Friday, January 30, 2015

Art Saves

The other day we came across this little paint and ink paster of a gentlemen holding a gun in one hand and a sign in the other. His tiny hand-drawn sign says "Art Saves" and we couldn't agree more but.... We're guessing the gun is just there for his protection then? Found on the corner of Boulder Ave and First in the 18b Arts District.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tangled Lines

Olsenink returns to the 18b Arts District with this impressive new wheatpaste piece, looks like it might be a quality print of of his original designs but we aren't 100% sure. The soft colored lines and shapes contrast the dark tangled lines of hair, flowers and some great details in there. It is a shame someone tagged on top of it, but then again.. That is the name of the game now isn't it?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Beauty From Tragedy

Milk the Bunny gets up with an artistic response to the Charlie Hebdo shooting tragedy in Paris a few short weeks ago, replacing her usual bunny unicorn horn with a No. 2 Pencil in this brightly painted piece. The phrase Je suis Charlie ("I am Charlie") written on top of a French flag. In the artists words... "freedom of expression. as an artist, one must live a life full of pure expression. if we let fear enter, we cease to have a voice. defy fear and milk the bunny." The addition of someone's lighter left as a tribute completes this piece, found in the 18b Arts District.

Friday, January 23, 2015

You're Welcome!

A recent visit to the Henderson area finds some stickers from Where's Warhol, Pesci and others.
Las Vegas and the immediate surrounding areas seems to always be hit fairly heavy with stickers, even certain sections of the Strip can uncover stickers if you look in the right places. This parking lot is no different, artists using what they can to get up....and stay up!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Stay Out!

Another visit to the 18b Arts District finds this tiny door to nowhere, with a warning for the viewer to "STAY OUT".
This artist unknown wheatpaste piece looks to be done with construction paper with hand painted purple letters, complete with a ripped section to match the previously posted piece....well, more than likely not. But sometimes ya gotta appreciate unintentional continuity, right?! 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Stencil G

A number of stencil pieces from an unknown artist have been popping up around the 18b Arts District, this recent image of a woman's face seems to be less rushed, cleaner and more solid than previously seen work. But then again the work looks very much like Olsenink's style of stencil, but we aren't 100% sure. Nor are we sure if someone spray painted that red letter G after the fact, but it does give a more finished feel to it.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Exit Through The Thrift Store

A familiar image recently floated into in the 18b Arts District, a red heart balloon on a string...
Hmm...where have we seen this before? Spanky, Panky, Blanksy? Well anyway, it was something like that.
This piece was pasted and it appears they finished the grease pen string in the street, the 8 lines and following punctuation add to this artist unknown mystery.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Do What I Say

A gutted electrical box reveals a tiny blue door with a message to "DO WHAT I SAY", with an added copyright logo sticker from Chuxart. Looks like someone had a little trouble getting the door pasted up without ripping it. Uh huh! Not as easy as you thought it was, now is it? Found in the 18b Arts District.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Street Art Associate

Artist, photographer, journalist and fellow Los Angeles escapee Ed Fuentes has written a great article on the Las Vegas street art scene. Giving us a look at the 18b Arts District through his blog, check it out!

Eye Box

A rather eclectic combination of symbols for this mysterious paster covered in some brownish substance we'd rather leave a mystery. (What they hell are they putting these up with?!) Looks like the Buffman has apparently been hard at work scrubbing tags away too, just to make way for some fresh ones. Oh well.. Interesting image found on the corner of Fremont and 6th, artist unknown.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Curate The Bunny

Milk The Bunny returns to the 18b Arts District with a wheatpaste, a chair and an idea that brings these elements together to invite viewers to have their own street art photoshoot with this installation. Explained in the artist's own words, "The main objective of the installation is to invite viewers to interact and be part of the art work. By sitting on the chair, the viewer then "Milks the Bunny". It is in a public space, making the invitation open to everyone." We dig this new piece located near Coolidge and Casino Center, go grab your photos before its gone!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Stuck Door

We Are Zombies returns to the Fremont East District with another round of 100+ fresh stickers.
This door has been curated for well over a year now, with some help from other artists making their mark on this highly visible and photographed spot. Kudos to We Are Zombies for taking care of and making this spot continually grow, someone buy that guy a beer! he can review it!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Just Say Whoa

Another Mickey Mouse image recently found hanging out on Paradise and apparently trippin balls.
This black and white psychedelic image from an unknown artist just happens to be located right in front of the Clark County School District Education Center building. I wonder if someone is telling us they didn't learn their lesson about the evils and dangers of drugs in school. Hmm?...

Friday, January 2, 2015


A group of artwork has been collecting on the Coolidge building on an old electrical box for some time,
different artists all with different styles and message. Be it advertising their logo like Official Genius or entertaining us with a little cartoon like Art Night LV. But whats the deal with those vaguely racist cartoon images? We like the juxtaposition between the black & white faces pasted next to each other, but we can't help wonder if someone is trying to make some sort of point. Hmmm... You decide!