For years, the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Art Gallery has served as the Valley’s primo forum for art installations and sculpture-based exhibits. It’s a dramatic space that gets a lot of foot traffic because, well, everyone at one time or another has to conduct business at the government center. Local and international artists have sought to match the dimensions of the space, often with amazing results. Who could forget Chad Brown’s massive 33-foot century plant shoot he built for his show last year—the wooden piece was so huge that he couldn’t store it and had to destroy it afterward. Only the rotunda gallery can house works that epic. See for yourself, as Stephen Hendee’s light-based installation, “The Pinpoint Remains,” is on display though Aug. 3.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products