Family Courthouse Outdoor Double Mural- Las Vegas, NV

  • Commissioning Entity

    Clark County Nevada

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  • Location of Commission

    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Clark County Public Art

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

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  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    Clark County Parks and Recreation Department’s Public Arts Office is seeking a professional level artist or team, to create an outdoor double mural at the Clark County Family Court within Clark County Family Courts and Services Center, 601 North Pecos Rd, Las Vegas, NV, 89155. The mural will serve as a gateway, spanning two facing walls. This project is open only to artists over the age of 18, who are not part-time or full-time Clark County employees or currently under contract for any Clark County Public Arts project larger than $50,000. The contracted artist will be required to provide their Social Security number or Federal Tax ID Number as well as may be asked to have a current State and County business license.

    The selected artist or team will be responsible for developing a comprehensive schedule for painting and providing a detailed timeline for the completion of the mural. The finalized artwork will undergo a professional application of UV and anti-graffiti shield, ensuring protection against external elements.

    If applying as a team, the project lead will serve as the sole contractor with Clark County. It is mandatory for the lead artist to identify all other team members as subcontractors. The contracted artist(s) will be required to obtain necessary insurances, licenses, and certificates, including workmen's compensation insurance, a Clark County business license, and an OSHA Scissor Lift Certification. Artist, vendors, and subcontractors for this project are required to pass a background check to be conducted by Clark County.


    The murals will be situated within the courtyard at the entrance of the Clark County Family Courthouse. The facility, which has been a vital part of the community since 1999, houses the Family Law Self-Help Center. Operating through a partnership between the courts in Clark County and the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, the center is staffed through a contract with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. The Family Law Self-Help Center's mission is to increase informed access to the legal system by providing education, information, legal forms, community referrals, and other support services to self-represented parties with family law matters in Clark County, Nevada, regardless of income, assets, or citizenship.

    The Artist/team is required to follow the available schedule of the Family Courthouse. The hours in which the artist is allowed to work at the Courthouse are limited to: Wednesday through Friday 6:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M., Saturday 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Sunday 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Artists/teams are to comply with the limited number of hours a week to work on the mural and an access badge will be provided to access loading entrances for special equipment and materials for the mural.

    The architectural essence of the courthouse offers a unique opportunity for artistic expression. We encourage finalists to incorporate the distinctive features of the facility, considering its role as a space where diverse lives intersect. The mural has the potential to become an integral part of the courthouse's identity, contributing to an uplifting atmosphere for all who visit.

    The facility embodies a rich history and a commitment to fairness. Finalists are invited to explore themes that resonate with the core values upheld by the courthouse, such as equality, unity, and the celebration of community diversity. The mural should be a visual testament to the facility's significance, fostering a sense of pride and connection among those who interact with the space.

    • The murals will create an environment that resonates with warmth, trust, and eye-catching visuals.
    • The objective is to focus on bold, artistic, unconventional/conceptual approaches and non-interpretive imagery.
    • Artists are challenged to avoid direct representation, text, or obvious themes.
    • To infuse the Courthouse with a spectrum of colors, patterns, and shapes, allowing creativity to flourish in the mind of viewers.

    Please see commission portal link for full project information and application instructions.

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