Mural in Historic West Side
Ward 5 Councilman Cedric Crear will be joined by local artists to officially dedicate new murals on the exterior wall of the West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Saturday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. The new murals are visible from Kianga Isoke Palacio Park at Doolittle Complex and are the first installation to be completed as part of the Historic Westside Mural Project.
“A big part of the HUNDRED Plan in Action is to ensure that we are celebrating our culture and adding public art to the community,” Councilman Crear said. “These beautiful new murals really add to the Doolittle Complex and I look forward to seeing even more public art created in the Historic Westside.”
Joining Councilman Crear for the dedication event will be local artist and project manager Chase McCurdy and the three artists responsible for the murals, Iandry Randriamandroso, X Darvi and Michelle Graves. The new murals are an extension of the mural wall that runs along the eastern boundary of the park, joining a previous mural that was completed in 2018 by artist Dray Wilmore.
The Historic Westside will soon be the recipient of more large-scale murals, thanks to the city of Las Vegas, the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas Life and McCurdy. The mural project was the idea of one of the board members of the Mayor’s Fund, which is the philanthropic arm for the city of Las Vegas.
Another mural project is in the works at Obodo Collective, located at 1300 C St. Artists and residents may email Murals@LasVegasNevada.gov with any questions about the project or with any ideas on additional mural locations.