Tourist Location, Movie Location!
Las Vegas is well known as a top tourist destination, but it’s also a mecca for movie making. “The Hangover,” “Casino,” “Leaving Las Vegas” and “Last Vegas” are just a few of the many blockbuster films made here. Now there’s a new incentive to draw moviemakers to Nevada. Starting soon the state will offer cinema tax credits. Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman worked with State Senator Aaron Ford for the passage of a film incentive bill in the last legislature. To learn more visit the Nevada Film Office at www.nevadafilm.com .
The site also has great information about production resources available in Nevada, and includes job listings, support services and equipment/studio options.
The Development Services Center, located at 333 N. Rancho Drive, now features a large artwork, comprised of five colorful fiber sculptures by Las Vegas artist Cyd Bown, is entitled “Nephele.”
The artwork, composed of fabric, thread and steel, measures 30 feet by 8.5 feet by 24 feet. Nephele, which means “cloudy” in Greek, is an Art in Public Places project of the Las Vegas Arts Commission. The city of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Arts Commission Percent for the Arts Fund provided $60,000 toward the total cost of this artwork.
Picnic Shelter Reservations Now Available Online
Planning your next birthday party or family reunion is now easier with online reservations being offered online. Shelter rentals start at $15 and vary in price depending on size, expected number of guests, and whether music will be played or alcohol allowed. Information on specific facilities at each park is available at recreation.lasvegasnevada.gov
Celebrate Nevada’s 150th Anniversary
Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Learn more at www.Nevada150.org .
Southern Nevada Strong
Southern Nevada Strong is a new collaborative regional planning effort, funded by a $3.5 million dollar grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It provides the resources to conduct in-depth research and community engagement efforts to look at issues facing our community and propose collaborative solutions. Learn more at www.southernnevadastrong.org .