UNLV Hosting its 4th Annual Art Walk, Nov. 5

Exhibition: Connective Tissue UNLV’s College of Fine Arts honors the Las Vegas arts community for its dedicated support of the arts and culture in Southern Nevada with its free annual Art Walk. As the UNLV art galleries open their fall exhibitions, come and explore a variety of arts, performances, and live music as you walk along the academic mall of the UNLV campus. The 2019 Art Walk lighting design is a wonderful collaboration between the Theatre Department, Dance Department, and Student Union & Event Services. October 11, 2019 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV Photo Services)

The Univerity of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is hosting its 4th Annual UNLV Art Walk, this year entitled “Art Restart” — a celebration of the arts, co-presented by Susan N. Houston, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 5.

The event is meant to honor the Las Vegas arts community for its dedication and support of arts and culture in Southern Nevada.

Come and explore a variety of art exhibitions, performances, and live music as you walk along the academic mall of the UNLV campus. In addition, enjoy bites from your favorite local restaurants, a beer garden, wine tastings, and more. The event is free and open to the public. You can read about all of the Art Walk events here.

This year also features a special tribute to honor the 40th anniversary of “The Flashlight”  — UNLV’s most famous sculpture, located in the plaza between Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall and Judy Bayley Theatre. Making its debut in 1981, The Flashlight, created by famed artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen, is a 38-foot tall form made up of 24 black steel fins painted with polyurethane enamel. It was commissioned to “amplify the vision” of the Performing Arts Center. 

The Oldenburg Flashlight 40th Anniversary Ceremony at the UNLV Performing Arts Center will begin promptly at 7 p.m. on the night of Art Walk.

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