With all the cutthroat mudslinging municipally driven public art can incite, there’s always the option of holding a public forum, inviting anyone to toss forward helpful comments and/or scathing opinions before final decisions are made. That’s why November 17 is a very special day in Downtown Las Vegas.
The four finalists in the Main Street Signature Sculpture commission will present proposals for the planned work on Garces Avenue, where Main and Commerce streets intersect. The $246,000 art project is part of the $40 million Main Street Improvement Project, and the finalists are Wayne Littlejohn, Luis Varela-Rico, Mendre Sculptures (Randy Mendre) and artists Zak Ostrowski, Clemente Cicoria and Drew Gregory (working under the business name Zodiabula). The city will hold the event at the spacious Fifth Street School Auditorium, 401 S. Fourth Street, at 6:30 p.m., so there should be ample room for dissenters to speak now or forever complain about who should’ve won.