Free Park and Art Las Vegas, in conjunction with the Historic Commercial Center District, is calling all artists to showcase their talent in an 18-acre sidewalk mural exhibit and chalk art parking space exhibit. The first installations are to begin Nov. 11 during the Commercial Center’s first Holistic Healing Festival & Open House, where they will hold a healing event, and install the first sidewalk murals, and have a chalk art competition open to the public. All participating artists will be featured in social media blasts, website hotlinks, press releases, documentary and new historic book.
The Holistic Healing Festival will start at 11 a.m., followed by the shopping center’s open house and art walk, live music, exotic foods, and business showcase from noon-5 p.m. at Building E.
Located at 953 E. Sahara, just west of Maryland Parkway, the Historic Commercial Center District has initiated a major cleanup project over the past few weeks, spearheaded by Paula Sadler, president of the Commercial Center Business Association and owner of A Harmony Nail Spa. Plans are underway to create the largest off-the-Strip free public artwalk and art sculpture garden in Las Vegas.
Sadler and the business and property owners within are dedicated to preserving this historic area by creating community through the expansion of art, music and food. Several new businesses and restaurants have recently opened or are in the process of opening, including the Italian Oasis Pizzeria, Affordable Dental, Sausage Fest, Haifa, handcraftivity, and many more to be showcased at the open house.
Sadler recently represented the Commercial Center family of businesses at the Clark County Commissioner Meeting for District E. County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani spoke with Sadler about the center’s public parking lot and roadways maintenance requests and the parking lot is now scheduled for sealing and restriping—a win for Commercial Center. The last service was in 2004, and the last request was in 2009.
The Historic Plaza opened in 1963, and has housed hundreds of Las Vegas’s finest small business owners for more than 50 years. Providing a safe haven away from controlling corporate chains, it has allowed small mom & pops/family businesses to thrive, create and flourish. The Historic Commercial Center District’s Facebook page showcases live video and photos of community cleanup, graffiti removal, restriping of the parking lot, prayers and meditations for healing and can be viewed at www.facebook.com/commercialcenterdistrict.
Interested artists should contact artist@FreeParkAndArtLasVegas.com or call Paula Sadler at (702) 810-9831.