The Las Vegas Arts District gets a new name and a new sign!



After several years of anticipation the "18b" sign arrived in Las Vegas' Arts District this morning. 18b is the official name of the arts district.

The name represents the original 18 blocks that make up the district. The sign is part of a series of new and historic signs that are being placed along the Casino Center Rue in Downtown. Casino Center is being transformed into a major transportation hub and corridor that will connect the Las Vegas Strip with Fremont Street, Symphony Park and 18b.

In addition several local artists were commissioned to design bus shelters using historic signs from the Neon Museum such as the 5th Street Liquor Sign and the Landmark. The entire project is being anchored by a new transportation hub currently under construction on Casino Center and Bonneville. The new transportation center will replace the one directly behind the Historic Post Office and Court House on Stewart Avenue.


Thanks to Brian "Paco" Alvarez for letting us use the images!