In partnership with local artist Tanya “Miscre8” Watler and curator Patrick Duffy, Fashion Show Las Vegas – the area’s premier shopping, dining and experience venue – has debuted a one-of-a-kind three-dimensional mural on its plaza staircase. The rainbow-inspired painted installation entitled “Colors that speak to a United City” is a tribute to an outlook of inclusion and hope.
Located on the strip-side Plaza staircase, this 50-foot mural resembles a cascading rainbow and serves as a visual and interactive celebration of the diversity, enthusiasm and optimism that Las Vegas tourist and local population is known for. Former graffiti artist Tanya “Miscre8” Watler was chosen to bring the idea to life.
“Curating a work of this scale can be complex,” explains Duffy, CEO of the Nevada School of the Arts. “One has to know the vision and experience of the artist, and they really need to be able to speak to the public through their work. After months of curation, I’m thrilled with the piece Tanya created with me for Fashion Show. It’s quite the wow factor on Las Vegas Boulevard.”
This exclusive artistic experience features a total of 73 unique colors and took the artist 72 hours to complete. Guests are encouraged to take images at the soon-to-be-iconic spot and share their experience on social media by tagging @fashionshowlv.
“What a feeling it is, after 25 plus years of drawing, painting, designing and curating art to now have a piece on the Las Vegas Strip,” stated Miscre8. “I’ve always wanted my art presented in a space like this – bold and happy, for all to enjoy.”
Colors that speak to a United City was created in partnership with Harlem-bred artist Tanya Michelle Watler (Miscre8) known for her hand drawn, hand painted, sometimes illustrated original artwork. Watler started her artistic career in the 90’s in on the streets of her hometown, Harlem New York, with her whimsical colorful street style. She the founder of Lil Art Bodega Creative and has works featured in DELANO Las Vegas, Staedtler, Zappos, Art Live, Life is Beautiful, and local loved business like Simply Pure.