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Top Murals In Las Vegas

September 30, 2013 5:00 AM

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There are many extravagant things to see in Las Vegas. Along with all of the buildings and world-famous entertainment, the city is also home to innovative pieces of art and attractive murals. These murals can be found inside some of the most popular Las Vegas destinations and can also be seen outside away from the Strip. This wall art not only shows the talent within Las Vegas, it also shows an appreciation for art from around the world.

VenetianSuite1 (1)The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-1000
www.venetian.com

The Venetian is one of the most respected hotels on the Las Vegas Strip for many reasons. Under its beautiful lighting are intricate sculptures and pieces of art that surround visitors who come to stay, be entertained or want to simply browse the luxurious hotel casino. There are paintings created by hand on the ceiling and these murals are impressively detailed and classic, much like the artwork of Venice. Paying homage to the artists of Venice doesn’t stop there, thanks to the gondola rides. These boat rides travel down the Grand Canal of the Venetian, allowing those on board to feel the beauty of Venice with the help of stunning visuals.

terrace studio one bedroom Top Murals In Las VegasThe Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas
3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7000
www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com

Wallworks at the Cosmopolitan is a collaboration of the works of some of the most respected of artistic minds. These murals are creative and intelligent, making a visit to the Cosmo a must for art enthusiasts. For those hoping for something that’s just interesting to look at, the use of graffiti and interesting graphics will serve this purpose. Wallworks is a permanent project at this modern hotel casino. By incorporating different artistic styles and materials, viewers are able to see fun pieces of art while also considering the message of the artist.

title inside style Top Murals In Las Vegas18b Las Vegas Arts District
18b Arts District
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 384-0092
www.18b.org

It’s not surprising that many Las Vegas art enthusiasts frequent the Arts District. The area has history and a strong sense of artistic appreciation. Buildings and events within the Arts District boast some of the most innovative art in the city, helping to create a community of established artists and up-and-coming artists of the future. The art that is featured outdoors within the District is displayed with an unconventional edge as it is shown throughout the alleys from Imperial to Hoover. These murals feature street art from various artists. The creators are from all over the world and show the love of art that can be seen throughout Las Vegas. These works not only promote a deeper love of art, they are also a reminder of the culture in the District.

Related: Top Bizarre Statues Or Public Art In Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip Exteriors‘Cityscapes’ at McCarran International Airport
Terminal 1 Tram Station D Gates
5757 Wayne Newton Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 261-5100
www.mccarran.com

McCarran Airport is a very popular airport that serves as a destination point for people from all walks of life. Going through this airport, it’s easy to notice the diverse and notable art that impresses regulars as much as new visitors. One of these displays is a mural that is a collection of 16 drawings by children in the Clark County School District. Titled “Cityscapes,” the brightly colored mural shows the beauty of other well-known cities. The process to create this wall of cities is also eloquent. The original drawings were made into paintings and the paintings were then placed on tiles to create a wall of imaginative artwork.

1362544715113 Top Murals In Las VegasCaesars Palace Hotel And Casino
3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 731-7110
www.caesarspalace.com

Caesars Palace is renowned for its elegant design and Roman influences. There is a spiraling escalator, big statues and a ceiling that resembles the sky and the clouds. This painted ceiling displays the blue sky and the vibrant clouds in delightful shades of color. This inspires tourists and locals to visit the Forum Shops for both the lavish shopping experience and the fantasy of viewing the sky while indoors. This artwork also has an added bonus. Viewers can watch the lighting of this sky change to simulate the transition from day to night.

Related: Top Las Vegas Businesses With Art Galleries

Princella Talley is a freelance writer and photographer living in Las Vegas. Along with writing for
CBS Local, she currently writes for the print publication, The Guardian Express. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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