Fundraiser of the week: A Parkway to Vegas’ soul

A public art project is installed on the pedestrian bridge across Maryland Parkway north of Desert Inn Road in Las Vegas on Monday, June 11, 2012.
Photo: Leila Navidi

In the 1990s, Maryland Parkway was very different. It was lined with locally owned record stores, cafés, shops, bars and restaurants, most of which are gone today. Writer, artist and general polymath Pj Perez aims to stir those ghosts in Parkway of Broken Dreams, a documentary film that tells the story of Maryland Parkway through the artists, business owners, radio DJs and coffeehouse poets who gave that UNLV-area thoroughfare that modified spark. Perez is hoping to raise $15,000 for music licensing fees, travel expenses for additional filming and other behind-the-scenes expenses. Give enough and you could get anything from a collection of vintage show fliers to a producer’s credit. seedandspark.com/fund/parkway-of-broken-dreams#story.

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