[Best of Vegas 2015]

Best Public Art That Licks You: Snowball in Vegas by Jesse Carson Smigel

Go ahead, get in there.
Photo: Steve Marcus

There are times when getting personal with public art is unsavory (we’re looking at you, crunk tourists climbing inside the giant stiletto at the Cosmo). And then there’s Snowball, the 10-foot Styrofoam cat head on the corner of First and Coolidge. Smigel conceptualized his sculpture as a photo op, its face all goofy pleasure while giving a tongue-bath to anyone who gets close. It’s a cartoonish, wonderful love-slob of an ambassador for the envisioned First Street Art Trail. So go ahead, get licked. jessesmigel.com.

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