Sign with stickers next to mural by Tarek Benaoum.
On yet another visit to the urban art lab of downtown Las Vegas, I followed my map to scout progress of post-museum art of stickers and stencils in the 18b, the Las Vegas Arts District. Those leave-behinds, which we can presume are not sanctioned, seem to be tolerated since they identify the area as an experimental art zone. They are branding the creative blocks, so to speak. As you recall, the 18b sits between The Strip and downtown’s Fremont Street Experience, and home to graffiti / murals in public view. (The street art south of the Fremont Experience, were curated by Rise Above and under the guardianship of Downtown Project). Here are some shots taken Sunday around the 18b.
The Stencil Network surviving the elements.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.