because of how close the buildings were.
The Arts District or 18b
The Arts District is made up of an area of downtown Las Vegas that is bordered by Commerce Street, Hoover Avenue, Fourth Street and Las Vegas Boulevard (at Charleston) and Colorado Avenue. It is referred to as "18b" which stands for the 18 blocks that originally made up the arts district. This area continues to grow in size and popularity.
This district holds a "First Friday" festival on the first Friday of each month that draws large crowds into the area that are eager to eat, drink and explore. Entertainment includes various food vendors, music, visual performances and artists displaying their works.
Visit the Arts District in Las Vegas
I hope you enjoyed these as much as we did. Let me know which one(s) are your favorite(s).
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to visit Vegas and dare to explore the Arts District. You never know what beautiful artwork you may stumble upon.
18b Arts District of Las Vegas
- 18b Arts District (Official City of Las Vegas Web Site)
- 18b Las Vegas Arts District
18b The Las Vegas Arts District includes over two dozen art galleries, shops, and restaurants, and can be reached from the Strip by the ACE bus.
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