The City of Henderson continues to enhance the Water Street District in downtown Henderson, making it a more vibrant and active neighborhood. The City’s collective vision is for an authentic downtown core that is welcoming to everyone. The goal is for the Water Street District to become both a place to call home and a community gathering space by offering a collection of retail, professional services, family activities, arts and nightlife entertainment, employment centers, and educational opportunities.
The City called on artists to participate in a themed celebration of water in the Water Street District by covering 12 concrete benches along Army Street with artwork. After receiving over 100 proposals, the following artists were selected.
Thank you to City Lights Art Gallery for their support of this project.
Sophia is a Computer Science student at UNLV who began mural painting in her freshman year of high school at Advanced Technologies Academy and continued her work until she graduated in 2019. Using acrylic paint, she poured many hours into painting multiple murals around campus, and she continued to explore other media in her free time such as digital illustration and gouache. Today, she continues to develop herself artistically and meld this passion with her technical curiosity.
Robin graduated from the School of the Art Institute in her native Chicago, but Las Vegas has been her home for the past fifteen years, where she lives with her young son Leo and her husband Jimmy, who is a performer with Cirque du Soleil. She has been deeply influenced by the nature and neon of her adopted city. She also loves the culture of creativity and support found in the Vegas Arts District, where she founded the world-famous event company Skin City Body Painting. Robin is a passionate community advocate, a member of the Arts District Board and participates in multiple charity events each year.
Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Smart Museum of Art, the Peace Museum, the Contemporary Art Workshop, the University of Chicago, DePaul University, John Michael Kohler Arts Museum, The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Compton Verney Museum, UNLV's Tam Gallery, Emergency Arts, The Smith Center, Springs Preserve, Life Cube, Meow Wolf, Art-o-mat, Atomic Todd Gallery, Ambrosino Gallery, Lucky Gallery, Recycled Propaganda gallery and the Arts Factory.
Eric held a decade-long day job graphic design career alongside his professional fine art and mural practice, but eventually quit his day job in early 2019 to pursue his thriving art business full time.
His expertise as of late is mural art, having been commissioned to create murals since 2014 by such clients and organizations as the City of Las Vegas/Clark County, Life Is Beautiful festival, The Doyle Las Vegas, Zappos.com, The Venetian Resort, Meow Wolf at Area 15, the new Circa Casino Resort, and various private residences and local businesses around Las Vegas.
“Bring me a challenge; I will paint a solution.”