The plan to improve Maryland Parkway from McCarran Airport to downtown will now include public art thanks to a federal grant.
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the project a $50,000 grant. It is one of 66 projects around the country to get money from the $5 million “Our Town” grants.
The money from the NEA is only the beginning. Clark County, the City of Las Vegas and UNLV will all contribute $10,000 to the art project. Plus, the Urban Land Institute will give in-kind support so that all together more than $100,000 will be available for public art along Maryland Parkway.
Those involved in the project say the money will allow planners to create a cohesive and creative design along the length of the Maryland Parkway Project.