Artist Selected For "Zap 10" Program In Las Vegas

Open House Scheduled To Meet And Discuss Designs

April 16, 2018 - 2:27 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - Clark County's Zap program is bringing public art to East Cheyenne Avenue. On Thursday, April 19th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the community is invited to meet the recently chosen artists, learn more about the proposed works and provide feedback, at Walnut Recreation Center, 3075 N. Walnut Road, 89115. This informational open house is free.

In April, after gathering public feedback from the initial open house, 10 local artists, selected by an independent review panel, will design original artwork and submit their final designs.

In May and June, after their final designs have been approved, Zap 10 artists will bring their original designs to life on 38 designated public utility boxes along East Cheyenne Avenue, from the Las Vegas Wash Regional Trail Park, to Lamb Boulevard, and around Walnut Recreation Center and park (just south of Cheyenne Avenue). After artists are finished with the creations, a second open house will be held at Walnut Recreation Center to celebrate the completion of Zap 10.

Initiated in 2005 by Clark County Parks and Recreation in the Winchester Neighborhood, the Zap Public Art Series has become a vehicle for bringing public art to neighborhoods throughout the Las Vegas Valley and beyond. In recent years the popularity of Zap has spread to other municipalities and organizations in Southern Nevada, who have embarked on their own utility box public art projects.

Those interested in the Zap program can visit the website at: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/parks/Pages/zap-homepage.aspx. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

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