Neonopolis Parking Garage Mural

Submitted by Aniko Doman

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Client: City of Las Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, NV, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $20,000

Project Team

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Friends of Nevada State Museum

Friends of Nevada State Museum Las Vegas

Artist

Aniko Doman

anikodoman.com

Public Art Agent

Rebecca Holden

City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs

Other

Dr. Neil Kelley

Vanderbilt University

Overview

One of two water-themed murals located at the Neonopolis Parking Garage in downtown Las Vegas. Entrance ramp, near the intersection of 4th and Fremont Streets. Overall size 160 feet long, 11 feet tall.

This mural is an imaginative glimpse into Nevada’s prehistoric past when half of the state was covered with ocean. The 40 foot-long marine reptile is a shonisaurus, inspired by a complete fossilized skeleton of the animal uncovered in Berlin, Nevada. Included in the underwater theme are three imagined prehistoric Vegas showgirls befitting the quirkiness of Neonopolis.

Goals

The mural was part of the facility's remodeling. This Downtown Las Vegas public parking garage is used annually by tens of thousands of out-of-state visitors and local residents.

Process

Scientific input for the animals was provided by the Friends of Nevada State Museum Las Vegas, and Dr. Neil Kelley, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University.

Additional Information

This public art project was commissioned by the City of Las Vegas.