The eccentric and lively Las Vegas Strip may be the first attraction on your list when visiting Sin City, but many quirky and out of the box art installations and museums throughout the area provide just as unforgettable experiences. We’ve rounded up some of the best places to see and appreciate art in Las Vegas that are as unique and entertaining as the city they’re in.
Area 15 opened in September 2020 as the world’s first experiential art and entertainment complex. Located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, the new 40,000-square-foot complex offers immersive activations, monumental art installations, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars, eateries and much more.
Visitors can enjoy multiple virtual reality experiences such as Army of the Dead: Viva Las Vengeance, as well as artificial intelligence experiences and audio-visual art installations, axe throwing, indoor golfing, a flight simulator called Birdly, an outdoor ride with panoramic views of the Strip, immersive rides and a psychedelic art house.
The complex also features food and beverage outlets, including The Beast by Todd English, Emack & Bolio’s ice cream shop, Lumin Café & Kitchen, Makers & Finders coffee shop, the Oddwood cocktail bar, and Rocket Fizz candy store.
MoDS is a one of kind immersive and creative playground for content creators and social media influencers to transcend and push boundaries of digital ingenuity and pioneer how digital art interacts with the world. MoDS invites the entire family to embark in an experience that is unforgettable.
The museum makes for a perfect date night, a place to gather with friends, or the ideal venue to host your next event. MoDS offers professional photographers as part of its VIP package to guide and inspire your photos, delivering high quality imagery to take home.
The proof is in the selfies. Climb into a gold bath. Make a splash into the emoji pool. Fly your own private jet. Or defy gravity in the Upside Down Room. Here, the photo illusions are what will make them stop scrolling. From fun to all-out luxury, take your pics and get ready to flood everyone’s feed. Express your selfie and head to the Museum of Selfies at the LINQ Promenade for a unique attraction experience.
The new museum for immersive and high-tech art installations debuted June 10 on the Las Vegas Strip with the world premiere of “Leonardo: The Universal Man”. Chronicling the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci, the hour-long, three-part journey transports guests into the mind of the Renaissance master who changed the perception of humankind through his visionary ideas, science and art. Tickets are now on sale and available via perceptionlasvegas.com.
Internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale site-specific public art installation located approximately 10 miles south of Las Vegas. Composed of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than thirty feet high, Seven Magic Mountains is a creative expression of human presence in the desert that punctuates the Mojave with a poetic burst of form and color.
What began as a storage site for retired neon signs has grown into the full-fledged Neon Museum in Downtown Las Vegas. More than 200 rescued historic neon sign pieces from 200+ Las Vegas properties sprawl across the nearly two-acre Neon Boneyard.
You’ll recognize some, even if you’ve never seen them in person such as Caesars Palace, the Moulin Rouge Hotel, the Golden Nugget and more from Las Vegas history. Hop on a guided tour any day of the week—or better yet, night, when clever lighting gives you a sense of the glowing glory of a historic chapter in this city’s buzzing lifespan.
The STRAT continuously supports the Las Vegas art community with a series of striking modern art displays visible throughout the property, while also incorporating international artists. Most recently, The STRAT and Life is Beautiful have come together to unveil “Dancing in the Desert,” a collection of four eccentric murals displayed on the property’s massive parking garage walls by internationally renowned artist, Antonyo Marest.
Also on display are a variety of pieces curated by local artists including “Look!,” a custom metal fabrication by Blaque Metal Works; and “Ebb & Flow,” a striking arrival piece by Manny Avila and The Blue Tree Group, which resembles two intertwined gold pieces of ribbon as an expression of Las Vegas’ indisputable artistic talent that demonstrates balance and support.