New banners in the Cultural Corridor are part of the Downtown Dynamos cleanup that took place April 26. The banners were installed at the request of the Cultural Corridor Coalition to strengthen the corridor’s identity. The banner design concept was developed by the Cultural Corridor Board, working with Eurie Creative.
The banner design depicts a section of the colorful pedestrian bridge, “Vegas Arabesque,” that was designed by artist David Griggs. The LED-lit public art bridge traverses Las Vegas Boulevard, connecting the Natural History Museum and the Las Vegas Library, and has become an iconic image for the Cultural Corridor since its completion in June 2011.
The banners begin at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue. Continuing along the "Cultural Corridor Trail," the banners are displayed south along Las Vegas Boulevard to Bonanza Road, and along Bonanza as the trail travels west to Casino Center and then north to Stewart Avenue, ending near the Mob Museum. The Cultural Corridor extends for 12 city blocks along the urban trail that leads to the area cultural institutions. Cultural Corridor attractions include:
- Cultural Corridor Theatre Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North
- Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North
- The Natural History Museum, 900 Las Vegas Blvd. North
- Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, 500 E. Washington Ave.
- Cashman Center & Cashman Field, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North
- The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave.
- Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North.
- Burlesque Hall of Fame, 520 Fremont St.
The Natural History Museum is one of the anchor facilities in the corridor. Museum Executive Director Marilyn Gillespie states, “It’s great to see all the improvements that have been happening in the Cultural Corridor. These new banners will definitely help designate the neighborhood as a cultural area and a destination to visit.”
For more information about the Downtown Dynamos Cleanup Day, visit http://uwsn.org/volunteer/dynamos/. For more information on Cultural Corridor facilities, visit http://culturalcorridorvegas.org/.