You may have heard the saying about how time flies when you’re having fun. This October we will celebrate our Fifth Anniversary and with it we will embark on the biggest development since our opening.
The Museum’s North Gallery has been sitting quietly next to our parking lot since the fall of 2012 with only occasional photo shoots and small events filling the space. Beginning this fall an “immersive experience” will appear nightly in the North Gallery. We’re in the design phase but rest assured, this will be a first in the nation endeavor and will further the Museum’s reputation for remarkable innovation. As part of this project I’m pleased to announce we have signed nationally recognized projection artist Craig Winslow, who will develop this program by combining art, history and music into a nightly program worthy of a prominent spot on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Along with the North Gallery experience, we begin our new fiscal year with more positive news. Visitation is up 28 percent over the previous year with more than 120,000 visitors making their way to the crown jewel of Las Vegas. Ninety percent of our visitors are tourists, 72 percent of them coming to us from Strip properties. This is a noteworthy and significant statistic that adds daily to the economic rebound of downtown. As you may know, we purchased an adjacent parcel and now have opened that space for additional signs, which have been out of the public eye for years.
And, thanks to several generous donors, three signs in our main collection are being restored and will be returned to the Boneyard and fully lit for future visitors to enjoy.
Thanks to all who continue to contribute to our cause and help us Grow the Glow!
Until next time,