In the past decade, downtown Las Vegas has become a cultural epicenter for food, entertainment, upscale urban living and most profoundly a burgeoning art scene. It would be hard to miss the Life is Beautiful permanent installs, four-story building colorful murals or even the hidden wall art in alley ways, sprinkled throughout the 136 sq. miles.
What better way to see all of the local art than on a bike?
Take the RTC Bike Share self-guided tour to check out the works of Agostino Lacurci, Keya Tama, Pretty Done, Snipt, Brett Rosepiler, and more downtown Las Vegas artists. Landscape ni1, Found Again, and Pretty Funk Alley are new pieces brought by way of September’s Life is Beautiful festival. While you’re riding around, keep an eye out for cassette pieces by local artist Dan Forty-Five that contain one-liners from songs and the artists who performed them.
Can you find all 19?
- Landscape ni1 by Agostino Lacurci, 7thStreet
Agostino Iacurci (1986) is an Italian-born, Berlin-based artist. Iacurci’s practice embraces a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, and installation. He creates immersive spaces to transform the perception of given environments.
- Found Again by Keya Tama, Ogden between 7th& 8th
Keya Tama Is a South African artist based in Los Angeles. He has painted murals and presented in galleries around the world since the age of thirteen. His style can be described as “ancient contemporary minimalism” as his work aims to reunite old and new through contrasting yet unified iconography.
- Pretty Funk Alley by Pretty Done, Entrances to alley from both Fremont and Ogden between 7th & 8th
Pretty Doneis a creative art brand that is based in abstract freestyle pop art. Hand-drawn characters, fonts, and design patterns are processed with creative color combinations, bold lines, and imaginary imagery. The artwork is based in positive energy, fun meaningful messages, and abstract youthfulness which represents a unique universal language of ideas.
- DTalley, Entrance to alley from Carson between 6th & 7th
dT-Alley Community Coalition, Inc., is a Nevada Non-Profit Corporation (“The DCC”) dedicated to the beautification of the Downtown Las Vegas Alley located between Fremont/Carson and LVB/6th Street. This community space incorporates art and interactivity for locals and visitors through the use of murals, sculptures, innovative landscaping, and multiple interactive “moments” all of which provide a beautiful space in an otherwise under-utilized area.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat & Dennis Hopper Murals by SNIPT, shareDowntown
Derek Douglas, known professionally as SNIPT, is a Las Vegas based artist who has become best known for creating mixed media pop art mashups. Having showcased his artwork across the United States since 2013, the body of work created by SNIPT has included mural installations for corporate clients, convention exhibits, interactive music festival installations, and inclusion in several gallery exhibits in both solo and group formats.
- MF DOOM Mural by Brett Rosepiler, Main & Colorado
Brett Rosepiler is a Las Vegas native artist who has been tattooing since 2005. Brett paid homage to the late MF DOOM with this mural after his passing in October 2020.
Share your bike share route photos on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #RTCBIKE5 and include @RTCSNV for a weekly chance to win an RTC Bike Share Jabba Bluetooth speaker. Everyone who posts a photo of their ride on their public social media channels using #RTCBIKE5 and @RTCSNV through October 31, 2021, will also be entered to win two tickets to the upcoming Vegas Golden Knights game on November 9 against the Seattle Kracken!