Public art proposal for the Maryland Parkway project is getting funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, it was announced today. The award is one of the NEA's recent 66 "Our Town" grants totaling $5.073 million and reaching 38 states. From Clark County:
The NEA grant is for $50,000 but is being boosted by $10,000 contributions each from Clark County, the city and UNLV as well as in-kind contributions from these entities and in-kind support from ULI that together total $101,370. A Maryland Parkway Public Art Urban Design Plan is expected to be completed by August 2016.
A multi-disciplinary design team of architects, landscape architects and artists will guide the art with community input and broad consideration of the area’s history.
Maryland Parkway is a core thoroughfare that runs from McCarran International Airport, past UNLV and the Boulevard Mall, and into downtown Las Vegas that run adjacent to the Strip and Interstate 15.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.