Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip looking for local artists to create a mural on the property | MORE entertainment in Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is holding a competition for a local artist to create a mural on the Strip property.

According to a press release, the chosen artist will receive a four-year scholarship to the College of Fine Arts of the UNLV, paid in full by the Cosmopolitan.

As part of the competition, the selected artist will create an original fresco on what makes Las Vegas unique and diverse. The resort said the mural should represent Las Vegas‘ thriving and diverse community.

The mural will be on display in the rear employee entrance, serving as an expressive and artistic welcome to the station’s diverse staff of more than 5,000 employees, the property said.

“Las Vegas is an incredibly resilient community that is home to some of the world’s most remarkable and diverse talent. From local artists and performers to local chefs and business owners, diversity is in Las Vegas’ DNA, ”said Daniel Espino, director of human resources at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. “As a resort, we are committed to supporting both our employees and the local community through our diversity and inclusion efforts to improve the lives of those in need through outreach, education and support. We are delighted that through this exclusive partnership with the College of Fine Arts at UNLV, we can better integrate diversity and inclusion into our arts program while making possible a local artist’s dream of continuing their education. .

The Cosmopolitan provided the following details for the competition:

  • Sep 22 – Oct 15: Opening of tenders
    • Local artists can submit 2-5 artwork examples, a letter of recommendation and a one-page personal statement detailing their history and love for Las Vegas; what makes Las Vegas unique and diverse and why they are looking to further their education in the arts.
  • October 29: 10 finalists will be informed
  • November 19: deadline for submission of sketches
  • December 10: the winner will be announced
    • Once selected, the winner will bring the diversity mural to life as a permanent art installation as part of the complex’s strong art program. In addition, the laureate will receive a four-year scholarship to continue his artistic studies at UNLV. The cost of materials to create the mural and the purse will be covered by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Those interested in participating can submit their application here: https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/art-contest. Submissions will be accepted until Friday October 15th.

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