On January 23rd, 2022, a stunning new mural project was completed at Manuel J Cortez Elementary School in Las Vegas, Nevada. This 7,300 square foot indoor project was a collaboration between 38 different artists and was organized by Graffiti Park Las Vegas, in partnership with the Clark County School District.
The mural, which is not a public mural, features over 20 different pieces of art throughout the school hallways, each one depicting a unique and vibrant array of colors and designs. From playful animals and nature scenes to inspiring messages and symbols, the mural captures the energy and creativity of the school. The artists brought their own unique styles and perspectives to the project, making it a truly collaborative and dynamic piece of art.
The project was a volunteer effort, with Graffiti Park Las Vegas leading the charge. The organization, known for promoting street art and graffiti culture in Las Vegas, partnered with the Clark County School District to bring this mural to life. The mural was completed in just 4 days of work, with the artists working tirelessly to bring their vision to life.
The mural has been met with great enthusiasm by students, staff and parents of Manuel J Cortez Elementary School. “We are so grateful to Graffiti Park Las Vegas and the artists who donated their time and talent to this project.” the school’s principal said.
This mural not only beautifies the school and inspires the students but also showcases the power of collaboration and community spirit. The mural is not open for public viewing but serves as a source of inspiration and pride for the students and community of Manuel J Cortez Elementary School. It is a great example of how public art can bring a community together and inspire the next generation of artists.